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Workers Compensation Lumbar Fusion

Lumbar fusion is a common type of surgery for workers with a serious low back injury. A fusion is a surgical procedure that joins two or more bones (in this case vertebrae) together into one solid bone. The procedure is called a posterior fusion because the surgeon works on the back, or posterior, of the spine. Posterior fusion procedures in the lumbar spine are used to treat work-related spine instability, severe degenerative disc disease, and fractures in the lumbar spine.

How to drive safely around commercial trucks

It doesn't matter if you're on the highway or a city road, you could find yourself in close proximity to a commercial truck. In fact, depending on the roadway, it's not out of the question for there to be just as many commercial trucks as passenger vehicles.

Tailgating is Negligence

Tailgating is something we have all experienced. The tailgating driver acts in reckless disregard for the safety of those in front of them. Some people tailgate because they like to drive fast, have an unrealistic view of their braking ability, are generally reckless, or actually like to push traffic, believing that if the come up hard on the car in front of them, that car will pull over and let them pass. You see this type on the freeway in rush hour traffic and its incredible to see these aggressive folks who think that if they push enough, the hundreds or thousands of cars in front of them will somehow move and open the road for them. Might be some narcissism involved as well. In any event, the law says tailgating is illegal and dangerous. Here is Wisconsin Civil Jury Instruction covering tailgating:

Treating a concussion after a workplace injury

You've suffered a concussion at work and now it's time to turn your attention to the future. In addition to concerns about returning to your job as quickly as possible, you need to focus on following a detailed treatment strategy for making a full recovery.

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