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Important ladder safety tips to follow

Do you work in a field in which you regularly use a ladder? Are you sure of your ability to do so in a safe manner?

Even if you use a ladder day in and day out, there could come a time when you are part of a serious accident.

Trucker fatigue and burnout can cause serious accidents

Truckers operate very heavy trucks and trailers. When you add the cargo to it, the weight increases considerably. Because the weight, size and speed of these trucks can be devastating in an accident, it is imperative that truckers are well rested and ready to give their full attention to the road when they drive. Not doing so could lead to semitruck crashes.

Whether the trucker is suffering from burnout or fatigue, he or she can't give driving the rig the attention necessary to make it to the destination safely. Even though burnout and fatigue are often lumped together, they are very different. Here are some points you should know:

3 steps to take after a serious accident

You didn't expect to get hurt today. In fact, you felt great when you got up. You thought everything was going like you wanted, but that all came to a quick end when you were hit by a car.

Now, you've been left with serious injuries. At the scene, you're just trying to cope with the injuries and pain you're feeling. What else do you need to do? These are some steps to take after an accident.

A brain injury can make it difficult for you to work

During the summer months, people decide to spend more time outside. For people who have traumatic brain injuries, the time they spend outside might be limited because of the impact of the injury. This is only one way that your life might change after a traumatic brain injury.

Another way that a traumatic brain injury is that you might not be able to work. This can make it hard to live since you will constantly have to worry about money.

Farm safety education starts early in Highland

Illinois farmers operate heavy machinery on a daily basis. That machinery can result in fatal and life-threatening injuries. Considering that many of our state's youth could grow up to work on farms one day, it's never too early to start educating children about safety issues on the farm.

The Highland Community Unit School District is striving to do just that. St. Paul Catholic School recently participated in Agriculture Safety Day. May 12 is a worldwide day to bring higher awareness and education regarding the importance of farm safety.

What costs should I think about after a spinal cord injury?

Any accident that causes a spinal cord injury is one that was very serious. Whether this tragic accident occurred at work, in your vehicle, or in another location, you might have recourse. It is imperative that you think carefully about what you do after the accident. Of course, your top priority is seeking medical care.

Often, you will face a long road with your healing. Some spinal cord injuries produce permanent results that mean you have to learn how to live with a new idea of what a normal life is going to be like.

Steps to take after a workers' compensation claim denial

There are few things worse than suffering a serious injury on the job. If this happens, you will face a variety of challenges in the near future.

For example, you will need to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Along with this, you may find that your injury requires ongoing treatment, often lasting for many months into the future. In the worst cases, you may not be able to work again.

Winning a personal injury case is not the end of the fight

People of all walks of life may find themselves suffering from an injury that is someone else's responsibility. Whether you are a businessperson, teacher, farmer, union laborer, artist, or any number of other occupations, you may suffer an injury just about anywhere, at any time.

When you have been injured by someone else's negligence, the law has a clearly defined process through which you may pursue justice. If a court rules in your favor, you may recover a broad range of remedies. Your financial recovery may include compensation for your medical expenses and your lost wages while recovering from the injury. They may also include compensation for losses more difficult to quantify, such as lost wages in the future from an ongoing disability, or compensation for your pain and suffering.

Should I consult a lawyer before I speak with insurance?

If you've worked at your factory job very long at all, you know that injuries are likely to happen sooner or later. Even when you take proper precautions, mistakes get made.

If you get injured on the job the very first thing you should do is get medical attention and notify your employer. Even if your injury seems small, it can turn into something big, or it may be more serious than you think it is.

5 workers' compensation facts for factory workers

You work hard at the factory every single day to provide your wife and young children with the things they need and some of the things they want. Living paycheck-to-paycheck isn't easy but it is the reality of life right now. Suddenly, you get hurt at work. You were being as safe as you could, but the accident happened anyway. Where do you go from here? You can file for workers' compensation and knowing these points can help you determine what is likely to happen.

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