The Most Common Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries are always possible, especially if you spend eight or more hours at work every single day. Construction workers, steel workers, and other tradesmen are at risk of experiencing an accident, but you can become injured no matter what kind of job you have. Even office workers are at risk!

Here are a few of the most common workplace injuries, according to an attorney in Abilene, TX.

Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?

If you’ve been injured on the job, or you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you’re probably thinking, “I need a personal injury attorney!”

The answer isn’t always as obvious as it seems. Just because you’re injured doesn’t necessarily mean you need to hire an attorney. Or, you may feel fine, but you should consider hiring a lawyer anyway.

So, how do you know if you need a personal injury attorney?

A Step-By-Step Guide to Recovering After a Truck Accident

Getting into an accident can be traumatic, especially if a truck is involved. Knowing what to do, both physically and financially, can demystify the process so you can focus on recovering.

Here’s the step-by-step process our attorney in Abilene, TX recommends if you’re in a truck accident.
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18-Wheeler Accident Statistics

According to an article on 18-wheeler accidents by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), large trucks weigh 20 to 30 times more than a typical passenger vehicle. In addition, semis take up to 20-40 percent longer to come to a complete stop than the average car.
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One Killed – Six Injured in Multiple Car Accident

On May 4th, a man driving down the wrong side of the road crashed into a truck head-on which resulted in the death of the truck driver. Edinburg Police stated that the man was driving down the wrong lanes on North Expressway 281 around 4:30 in the morning.
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Man Killed in Odessa Car Accident

On May 5th, an Odessa man was killed in a fatal crash. According to the DPS report, the man was traveling on Farm to Market Road 1936 in his Nissan Altima when he attempted to pass a Ford Edge. While passing, he crashed into the Ford and left the road where his vehicle began to roll.
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Tire Maintenance and Car Accidents

Automobiles are such a part of everyday life, that we forget how complex they are. Hundreds of parts, if not thousands, are working in unison to help you get from point A to point B. While a typical driver may not have extensive knowledge regarding how cars and trucks work, that doesn’t mean you get to ignore routine vehicle maintenance.
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Holiday Car Accident Statistics

Traveling in Texas is a little bit different than in other, smaller states. While there are plenty of other states in the nation that have massive amounts of square mileage, not too many have the population ratio that Texas does.
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Deadly Stonewall County Car Accident

According to an article on the Big Country Homepage news site, a driver lost her life in a car accident involving two vehicles. The accident occurred east of Aspermont at the intersection of State Highway 283 and Farm to Market Road 1835.
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Massive Car Pile-Up Leaves 6 Dead

Six people lost their lives in the huge pile-up on I-35 in Fort Worth on February 11th, according to an ABC News report. The multiple car accident involved over 100 vehicles and left several people injured.