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Understanding medical benefits through workers' compensation

For a person in Montana who is a work accident victim, there are many concerns that will come to the forefront. Workers' compensation benefits are meant to assuage a large number of those worries. However, there are certain factors that must be considered when it comes to workers' compensation. If there is a disagreement or confusion, it is imperative that the workers know their rights under the law.

The impact a traumatic brain injury can have on a person's life

There are some injuries that can gravely impact the lives of accident victims. When an individual suffers from a head trauma, this could greatly disrupt the person's cognitive, behavior, emotional and physical functions. Additionally, it could harm the victim's overall health and well-being. A sudden accident, such as an automobile collision, could have many unexpected consequences; therefore, accident victims in Montana and elsewhere should understand the affects a traumatic brain injury or a TBI could have on their life.

Montana highway fatalities increased 17 percent in 2015

Fatal accidents on Montana roads were up significantly in 2015, and state officials think several factors are at work. In 2015, 224 people died in motor vehicle accidents in the state. That's a 17 percent jump from 2014's death toll of 192. The increase doesn't look quite so bad when compared to 2013, when 229 died on Montana roads. Nonetheless, each death is a tragedy for the individuals and the families involved.

Protecting the rights of occupational disease victims in Montana

Montana residents who are exposed to chemicals, fumes and dust in the workplace may be at risk for a variety of occupational diseases. Workers in the oil fields and other industries may be exposed to silica dust, welding fumes, diesel fumes and a host of other substances that can cause serious illness.

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