Posts by Michael Augustine Wagner
Welding, Burn Injuries, and Workers’ Compensation
Welding is an important industry here in Tennessee, used in manufacturing, construction, automotive, aerospace, and shipbuilding. However, it is also a job that carries a significant risk of burn injuries. Welding is a process that involves the use of high temperatures to melt and fuse materials together. There are several types of welding techniques, including…Read More
What Should You Do if You Have Been Involved in a Trench Collapse?
One of the most dangerous experiences on any worksite is a trench collapse. It only takes a few seconds, and someone can be buried under several thousand pounds of dirt or soil, or even pieces of heavy machinery Construction workers are at the greatest risk, though cable company workers, commercial plumbers, and the folks employed…Read More
Bigger Highways Mean Greater Risks for Accidents
Most people believe that larger roads and highways mean less car accidents. In fact, there have been many efforts in the United States to make our highways wider in hopes that it will minimize car wrecks, especially among large trucks and tractor trailers. However, there is strong evidence showing that wider lanes and roads actually…Read More
What Injuries Are Caused by Electrical Arc Flashes and Blasts?
When you think of poor workplace safety, you probably think of damaged machinery and wet floors. Both of these can be incredibly dangerous, but few workplace hazards can be as catastrophic as malfunctioning electrical panels or wiring. When there is a problem with electrical equipment or the material that houses it, you can get seriously…Read More
Driver Assistance Technology Is Helpful But Not Foolproof
Every year it seems like there’s new automated technology created for cars in order to help prevent accidents. Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) systems are now required in all new cars, and they do cut down on rear-end crashes by a significant amount, but AEB is not infallible. Researchers have found the AEB system will not…Read More
Who Can Make a Claim on an Injury Settlement or Award?
When you are hurt in an accident, your automatic thought may be to sue the other party. But have you ever thought about what that process would look like? Filing a personal injury claim is how you can recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, transportation expenses, future medical costs, and more. However, the debt…Read More
Tennessee Needs More Burn Centers
Burn injuries can be some of the most severe injuries a person experiences. They are unlike many other injuries, and they can be sustained from many different types of accidents. Whether it’s an accident that happens when making Thanksgiving dinner, or an accident you get into on the highway on your way to work, severe…Read More
Why Herniated Discs Are a Serious Injury
At some point, everyone has experienced back pain. Perhaps it’s a twinge as you lift something heavy, or soreness in your muscles after a long day of work. Though back pain is common, there are some very serious back injuries that could get worse if they go undiagnosed. One of those injuries is a herniated…Read More
A Shortage of Trucker Rest Stops Is Making Roads More Dangerous
The New York Times recently published a story about how the United States is experiencing a detrimental truck driver shortage, which is partially to blame for supply chain issues. However, they also wrote about what is not mentioned as much: the shortage of truck driver parking spaces. So, while truck drivers are already working long…Read More
The Number of Car Accidents Spiked Considerably in 2021
The pandemic saw many people staying at home instead of going out. Instead of car accidents going down, however, they only rose as COVID-19 seemingly caused the first spike in risky driving in 2020. A year later when people started feeling safe again, drivers were back out on the roads, tired of spending so much…Read More