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Wisconsin Speed Limits

Speed limits are necessary for safe driving because they not only limit the speeds at which vehicles travel but they also create a regular traffic flow as most people drive at or near the speed limit. If every driver was able to set his or her own traveling speed, driving would become chaotic and very unsafe. Speed in and of itself generally does not cause an accident. More often it is reckless or negligent driving, when coupled with higher speeds, that results in serious and devastating car accidents. Since there are reckless drivers out there, speed limits help to control them. Wisconsin speed limits according the Department of Transportation Handbook are as follows:

Workers Comp Spinal Stenosis Rehabilitation

Workers Compensation spinal stenosis rehab is important for medical and legal consequences. Medically its important to ensuring the best physical outcome. Legally, the end result is key to what workers compensation benefits are available. If there are work-related permanent restrictions affecting your return to work, there may be loss of earning capacity and/or vocational retraining benefits available. It takes expert medical and vocational opinions but the starting point is permanent work restrictions.

Sprinkler Fitter Injuries

Sprinkler fitter injuries on the job occur in single traumatic accidents or from sprinkler installer job duties over time. Sprinkler fitter job duties include installing automatic fire sprinkler systems in new construction and retrofitting systems in existing buildings in all types of construction, mostly commercial, using valves, hangers, steel and plastic pipe. They lay out, assemble, install, and maintain pipe systems, pipe supports, and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial production and processing systems.

Driver Safety Rules

In Wisconsin, driver safety rules require a that driver use ordinary care to keep his or her vehicle under proper management and control so that when danger appears, the driver may stop the vehicle, reduce speed, change course, or take other proper means to avoid injury or damage.

2 injured when motorcycle collides with deer

Two people were injured earlier this month when the motorcycle they were riding on collided with a deer in Waukesha County. The accident occurred 8:30 at night. The motorcycle collided with the deer, throwing both riders from the bike. They were transported to Aurora Summit Medical Center with extensive injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening.

According to the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, neither person on the motorcycle was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Both were over the age of 50. One victim was a male and the other was a female. The accident remains under investigation by the sheriff's office.

Workers Comp Spinal Stenosis Surgery

If workers comp spinal stenosis symptoms are mild and there is no danger they'll get worse, surgery is not usually recommended. In workers compensation, there is no reason for an injured worker to make a medical decision based on possible legal case outcomes. No attorney should be giving medical recommendations or advice to anyone. It is certainly acceptable for the attorney to advise of the potential legal consequences of alternative medical outcomes, but that should be the extent of it. The injured employee should base medical decisions upon informed advice from health care professionals.

Lathe Operator Workers Compensation Injury

A lathe operator may have a workers compensation injury from a single accident or injury, or he or she may have a bad back condition from repetitive lathe operating job duties over time. The lathe operator sets up, operates and tends the lathe, a machine for shaping wood, metal, or other material by means of a rotating drive that turns the piece on an axis while being worked on against changeable cutting tools.

Truck Accident Settlement

Not all truck accident settlement cases are due to driver negligence or error. Many times it's a careless or inexperience automobile driver who causes a truck collision. However, truck crashes due to truck driver negligence are increasing due to several reasons: there are many more trucks on the road, distracted driving due to smart phones and texting, less experienced truck drivers and tired truck drivers. A collision between a car and truck is a built-in mismatch with the semi tractor-trailer weighing up to 80,000 pounds and the average car weighing in at 4,000 pounds. In addition to the rules of the road, an automobile driver should avoid keeping pace next to truck. The truck driver may not see the car before changing lanes or turning and there is always a risk of tire blowout or wheel disengagement.

Workers Comp Spinal Stenosis Treatment

Unless your workers comp spinal stenosis is causing significant problems or is rapidly getting worse, most doctors will begin with nonsurgical treatments. Up to one-half of all patients with mild-to-moderate lumbar spinal stenosis can manage their symptoms with conservative nonsurgical care.

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