When a trucker takes to the road he or she does not do so with the idea of causing an accident. Even so, truck accidents continue to be a major problem throughout the United States.
Working in a manufacturing setting can be quite challenging. Many people in this field have to perform the same task repeatedly every day. That can mean eight hours or more a day on your feet, as well as straining your back, hips, knees and hands. For those who hope to retire from manufacturing jobs, repetitive-motion injuries — also called repetitive-stress injuries — could prove a bigger risk than a catastrophic workplace accident.
While many car accident injuries are immediately painful or plainly visible, some injuries do not cause pain to a victim until hours or even days after the accident. If a victim does not receive proper medical treatment as soon as the accident occurs, these injuries may worsen and draw out recovery time and suffering.
Losing a loved one in a motor vehicle collision is a heartbreaking experience. While any death is tragic, some are easier for survivors to process. Illnesses, such as cancer, provide families with a chance to come to terms with the impending death before it actually happens. While that won't reduce the grief the family experiences, it does allow an opportunity for closure for everyone involved.
Comedies and cartoons would have you believe that the worst fallout from a slip-and-fall would be a bruised bottom and ego. Contrary to how they are depicted for entertainment sake, slip-and-fall accidents typically don't involve banana peels. Also, when a slip-and-fall incident happens in the real world, it is often anything but funny. They can happen to anyone, but can be particularly devastating to the elderly. Many times, serious injuries or even death can result from a slip-and-fall.
Driving a truck for hours on end can easily lead to severe back pain. When an individual sits for long periods of time, it causes the lower spine to compress and puts pressure on the discs and nerves. This can cause damage to the back that only gets worse the longer the person stays in a seated position. Also, heavy lifting can contribute to back issues as well. Both of these scenarios are ones that truck drivers face every day.
You're a major fan of the local outlet malls, so you take time to visit them at least twice a month. You're a regular there, and many store owners know you. That's why you're so frustrated that you've gotten hurt on the property. These people see you as more than a customer, but you still weren't safe.
For many years, exposure to asbestos was part of the job for people in a range of professions. For these unfortunate people, the potential for serious, even life-threatening diseases is very real. Mesothelioma, an aggressive and frequently deadly cancer, is often correlated to ongoing asbestos exposure.
You may have worked for years with a certain company, whether it's a construction business or an iron works company. Day in and day out, you faithfully perform your duties. Then, one day, you turn to the side or straighten up and feel an unimaginable pain in your back. You can barely hold yourself up, let alone carry and handle materials. You may feel tempted to try to push through the pain, but doing so could result in an even worse injury.
When you go to work in the morning, you do not expect to leave on a stretcher in the afternoon. You expect your workplace to be safe, so you do not spend a lot of time thinking about what will happen if you suffer a work-related injury. Your boss has workers' compensation insurance, so if anything does happen, you should receive benefits.