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Jul 31, 2018

Mistakes That Workers Often Make in Workers’ Compensation Cases

By |July 31st, 2018|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Oklahoma workers who are involved in a workplace accident should immediately consult with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. Without strong representation, you could lose out on your claim for benefits, be denied the medical help you need, or lose out on additional benefits you should be entitled to receive. Employees who act without counsel often: Fail to timely [...]

Jul 24, 2018

Chainsaws Recalled Because They Might Not Turn Off

By |July 24th, 2018|Legal Matters|0 Comments

Harbor Freight Tools announced the recall of approximately one million of its electric chainsaws due to a malfunctioning power switch. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports the power switch is defective, and can allow the chainsaw to continue running even after the operator has turned the switch to the “Off” position, putting the operator at risk for [...]

Jul 10, 2018

CPSC Warns Riders to Keep ATVs Off Paved Roads

By |July 10th, 2018|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

Summer is in full swing, with dozens of outdoor activities waiting for us. For many of the adventurous in Oklahoma, that means ATV riding. Going out on an all-terrain vehicle can be lots of fun, but it's important to avoid an accident and injuries. The U.S. Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently released a public service announcement about the [...]

Jun 26, 2018

New Tariffs Could Threaten Oil Production in Oklahoma

By |June 26th, 2018|Oil Field Accidents|0 Comments

President Trump recently announced he is going forward with his plan to apply tariffs on imported steel and aluminum—25 percent and 10 percent, respectively. When he announced his initial plan in March, U.S. allies Canada, Mexico, and the European Union were to be exempt, but the most recent announcement includes all three. The plan has been met with [...]

Jun 12, 2018

What Is an Oil Well Blowout?

By |June 12th, 2018|Oil Field Accidents|0 Comments

Oil well blowouts cause death and catastrophic injuries. A blowout of an oil well is an uncontrolled release of crude oil. Prior to the 1920s, according to Petro-Online, blowouts (also called gushers) were quite common. Today, pressure release systems help control the release of oil. Blowouts occur when the pressure release systems fail. They can occur if a [...]

Jun 5, 2018

Seniors Are Increasingly Suffering from Traumatic Brain Injuries and Concussions

By |June 5th, 2018|Brain Injury|0 Comments

CBS News reported in 2017 that a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the rate of concussions among the elderly is increasing dramatically. These numbers are based on a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CBS News reported “One in every 45 Americans 75 and older suffered brain injuries [...]

May 29, 2018

The Electronic Logging Device Requirement for Commercial Trucks

By |May 29th, 2018|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires that commercial drivers, as of December 2017, use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) to track important data. The ELDs are similar to the black boxes used in airplanes, and help investigators understand how an Oklahoma truck accident happened. The devices replace written records and logs, which often weren’t accurate and sometimes [...]

May 22, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injury – What It Is, Why It Happens

By |May 22nd, 2018|Brain Injury|0 Comments

Our brains are incredibly complex. The medical and scientific communities make frequent breakthroughs in understanding how it works, but researchers agree that much of the knowledge about our brains still remains a mystery. Although modern medicine makes great strides every day in diagnosing and treating brain injuries, there's still a lot to understand about the long-term effects. A [...]

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