If you have suffered a work injury or contracted an occupational disease, you are probably dealing with the stress of not being able to work, mounting bills and significant, ongoing medical expenses. Your employer is mandated to provide coverage for injured workers through workers' compensation insurance. You might be worried that waiting for your settlement will take time and you will be unable to take care of your bills in the meantime.
Workers in Tennessee may be interested to learn about regulations that have been issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The regulations are in place to help prevent deaths and serious personal injuries by requiring the wearing of flame-resistant clothing in certain work environments.
When Tennessee drivers are in a high-speed auto accident or head-on collision, an occupant could receive spinal injuries. Spinal fractures that are common in car accidents are thoracic mid-back and lumbar lower back fractures. A major symptom of a spinal injury is moderate to severe back pain that is exacerbated by movement. In some cases, a victim might also suffer from numbness or tingling if the spinal cord is affected.
Most Tennessee drivers know that drunk driving kills, but they may not realize just how serious the problem is. Across the United States, one person dies every 51 minutes in a motor vehicle accident caused by an alcohol-impaired driver, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
One possible consequence of a car accident in Tennessee is suffering whiplash, which is a violent motion that involves the head being jerked in one direction and then another. Although several things might produce whiplash effects, motor vehicle accidents are among the most common causes.
The Bristol Tennessee Police Department charged a driver with aggravated assault and driving under the influence following a Nov. 7 accident in which two people were injured, reportedly. Authorities said that the 10:30 p.m. crash took place at the Bristol intersection of State Route 26 and State Street.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a 58-year-old man working outside a K-12 grade school in Murfreesboro was killed when a backhoe overturned, trapping him beneath it. The Sept. 23 incident happened at about 2 p.m. at Eagleville School in the southwestern part of Rutherford County.
Local authorities report that a three-vehicle accident that occurred in Knoxville around 7 p.m. on Aug. 25 left two people with various injuries. An ambulance transported both injured parties to UT Medical Center for evaluation and treatment. No other injuries were reported.
One man is dead following a tanker truck accident on Aug. 15 in Franklin, Tennessee. The victim was reported to have been a driver for a Lawrenceburg-based oil company. No other people were injured in the accident.
According to local authorities, a crash in the afternoon hours of June 27 in Hickman County injured six people and killed three. Some of those injured the multi-vehicle accident were children.