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May 2016 Archives

What are my rights and responsibilities as an injured worker in Wisconsin?

For some workers who are injured on the job, whether in a motor vehicle accident or some other way, it may come as a surprise to learn that their employer isn’t necessarily going to be their ally. In some cases, employers are too concerned about minimizing the costs of workplace injury to truly be a good resource for injured workers regarding the workers’ compensation process.

Cargo securement issues can factor into trucking accidents, trucker liability, P.2

Last time, we began looking generally at cargo securement rules both at the state and federal level. As we noted, federal and state rules establish very specific requirements which must be followed by truckers and their employers. These rules are in place to help ensure that heavily loaded commercial vehicles don’t cause undue risk of harm to others on the roadway.

A brief look at federal and state cargo securement rules

In our last post, we began looking at the issue of cargo securement and the role it can play in truck accidents and truck accident litigation. As we noted, cargo securement is regulated at both the federal and state levels, and commercial vehicle operators and their employers have the duty to abide by these rules.

Cargo securement issues can factor into trucking accidents, trucker liability

A recent truck accident involving a Wisconsin-based trucking company is a reminder how cargo issues can play a part in truck accidents. The accident, which occurred out in Wyoming, involved a trucker who had reportedly fallen asleep at the wheel. When his vehicle veered off the road, the truck landed on its passenger side and toppled numerous beehives full of honey bees which were placed in the truck’s flatbed trailer.

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