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Wisconsin deputy suffers work injury after car crash

A Wisconsin Sheriff's deputy sustained a work injury after being struck by a driver, later accused of being drunk. The work injury occurred when the deputy was traveling northbound in his squad car. The other driver reportedly ran the red light and crashed into the officer's vehicle causing a head injury to the deputy.

The deputy struck his head on the window frame and was later transported to the hospital for treatment. He was released later on the same night. The female driver failed to stop after the accident so the injured deputy followed her. She finally had to stop when the hood of her vehicle flew up and obstructed her view.

Although the deputy sustained a head injury, he still assisted the other driver. Another trooper arrived to the accident scene and noticed the woman appeared to be intoxicated. She was arrested after failing field sobriety tests and remains jailed on a $5,000 bond.

The Wisconsin officer was fortunate to have sustained what appeared to only be a minor work injury, although many injuries sustained in car accidents turn out to be more serious than first believed. Either way, the deputy in this case will likely be able to claim workers' compensation that will assist him in whatever medical bills he incurs due to this car crash. When an employee is injured on the job, workers' compensation can help them with the subsequent costs. However, when a worker feels like they are not receiving the benefits they are entitled to by law, they may be able to seek out assistance to ensure they are rightfully compensated.

Source: Mount Pleasant Patch, "OWI for Driver in Crash Injuring Sheriff's Deputy," Heather Asiyanbi, Sept. 25, 2012

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