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May 2014 Archives

Industrial accident causes work injury to multiple employees

Industrial factory workers are protected through government-regulated safety procedures meant to minimize their risk and help keep them safe. When a work injury does occur, it can leave an employee in pain and in need of extensive medical treatment. A Wisconsin business owner who publicly ridiculed the stringent inspection and regulation of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration and other government agencies was recently involved in a devastating situation that caused work injury to many of his employees.

2 hospitalized after car and school bus collide

When parents put their children on a school bus in Wisconsin, they likely don’t think twice about their safety. Buses are typically a safe way to transport students to and from school and to their various activities, but every now and then, accidents do occur that can lead to injuries for bus passengers.

Federal grant money will assist some Wisconsin SSI recipients

Although many of our readers in Wisconsin and elsewhere are likely familiar to some degree with the Social Security Disability program, they may not be as familiar with another government program sometimes linked with SSD that offers some benefits to eligible persons.

Company fined for failure to prevent potential work injuries

Manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin can be dangerous environments to work in if employers do not take the time to apply safety regulations and prevent work injuries. A victim of an on-the-job injury may not have been properly trained, which may have contributed to the cause of the accident. A machinery factory was recently accused by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration for violating 13 health and safety regulations that had the potential to cause devastating work injuries.

Drunk driver on trial for crash that killed 2 women

When a person makes the decision to drink and drive in Lacrosse, Wisconsin, he is not only putting himself in danger, but he is also risking the safety of those with whom he shares the road and the other passengers in his vehicle. Some people try to make the excuse that they were not aware of what they were doing after drinking, and didn’t mean to get behind the wheel. This is why it is important for drivers to have a plan in place and make sure they have a designated driver before they start drinking.

Qualifying for SSDI based on back impairments

Back pain is one of the most common health complaints in the United States, with about 80 percent of Americans experiencing back problems at some point in their lives. The severity of back injuries can certainly vary a lot. In some cases, it is a bit of soreness or tightness that makes itself known throughout the day. In other cases, it is debilitating enough to restrict an individual to bed and leave them unable to work.

Farm safety training could help prevent work injury

When farm safety and emergency care training are not provided to employees, an entire group of people could be at great risk for catastrophic accidents. Experiencing a life threatening work injury while working on a farm could leave an employee with physical and mental disability. A recent emergency rescue and safety program will help to train Wisconsin farm workers to proactively help prevent accidents and work injury.

1 killed, 2 injured when van collides with semi-truck

It is the responsibility of motorists in Lacrosse, Wisconsin to always take the proper precautions when driving and to be diligent and aware of their surroundings at all times. This is especially true in construction zones. Road work can present its own unique driving conditions with the potential for serious injuries for motorists and construction workers alike. This is why it is so important that drivers slow down and pay attention to what is going on around them.

Undercover stings aim to reduce pedestrian accidents in Wisconsin

With spring officially in full bloom in Wisconsin, more and more people are out and about enjoying the warmer temperatures. This means that there are also more pedestrians crossing the roadways. Drivers need to be alert and aware of pedestrians who are crossing in the street and understand that drivers are required to stop when a pedestrian is in a crosswalk.

Workers' compensation claims in Wisconsin

Appropriate and honest choices made by an employer may include safety training and risk management for employees that work in hazardous environments. Providing safety equipment and following state-regulated guidelines can make a difference in the overall safety of a workplace and the prevention of workers' compensation claims. A Wisconsin employee who has suffered an injury in an unsafe workplace may choose to investigate their workers' compensation benefits.

SSA adds new conditions to Compassionate Allowances list

The Social Security Administration (SSA) periodically updates a special list of what it deems the most serious disabilities. Any person with a disease or illness that appears on the so-called Compassionate Allowances list (CAL) qualifies to have his or her disability claim expedited, provided that the claimant is eligible to apply for government benefits.

Wisconsin man arrested for fifth OWI after accident

For those who have been involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver in Lacrosse, Wisconsin, the consequences can be severe, if not fatal. Many are left with a feeling of bitterness to think that someone behaved in such a careless manner and put the lives of those around him or her in danger.

2 motorcyclists dead after hit-and-run collision

As the weather continues to warm up in Wisconsin, there will likely be more and more motorcyclists on the roadways enjoying the mild temperatures. Automobile drivers need to be aware of bikers and take into consideration their unique driving abilities. Because a motorcycle provides no protection around the biker, when one becomes involved in an accident, the results can often be deadly.

Construction work accident injures 3 individuals

Experiencing a work accident that includes being buried by wall, ceiling and floor materials can cause severe mental and physical anguish. The long-term therapy and medical treatment that a Wisconsin victim may require can be extensive. Three employees suffered injuries during a work accident that dumped 2,000 pounds of building materials on top of them as they completed their daily duties.

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