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Icy conditions lead to collision with Wisconsin police cruiser

Car accidents are common enough in Wisconsin and elsewhere in the United States, but winter makes them more likely and more potentially dangerous. Snow, ice and freezing rain are just some of the hazards that winter brings to the Badger State each year.

A police officer in Ashwaubenon had a close call with a truck in a slick intersection after a winter storm had caused record low temperatures and significant accumulation of snow and ice. The officer drove a marked sport utility vehicle through the intersection after the light turned green, but the truck was unable to stop before striking the driver's side of the cruiser.

What Does Workers Comp Pay?

The answer to what does workers comp pay in benefits or money in Wisconsin depends on many factors, including the type of injury, the date of injury, whether the injury is temporary or permanent, the injured worker's rate of pay and other issues. Keep in mind the threshold issue is whether the injury is work-related in order to garner any benefits.

Work-Related Cervical or Neck Injury

A work-related cervical or neck injury is often overlooked as a work-related condition. Neck pain typically doesn't start from a single injury, but rather develops over time from the stress and strain of daily activities, often job duties. Eventually, the parts of the cervical spine degenerate and become a source of neck pain.

Icy road conditions cause more accidents in Wisconsin

With winter in full swing throughout the northern United States, the risk of winter weather is on the mind of most drivers. A record cold snap with large amounts of precipitation brought many Wisconsin communities to a standstill, but many drivers see no alternative to taking to the road to get to work or run errands.

Icy road conditions can lead state authorities or municipal police departments to issue advisories to take caution on some roads or avoid them entirely. Truck drivers should always take these notifications seriously, as the low maneuverability and long stopping distances of semis and other heavy vehicles are exacerbated by slippery road conditions due to rain, snow or ice.

Workers Comp Degenerative Disc Disease - Rehabilitation

Degenerative Disc Disease nonsurgical rehabilitation often involves a physical therapist followed by home exercises. The first goal of treatment is to control symptoms. Your therapist will work with you to find positions and movements that ease pain. The therapist may use heat, cold, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation to calm pain and muscle spasm. Occasionally, injections or medication is utilized to facilitate the goals of therapy by making therapy easier to do.

Can I get workers' compensation benefits in Wisconsin?

There are a lot of dangerous jobs in Wisconsin, but even relatively safe jobs can cause injury or illness. If a person is no longer able to work because of a disability or other injury, workers' compensation allowances help them recover, and workers' compensation insurance helps employers meet their obligations.

How long do I have to claim workers' compensation benefits?

How can bikers stay safe in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin has enough motorcycles in it to warrant special attention to motorcycle safety. From frozen roads to streetcar tracks, hazards to bikes are many and often pose a greater danger to two-wheeled vehicles than the four-wheeled ones.

What is the best way to learn how to ride a bike in Wisconsin?

Workers Comp Degenerative Disc Disease - Nonsurgical Treatment

For work-related degenerative disc disease, what treatment options must the insurance company cover? In Wisconsin, the worker's compensation insurer is responsible to pay for medical treatment as may be reasonably required to cure and relieve the injured worker from the effects of the work injury. Wis. Stats. Sec. 102.42.

Workers Comp Denied as Degenerative Disc Disease Diagnosis

Degenerative disc disease is a back injury precipitated and aggravated by physical job duties. Pain in the center of the low back is often the first symptom and it may worsen after heavy physical activity or staying in one posture for a long time. The back may also begin to feel stiff. Resting the back eases pain. At first, symptoms only last a few days but as time goes on it becomes persistent. Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease back pain often comes and goes over the years. Doctors call this recurring back pain. Each time it strikes, the pain may seem worse than the time before. Eventually the pain may spread into the buttocks or thighs, and it may take longer for the pain to subside.

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