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3-vehicle crash leads to 4 cases of injury in Nebraska

Multivehicle crashes are some of the worst because they result in multiple impacts. A person who is struck once might have minor or moderate injuries, but a second impact from another vehicle could cause more severe injuries.

After a significant multivehicle crash, obtaining fair compensation is a necessity. It helps cover the cost of medical care, and it can also help you make up for other losses, like missing work.

Dooring accidents: Hold the negligent party responsible

When you were riding your bicycle, you didn't think that you'd have any problems getting to your destination. There were barely any cars on the roads, and you were riding in broad daylight.

That's why it was such a surprise when a parked vehicle's door suddenly swung out into your path. You had no time to respond, and you hit it directly. You were thrown from your bike and fell onto the roadway, suffering broken bones and a serious head injury.

Ergonomics can make a difference in your workplace

One thing that can help prevent workers' compensation claims for repetitive-strain injuries and other on-the-job stresses is prioritizing ergonomics in the workplace. Ergonomics focuses on designing office furniture, equipment and more in a way that suits the human body. It increases efficiency and productivity while reducing discomfort on the job.

A good example is the height of your computer monitor. You know that it should be at eye level for you to sit up straight and to reduce strain on your head, neck and shoulders. However, many offices still have computer screens that are too low.

Workplace amputation injuries on the rise

Losing any part of your body in an amputation injury would be physically and psychologically traumatic. It would also be life-changing. This type of injury can affect what you do as a profession and can have a significant impact on your personal life as well. Sadly, in Nebraska, workplace amputation injuries are on the rise.

According to an article published earlier this year, in 2018, there were 42 workers' compensation claims for amputation injuries made in Nebraska. That may not seem like a lot when you look at the entire working population in the state, but it is a significant number of people whose lives changed forever in a matter of seconds.

Man suffers broken bones in crash with semi-truck driver

Car crashes happen suddenly, and they catch people off-guard. Drivers who were thinking about getting home from work or heading off for a day with friends suddenly find themselves in pain and trying to get help.

Sometimes, it's dangerous drivers who cause problems on the roads. Take, for example, this crash that took place on Highway 2 in Nebraska. A 53-year-old man was hospitalized following the crash.

Can you make a claim for psychological injuries after a crash?

A personal injury is more than just a one-time event. It can have lasting implications for your health both physically and mentally. Even if you're able to physically recover, you may still have nightmares or face post-traumatic stress from the incident.

For people who suffer from personal injuries, it's important not to overlook the potential for mental health disturbances. Traumatic incidents can lead to symptoms of anxiety and depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and other issues.

Get the most out of your workers' compensation claim

Workers' compensation has two primary purposes. One is to relieve an employer from financial liability if an employee is hurt on the job. Another is to make sure an employee is compensated and covered when they need medical care or to recover lost wages as a result of a workplace injury.

It is important to take the right steps to make your claim. To start with, you should focus on getting medical help. If you're badly hurt, call 911. If not, you can ask your employer which medical facility to go to. There may be one that is preferred over others if you have the time to look for one. In an emergency or when you can't reach your employer, you can seek help from any medical provider for your first visit.

Where do many car crashes happen, and why?

Car accidents can happen anywhere and at any time, but did you know that they're more common close to home? One of the reasons for this is because people become more relaxed as they approach home, so they make mistakes and don't pay as much attention as they should. They might even speed up, hoping that they'll get home sooner.

Driving close to home leads to trouble, because driving in familiar places results in drivers using muscle memory and not active driving skills. You might, for example, start thinking about the things you need to do when you get home or start fiddling with your radio instead of paying attention to the road.

Stay safe in this heat...

thL2W8AC92.jpgHeatstroke, heat exhaustion, burning feet or paws; these are just a few things that can happen when we are out in the extreme heat and not taking proper care of ourselves.  The attached article gives advice and tips on how to know if you are experiencing any health issues due to heat and ways to keep you and your loved ones safe.

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