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If you suffer a dog bite, it can be a distressing experience. Because of the potential for serious injury and an expensive recovery, it is important not to simply brush the incident off.

When there are dogs in your neighborhood, take time to educate yourself about dealing with the aftermath of a bite.
Seek immediate medical attention
After a dog bite, be sure to prioritize your health. Seek immediate medical attention, no matter how minor the bite may seem.
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Truck accidents are among some of the most dangerous motor vehicle accidents. While commercial trucks are also invaluable to American infrastructure, passenger vehicles must understand the dangers of sharing the road with trucks.

One danger is the risk of cargo spilling into the road.
The hazards of sharing the road with commercial trucks
Large trucks account for approximately 9% of fatal crashes. Given their size, they pose a unique danger to other vehicles on the road, which is
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Suffering a personal injury is a challenging experience, and the first settlement offer may seem like a lifeline.

However, before accepting it, it is important to carefully reconsider for several reasons.
Assessing the full extent of injuries
One key reason to reconsider the initial settlement offer is the need to fully understand the extent of your injuries. Often, immediate medical expenses are evident, but some injuries may not manifest immediately. It is important to give yourself time to assess
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The trucking industry plays a key role in transporting goods across the country.  However, there is a growing concern within the industry as marijuana use among commercial truck drivers is increasing.

Understanding the implications of this trend is important for ensuring road safety and the well-being of those who rely on the transportation of goods.
Increased accessibility and changing attitudes
Factors contributing to the rise in marijuana use among commercial truck drivers include its increased accessibility and changing attitudes
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Workplace injuries can have a profound impact on an individual’s mental health. As people learn more about worker’s compensation, it becomes evident that the toll on mental well-being is part of the fallout from a workplace injury.

There are many challenges individuals face as they navigate what to do next.
Shock
Following a workplace injury, shock and trauma may lead to a range of emotional responses. Anxiety and fear about the severity of the injury, financial concerns and worries
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Workplace injuries not only cause physical pain but can also take a significant toll on mental health. The emotional aftermath of an injury can be overwhelming, often leaving individuals grappling with various challenges.

People should address both the physical and emotional aspects of recovery.
Uncertainty and anxiety
One issue individuals face after a workplace injury is uncertainty surrounding their future. The sudden shift from a routine, physically demanding job to potentially prolonged periods of rest can cause anxiety. Concerns
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Navigating the roads can sometimes be risky, especially when it comes to encountering drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Many serious accidents result from this challenging public health issue.

Protecting yourself from intoxicated drivers involves taking proactive measures to reduce the likelihood of accidents and stay safe on the road.
Remain vigilant
Maintain awareness of your surroundings when driving. Watch for signs of erratic behavior in other drivers, such as swerving, abrupt lane changes, or inconsistent speed.
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Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can result from various accidents. TBIs can have a severe physical, cognitive and emotional impact. They require prompt medical attention and treatment.

Knowing the signs of a TBI allows you to seek appropriate care for yourself or a loved one.
Loss of consciousness
One clear sign of a TBI is a loss of consciousness. However, note that someone may have a TBI even if they remained awake and alert after a head impact.
Persistent headaches
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I’m thrilled to announce that I’m marking a major milestone on November 11, 2023 – 10 incredible years of running my solo practice law office, specializing in work and personal injury cases for individuals and defending personal injury cases for select insurance companies! 🏢⚖️

A decade ago, I took a leap of faith and embarked on this journey, driven by a vision to make a positive impact in the lives of my clients. It’s been a remarkable journey filled
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Truck drivers play a vital role in our economy, transporting goods long distances so stores can stock their shelves.

Microsleeping is a phenomenon among truckers that poses a significant risk. The job often requires extended hours on the road, leading to fatigue and exhaustion. It only takes a split second of dozing off for a tragedy to occur.
Understanding microsleeping
Microsleeping refers to brief episodes of unconsciousness that last for no more than a few seconds. Many who experience
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Workplace violence can happen in any industry, but some workers face this type of treatment far more often than others. American nurses are among those who are likely to encounter violence on the job, and incidents of violence directed towards nurses have surged in recent years, making it imperative to address and resolve this issue.

Violence against nurses has a significant impact on the physical and emotional well-being of these professionals. It also compromises their ability to provide quality
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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wisconsin had 61,200 nonfatal workplace injury reports in 2021. When you are navigating a worker’s compensation case, organizing your medical records is an important step.

These records provide essential documentation of your injury, treatment, and recovery process. Proper organization not only helps you keep track of your medical history but also ensures that you have the necessary evidence to support your case.
Collect all relevant records
Start by gathering all medical
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The “Ber” months are nearly here again, and with them comes the cold. While you should avoid driving in snowstorms, travel is sometimes necessary. Snowstorms can range from moderate to severe, and massive blizzards can blind even the most experienced driver. However, if you follow these safety tips and drive with extra caution, you can avoid hurting other road users during the winter.
What risks are you taking when driving during snowstorms?
Wintertime poses a great deal of
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For Immediate Release

The 2024 Best Lawyers in America® publication has selected Attorney Peter J. Carman S.C. for inclusion in the practice area of Workers’ Compensation – Claimant law. Inspired to pursue law by the film To Kill a Mockingbird at the tender age of five, Mr. Carman has been practicing law for more than 20 years, 10 years of which have been at his solo practice. His desire to help people is plainly evident in his focus on
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A change of scenery can be as authentic as going to a Wisconsin cabin, allowing yourself to indulge in the calming breeze of the pleasant summer season.

But as you are deep in the woods and far from modern conveniences, it is crucial to adequately prepare by equipping yourself with tools and strategies to avoid tragic road accidents. After all, you wouldn’t want your tranquil retreat to turn into a legal nightmare.
Ways cabin-goers stay safe on the road
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Murphy’s law states, “if anything can go wrong, it will go wrong.” That adage might hold true for some of the most dangerous occupations in America. But just how dangerous are certain occupations? And how worried should Wisconsin’s workers be?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), America saw 5,190 fatal work injuries in 2021. Of that total, 105 work-related deaths occurred in Wisconsin.
The most dangerous work events
When broken down for which types of
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