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Injured workers in Tennessee may be eligible for workers' comp

Victims of personal injury in the workplace may desire to file claims. Injured workers in this situation can obtain assistance from a Tennessee lawyer with experience in workers' compensation, who could help them through the process. Regardless of one's occupation, compensation for the medical expenses resulting from a workplace injury may be possible for the victim.

Those employed by the local, state or federal government may find themselves in a position where they have suffered an injury or illness and need to determine their course of action. Many times, public servants, such as police officers and firefighters, can be at a greater risk for sustaining injury while on the job. It is for this reason that it is especially important that they understand the actions available to them.

Injury and death result in possible claims for Tennessee families

A motor vehicle collision that occurred late last year has left several families still grieving the losses of their loved ones. The impact of the crash cost a number of children their lives, while the driver continues to face the consequences. The family members of those who were killed and injured during the course of this Tennessee car accident have the right to file civil claims for wrongful death and personal injury on their behalves.

The accident involved a school bus carrying 37 students. The students were going home after the end of the school day, before the bus traveled off of the roadway and struck a tree. According to reports, the bus was moving at a rate of 50-53 miles per hour in an area with a speed limit of 30 mph.

Tennessee pedestrian accident results in possible wrongful death

Victims of automobile crashes typically have the right to file claims for their personal injury or the wrongful death of a loved one. These claims, if successfully litigated, can result in financial compensation for the victims. Those involved in Tennessee car accidents can reach out to lawyers experienced in handling personal injury or wrongful death claims for guidance and assistance.

One recent motor vehicle accident occurred late on a Wednesday evening. A man was walking along a city street, when a silver Mustang is said to have struck the pedestrian. Witnesses reported that the driver of the vehicle stopped for a moment after the collision, and then proceeded to speed off.

Fatal job site injury leads to fines for Nissan plant in Tennesse

When an employee dies on the job unexpectedly, the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration conducts an investigation into the incident. If the agency determines that the employer violated safety rules, citations and fines could be ordered. TOSHA recently cited and fined a Nissan plant here in the state in connection with a fatal job site injury that took place in Nov. 2016.

The 46-year-old employee in question was checking repairs done to a conveyor belt prior to the accident. It was at this time that the machine's 1,275-pound counterweight struck the man, which TOSHA says was not properly secured because the metal mesh used to do so was removed during the repair process and not replaced. The agency reports that if the mesh had been in place, the weight would not have struck the man. Instead, he ultimately died from a crushing blow to the head.

Distracted driving cause of car accidents in Tennessee

Any number of factors may lead to automobile crashes, leaving those involved facing damages, injuries or even death. Officials in Tennessee are working to prevent a greater number of car accidents resulting from distracted driving. Victims of these motor vehicle collisions may have the right to file personal injury claims through the civil justice system.

Texting while driving is one major cause of car accidents throughout Tennessee and the rest of the United States. While it takes merely a few seconds for someone to read and reply to a text message, those seconds can be crucial when a motor vehicle is traveling at high rates of speed along the roadway. This is simply one form of distracted driving that has caused thousands of accidents over the course of the last few years.

Tennessee accident results in possible wrongful death

Motor vehicle collisions typically result in property damage, injuries and sometimes even the death of a loved one. In the wake of a car accident, victims -- including the surviving families of deceased victims --  may have the right to file civil claims for financial relief. In Tennessee, lawyers can assist those seeking to take action for their personal injuries and/or the wrongful death of a family member.

A recent collision involved a 44-year-old pedestrian and a motor vehicle. The man had been crossing the street as a car was traveling along the roadway. The 30-year-old driver swerved in an attempt to avoid the pedestrian, but her car still struck the man. The crash caused him serious injuries. Though transported to a nearby hospital, he succumbed to the injuries that he suffered.

Family members can take action for wrongful death in Tennessee

For victims of motor vehicle collisions who may wonder what action they can take following an accident, legal counsel can provide information and assistance through the process. Personal injury lawyers can guide those who may have suffered injury during the course of a car accident or help family members of a victim who lost his or her life with wrongful death claims. If one has been involved in a crash in Tennessee, there are professionals and resources available that can assist him or her in the litigation process.

One recent accident occurred when an automobile traveled off the side of a roadway as the driver failed to negotiate the curve. The motor vehicle passed through a ditch before striking several trees and coming to a stop. The impact of the collision had serious consequences for the three occupants of the vehicle. 

In the case of wrongful death, Tennessee families can take action

Car accidents can leave those involved facing pain and suffering unexpectedly. Victims of motor vehicle collisions in Tennessee have the right to take action for their personal injury or the wrongful death of a loved one. Those interested in litigation can seek the assistance of a legal professional in this field. Personal injury lawyers can provide guidance for victims working through the civil claims process.

A recent car crash involving two vehicles occurred on a Saturday afternoon. One automobile was traveling along southbound lanes of traffic when a northbound vehicle crossed the centerline and struck the car head-on. The impact of the crash caused a great deal of damage to both vehicles, leaving several injured and killing three.

Injured workers in Tennessee have the right to compensation

Various safety precautions are put in place in order to prevent injuries at businesses. In the event that precautions are not monitored or adequate safety guards are not in place, injury may result. Employees in Tennessee and elsewhere who suffer personal injury at the workplace may have the right to file workers' compensation claims. Lawyers in the workers' compensation field can assist injured workers throughout this process.

Reportedly, one company recently had two incidents, which resulted in injury to a couple of workers. In the first case, a worker was operating the machinery for which he was responsible when his hand was smashed by one of its moving parts. Officials report that the safety interlock failed to function properly due to damage and therefore disabled the safety precaution.

Tennessee accident may have resulted in wrongful death

Victims of motor vehicle collisions have the right to file civil claims for their injury or the death of a family member. In the wake of a car accident, these victims may want to seek out the assistance of a lawyer with experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases. This legal professional can provide guidance throughout the process for those involved in Tennessee accidents.

One recent such car crash occurred late morning on a Monday. This fatal collision involved a motor vehicle and a pedestrian. The car was traveling along the roadway before it drifted away out of its lane and onto the side of the road. It was at this point that this vehicle allegedly collided with a pedestrian who had been walking along the roadway.

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