Are younger truckers safe??

Posted by Tony Brock | Apr 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

The nation's dependence on truckers is skyrocketing. With online shopping in a state of explosive growth, companies are shipping more goods to more places than ever before. Unfortunately, this increased demand for trucking services hasn't led to more people deciding to become truckers. Despite hi...

Dust storms and trucking accidents: How to avoid them.

Posted by Tony Brock | Apr 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

Avoid The Dust Storm If Possible The best way to encounter a dust storm is not to encounter it at all. Don't follow other drivers who cavalierly plunge into the storm. Exit the highway and take an alternate route. This is the simplest way to avoid a trucking accident. Get Off The Road — Complet...

Railroad Safety.

Posted by Tony Brock | Apr 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

In 2017, there were 2,105 collisions at railroad crossings in the United States. These incidents resulted in 274 deaths and 807 injuries. How fast should you drive over railroad tracks? The speed limit is 15 mph within 100 feet of a railroad crossing where you cannot see the tracks for 400 feet ...

What to do when your wallet/purse is lost or stolen:.

Posted by Tony Brock | Apr 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

1.  Remain Calm and proceed through with a quick and efficient plan of action 2. Call Your Debit Card Issuers – If you had an ATM/debit card or checkbook in your wallet/purse, your very first phone call should be to that bank or card issuer. That's because victims of debit card fraud need only p...

Safety Tips for Traveling.

Posted by Tony Brock | Apr 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

Travel can be exhilarating but also scary at times. When you're venturing into the great unknown, follow these safety tips to protect yourself and ensure a happy and secure journey: 1. Leave an itinerary and emergency contact – even if it's just as basic as which city you'll be visiting and when...

June is National Safety Month Stay Focused Stay Alive.

Posted by Tony Brock | Apr 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

June is National Safety Month   June is the start of the summer travel season. Have you ever driven while on the phone, changing the radio station, or yelling at others in the car? If you have you are not alone, these are just some of the distractions we face everyday while driving. One out of ...

Jury Returns Verdict in Dog Attack Case.

Posted by Tony Brock | Apr 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to my colleague, L. Todd Kelly, of North Austin, Texas, for recovering $5,015,000.00 for the family of a child killed by a chained-up pit bull. Mr. Kelly has a great passion for helping his clients and it can be felt in the poem he composed for the closing argument: “I cannot sa...

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE – Part 3.

Posted by Tony Brock | Apr 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

Poor Maintenance Pitfalls  It is important to report vehicle defects and deficiencies to the motor carrier as soon as they are discovered. Not reporting a problem when it first occurs can have serious consequences for both a driver and his/her motor carrier, including potentially a vehicle break...

Are you a nurse? Protect yourself from becoming a patient.

Posted by Tony Brock | Mar 31, 2022 | 0 Comments

If your chosen field of study is the medical industry, you will likely face the hazards typically present in hospitals. As a nurse in Nebraska, you will have to learn about the risks in order to take the necessary precautions. Fortunately, safety guidelines and recommendations are in place to pro...

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE – Part 2.

Posted by Tony Brock | Mar 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

OBSERVATION AND COMMUNICATION Observation and communication are an important part of a preventive maintenance program. The driver needs to put his/her senses to work. Listen for unusual or abnormal equipment sounds such as rattles, squeaks and hisses. Smell for unusual odors such as burning ru...

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE – Part 1.

Posted by Tony Brock | Mar 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

A professional driver's involvement is key when it comes to a successful preventive maintenance program. Drivers are often the first to notice a problem or issue and can have it repaired before it becomes one that can cause a breakdown or accident. Driver responsibility – The driver is ultimatel...

Love to ride a motorcycle? Keep these safety tips in mind.

Posted by Tony Brock | Mar 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

If the sun shining down in Nebraska on a nice, warm day makes you want to take your motorcycle for a ride, you are likely in the company of many other like-minded people. Traveling along on two wheels, feeling the wind in your hair (underneath your safety helmet, of course) and watching the cloud...

CRASH PREVENTABILITY STUDY FOR WORKERS' COMP

Posted by Tony Brock | Mar 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

 Motor carriers with eligible accidents have the opportunity to participate in FMCSA's Crash Preventability Demonstration Program, which started August 1, 2017. The study is expected to last a minimum of 24 months. FMCSA believes studies show that crash involvement is a strong indicator of future...

Occupational Heat Exposure. Workers' Comp

Posted by Tony Brock | Mar 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

Every year, thousands of workers become sick from occupational heat exposure, and some even die. These illnesses and deaths are preventable. With the temperatures climbing this week, it is good to be aware of what the heat can do to your body. When a person works in a hot environment, the body m...

When Did My Workers’ Compensation “Accident” Occur??

Posted by Tony Brock | Mar 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

In our office, we are often faced with a situation where an injured worker is unable to answer the question: “When did the accident occur?” Often, this is because they don't even realize they have experienced what Nebraska workers' compensation law considers to be an “accident.” The plain, ordina...

Safety Belt Use.

Posted by Tony Brock | Mar 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

Though it is required by law, it can't be said enough – buckle up.In a frontal collisions occurring at 30 mph, an unbelted person continues to move forward at 30 mph. When they hit the windshield, it is at the same velocity a person falling from the top of a three-story building would experience ...

Workplace Hazards-Workers' Compensation

Posted by Tony Brock | Mar 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

National Safety Council consultants identify what they see repeatedly when auditing work-sites. Hazards frequently identified by the consultants include tasks related to working at height, chemicals, housekeeping, electrical, forklifts, lockout/tagout and confined spaces. 7 Common Workplace Saf...

What is Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Law??

Posted by Tony Brock | Mar 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Nebraska workers' compensation system includes a dedicated court, and Nebraska is one of the only states to have this avenue for injured workers. Before workers' compensation was an option in Nebraska, injured workers could only sue their employers under tort law for damages. While providing...

You May Need a Workers' Compensation Lawyer If…

Posted by Tony Brock | Mar 17, 2022 | 8 Comments

Think you don't need an injury attorney? These three types of personal injury cases, and the startling facts that accompany them, may make you think otherwise. Workplace Injuries: In 2013, there were about 3,007,300 workplace injuries reported in the United States, with 917,000 of them requir...

Truckers Helping Injured Truckers.

Posted by Tony Brock | Mar 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you are a truck driver who has been injured on the job, who better to turn to for help getting workers' compensation benefits than a former trucker who knows the trucking industry inside and out? At Brock Law Offices, our team of attorneys is led by Tony Brock, a former truck driver. Tony has...

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