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4 tips to follow after you're in a crash

Broken bones can be painful and life-altering. They can make it so you can't work or do the things you love. They can be broken so badly that you're forced to have surgeries or an amputation.

If you're involved in a motor vehicle collision and have broken bones as a result, it's important to get the right care. Here's what you need to do immediately after you get hurt.

File your personal injury claim to get the compensation you need

When you're hurt, the last thing you want to do is to struggle with knowing how to pay for your medical care. You don't want to worry about affording food or knowing how you're going to pay your bills.

That's why it's important to talk to your attorney about filing a personal injury claim. A personal injury claim is important for two main reasons. First, it holds the responsible party liable for injuries you've suffered financially. Second, it makes the other party face what they did morally. For some people, knowing that the person who injured them is truly apologetic can be healing. For others, it's the financial stability that can come with a claim that is most important.

2 medics, 1 firefighter harmed at scene of car crash

Every job can result in injuries. Sometimes, it's the very people who are there to protect others who end up getting hurt.

Take, for example, a case that took place in Waynesville. The Waynesville Rural Fire Protection district reported that two paramedics and a firefighter were injured at the scene of a car crash on Nov. 22. While the news did not report on how they were injured, it did point out that they would all be taking time off work to recover.

Worker killed in New Holland construction plant in Wichita

When a construction team is at work, it's important that everyone is focused on the job at hand and making sure the equipment is safe. Whenever an error is made, there is a real risk that someone could get hurt or that a person could be killed.

Take, for example, this case out of Wichita. The Wichita police reported that a 35-year-old man passed away after a workplace accident at a local construction equipment plant.

Being a nurse could be as challenging as being a lion tamer

Before you became a nurse, you probably considered the workplace hazards that come with the job. After all, nursing, like firefighting and law enforcement, is high up on the list of most dangerous occupations nationwide, including Missouri. Some people say nursing is a calling, a job meant for a special kind of person because of the multiple work-related hazards with which they deal daily.

Workplace hazards for nurses go beyond health risks. Your job also exposes you to musculoskeletal disorders, the threat of assault and abuse, environmental threats, allergies, physical and emotional stress, and more.

Crash in Kansas City leads to 1 death, at least 2 injured

Drivers need to pay attention on the roads. They need to watch where they're going and to give themselves enough time to make turns without forcing other traffic to slow down. Unfortunately, people are prone to human error, and those errors can result in significant collisions.

In a horrible crash in Kansas City, one person was left dead while three others were left injured.

You can fight for compensation after a personal injury

You and your children were traveling back from their school when you saw it: A large truck was heading toward you and was not slowing down. As that vehicle approached quickly, you looked for anywhere you could get out of the way, but there were no shoulders or areas where you could move out of the lane. As a result, you ended up in a head-on collision with the truck to put as much distance between your children and the vehicle as possible.

After the crash, your two youngest were fine. They were in safety seats, so they had been well-secured. Your older child was badly hurt, though, and you had life-threatening injuries. Today, you've both recovered somewhat, but you believe that you'll have many months or years of recovery ahead of you.

Get help if your disability benefits are denied

If you want to obtain Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you will need to fill out an application and wait for an approval. If you receive a letter of denial, you might be surprised and frustrated. The letter will have information on why your request is being denied, which can be helpful when making an appeal.

There are many reasons why people are denied disability benefits. Some include:

  • Earning too much money
  • Suffering from a disability as a result of alcohol or drug abuse and being able to work normally when the drug or alcohol abuse abates
  • You'll be disabled for less than a year
  • The Social Security Administration (SSA) is unable to get in touch with you
  • You failed to follow through with the doctor's orders for treatment
  • Your disability was caused by committing a felony for which you were convicted
  • You are imprisoned after a felony conviction, with the exception of those in court-approved vocational rehabilitation programs
  • Your claim doesn't have enough treatment records

Asbestos exposure is a hazard in some workplaces: Learn more

Workers' compensation insurance is a protection for workers who get hurt on the job or develop illnesses related to their work. Of the hazards in the workplace, one that you should be aware of is asbestos. Asbestos exposure can take years to develop into any kind of illness, but when it does, it could be life-threatening.

Asbestos is a natural mineral, but its fibrous, durable nature makes it dangerous. When it's a dust, it can be inhaled and swallowed, potentially leading to fibrous scarring in the lungs and other areas. Both asbestosis and mesothelioma are a possible outcome of the scarring caused by these fibers getting trapped in the body.

How serious is a dislocated bone?

Personal injuries range from head injuries to broken bones. If you have suffered an injury recently, you might be dealing one that affects your arm or arms. If so, then you are probably acutely aware of how frustrating an arm injury can be.

With an arm injury, you may not be able to drive well. You could have trouble typing or completing common, everyday tasks. For this reason, it's important to seek medical care if you suffer an arm injury and want to hold whomever is responsible for your injury accountable for their negligent actions.

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