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What are my rights if I am injured on the job in the oil fields?


The development of technology to extract oil from the Bakken Shale fields of Montana and North Dakota has brought an unprecedented economic boom to the region. Well-paying jobs have attracted a lot of Montana workers to the oil industry. The work is tough and it can be dangerous. When a Montana oil field worker suffers a workplace injury accident or an occupational disease, they may be left wondering how to provide for their family.

In winter, extra care can reduce the risk of a car accident


Montana residents are familiar with winter driving. Yet every year accidents occur because someone failed to take winter weather and road conditions into account when driving. This holiday season may be a good time to review some safe winter driving tips.

Recovering compensation for car accident injuries


A serious auto accident can change a life in a matter of seconds. Car accident injuries can result in hospitalization, lingering pain, lost income from work and the inability to enjoy activities that were once an important part of your life. In cases of catastrophic injuries or a brain injury, an individual may lose the ability to carry out even the most basic functions of life.

Montana lawmakers propose raising speed limit on interstates


Montana is a big state, and most Montanans are used to driving long distances. When traffic on rural highways is light, a person can save a lot of time by driving fast. Four Montana state legislators are now working on separate bills that would increase the daytime speed limit on interstates in Montana to 80 m.p.h. and in the case of one stretch of road, 85 m.p.h.

Workers' compensation wage loss benefits in Montana


When an employee is unable to work due to a workplace injury accident, lost wages are a major concern. Fortunately, Montana's workers' compensation system provides for various forms of wage loss benefits.

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