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Seat belts save lives and help minimize injuries in crashes

Wisconsin requires all motorists to wear seat belts. They do because research shows that they protect motorists from suffering serious injuries in crashes. Seat belts can slow the movement of your body, which can keep you from making contact with your steering wheel, dashboard and front windshield. They can also keep you from being ejected from the car. Put quite simply, a seat belt can minimize your risk of suffering a serious injury and save your life.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly half of over 35,000 motorists killed on U.S. roads in 2015 weren't wearing seat belts at the time of their accidents. Some 13,000 motorists survived them because they buckled up.

Herniated Disc Settlement in Wisconsin Surgery

In a Herniated Disc Settlement in Wisconsin case if the symptoms you feel are mild and there is no danger they'll get worse, surgery is not usually recommended. However, if signs appear that pressure is building on the spinal nerves, surgery may be required, sometimes right away. The signs doctors watch for when reaching this decision include weakening in the leg muscles, pain that won't ease up, and problems with the bowels or bladder. This is a medical issue not legal. Most cases, surgery comes only after all conservative measures are taken.

Post-concussion syndrome can follow a workplace accident

If you suffer a concussion as the result of a workplace slip-and-fall accident, it's critical to follow the guidance of your medical team. Doing so increases the likelihood of making a fast and full recovery.

If you suffer a concussion, then post-concussion syndrome is possible. This complex disorder is associated with a variety of symptoms that have the potential to last for several months after the initial injury.

Fall driving safety tips you shouldn't ignore

As summer gives away to fall, it's important to adjust your driving style to avoid trouble on the road.

These fall driving tips will help keep you safe:

  • Watch for wet leaves: They can quickly cover some or all of the road, thus making it difficult to maintain traction. When driving over wet leaves, maintain a safe speed and don't brake.
  • Slow down in inclement weather: Heavy rain and strong winds can move into the area at any point. By slowing down, you maintain control over your vehicle. This also gives you more time to make a decision in an emergency.
  • Watch for deer: The fall months result in an uptick in deer activity. Look for road signs notifying you of high deer activity.
  • Beware of sun glare: It is extremely dangerous, as it hinders your ability to see the road ahead and vehicles around you. Protect against this by using your sun visor, wearing polarized sunglasses and keeping your windshield free of debris.

Herniated Disc Settlement in Wisconsin Diagnosis

In a Wisconsin herniated disc settlement in workers compensation cases, diagnosis begins with a complete history and physical exam. This is where its important for the injured worker to tell the doctor the symptoms and how they relate to an injury at work or job duties over time. The history must be consistent with each health care provider to be convincing.

Knee fracture: Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

A knee fracture is a serious injury that impacts your ability to bear weight on your leg. Subsequently, you'll find it difficult to walk, which makes it next to impossible to do your job.

If you suspect that you have a fractured kneecap, here are some symptoms to look for:

  • Swelling
  • Severe pain
  • Pain when you attempt to move your knee
  • Difficulty straightening your leg
  • Pain when pressing on the knee
  • Deformed appearance

Tips to prevent a workplace ladder accident

Using a ladder at your place of employment may be second nature. You do this day after day, so you don't think much about your safety.

Unfortunately, a minor mistake can result in a major accident that causes a serious injury or even death.

Herniated Disc Settlement in Wisconsin Symptoms

With traumatic injury, Herniated Disc Settlement in Wisconsin workers compensation cases, the injured worker often reports hearing or feeling a pop, followed by pain shooting down a leg. Sometimes the leg pain takes several days or weeks to manifest.

Car accidents, concussion and questions for your doctor

A concussion is one of the most common car accident injuries, as it's possible your head will come in contact with the windshield, window or steering wheel.

If you have reason to believe you've suffered a concussion, seek immediate treatment at a local hospital. Your doctor will run a variety of tests to provide an accurate diagnosis.

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