Many truck drivers in Wisconsin are often tempted to drive over the speed limit. In fact, many truck drivers believe that speeding will help them to arrive at their destination faster so that they can make more deliveries. In reality, speeding in a truck can lead to significant risks. It burns more fuel Trucking drivers… Continue reading The pitfalls of speeding in a truck
Wisconsin farm accidents result in severe and even fatal injuries every year. In 2020, researchers looked at a comprehensive collection of data on farm accidents and associated injuries and deaths. As this information is being made available, the agriculture industry and workers in that field are recognizing that injuries and fatalities in the agricultural business… Continue reading Wisconsin farm accident report underscores worker risks
Farming is one of the most dangerous professions in Wisconsin. In 2017, over 400 farmers in the United States died after injuring themselves on the job while thousands of others suffered from workplace injuries. Since many farmers employ their family members, their relatives also experience a high risk of farm accidents. How dangerous is the… Continue reading Is it dangerous to work on a farm?
Construction sites can’t eliminate all the ways a worker might suffer an injury. Falling from a ladder, tripping over an object, cutting oneself with a power tool, or experiencing an electrical shock reflect only a handful of the ways someone may suffer harm on a Wisconsin site. Filing for workers’ compensation represents one way to… Continue reading Are third-party construction accident claims possible?
Every year, thousands of people in Wisconsin are injured in accidents of different types. Sadly, some of these individuals are classified as having catastrophic injuries as a result of these incidents. Like many people, you may wonder exactly what is meant by a “catastrophic injury.” The reality is that there isn’t a set, concise legal… Continue reading Essential description of catastrophic injury
Winter presents a challenge to many drivers in Wisconsin. Read below to learn more about how to stay safe in the winter. Keep your windows visible The trunk, roof and hood of your vehicle should get swept of all snow before you get on the road. It is especially important that your rear-view mirrors and… Continue reading How to avoid car accidents in the winter
Pedestrians in Wisconsin and elsewhere are more likely to be struck and killed by late-model SUVs than they are by cars, according to a recent study. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) study was published in June. New SUVs still risky for pedestrians Due to advances in safety technology, U.S. traffic fatalities have significantly… Continue reading More pedestrians killed by SUVs than cars
Wisconsin is a great state for football fans from the high school level right up to the Green Bay Packers and other NFL teams. If a medical emergency arises while you’re attending a game, you would hope for a reasonable level of emergency medical care. One fan’s death from a heart attack during a recent… Continue reading Can a venue be held liable for an NFL fan’s heart attack?
Anyone who’s bought a car in the past decade knows that safety features are always improving. The general trend on U.S. roads reflects this. Motor vehicle accidents with fatalities are down almost all the way across the board. The one exception to this is large truck accidents. Wisconsin drivers need to be aware that accidents… Continue reading Large truck fatalities are on the rise
Authorities announced that a 4-year-old boy injured in a June 14 two-vehicle accident in Wood County has died. A 32-year-old Manitowoc man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Deputies from the Wood County Sheriff’s Department have determined that the crash was caused by a dump truck that failed to yield at a… Continue reading Wisconsin accident kills man and 4-year-old boy