The following links and resources are provided by Chip Nix, Attorney at Law, for the benefit of those seeking information about car and truck accidents, consumer product safety, and Alabama workers’ compensation. If you need help with a personal injury lawsuit or workers’ compensation claim in Alabama, contact Chip Nix in Montgomery at 334-279-7770 for a free consultation.
Personal Injury Resources
Alabama Department of Transportation – Stay updated on the latest road conditions, including road work advisories.
Distraction.gov – This is the official U.S. government site on distracted driving, brought to you by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – The FMCSA issues a wide body of regulations governing the trucking industry, including maximum hours of service for truck drivers and inspections and maintenance of commercial vehicles.
Safety and Fitness Electronic Records – If you have been hurt in a truck accident, you can use this database to review the accident history and safety record of the trucking company involved.
American Motorcyclist Association – The AMA promotes the motorcycle lifestyle by sanctioning motorsports competitions and motorcycle recreational events, and promoting rider education. You can find a quick overview of Alabama motorcycle laws here.
Motorcycle Safety Foundation – The MSF develops comprehensive, research-based rider education and training courses, promoting lifelong-learning for motorcyclists and professional development for coaches and trainers.
www.Recalls.gov – This website is your “one-stop shop” for recalls, providing current recall information gathered from the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Coast Guard (USGS). www.Recalls.gov covers recalls of consumer products, motor vehicles, boats, food, medicine, cosmetics and environmental products. Get the latest recall information here, report a dangerous product, or learn valuable safety tips.
Brain Injury Resources
Brain Injury Association of America – The BIAA works to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment, and education to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury.
Brain Trauma Foundation – The BTF conducts clinical research and develops guidelines to improve outcomes for people who suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI).
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke – The NINDS Traumatic Brain Injury Information Page provides basic information on brain injury plus links to other organizations and publications.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – The CDC works to prevent TBI and to help people recognize, respond and recover if a TBI does occur.
Traumatic Brain Injury Survival Guide – This online book, prepared and published by a clinical neuropsychologist, gives information for victims and family members about how to recognize and cope with common problems and deal with the stages to recovery.
Spinal Injury Resources
NINDS Spinal Cord Injury Information Page – This page from NINDS provides basic information on spinal injury plus links to other organizations and a host of related publications and information.
Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention, Care & Cure – FSCIPC is a non-profit educational group dedicated to the prevention, care and cure of spinal cord injuries through public awareness, education and funding research.
Determined2Heal – This group provides information and advice for people with spinal cord injuries and their families and friends to help simplify the transition into life with paralysis.
American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc – This one-page fact sheet from AOTA provides tips for living with spinal cord injury, including tips for friends and family.
Mayo Clinic – Follow this link to learn the definition of spinal cord injury, symptoms of an injury, causes, risk factors, complications and more. Also see their Guide to Spinal Cord Injury Prevention and Guide to Dealing with Spinal Cord Injury.
Alabama Workers’ Compensation Resources
Alabama Department of Labor, Workers’ Compensation Division – The WCD is responsible for administering the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Law to ensure proper payment of benefits to employees injured on the job and encourage safety in the workplace. Visit the WCD website to learn about services WCD provides, obtain documents and forms, or review their guide to benefits and claims filing.
Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act – This link takes you to a table of contents where you can access all 340 sections of the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act. Article 2 describes the process for civil action when your claim is denied.
OSHA Guide to Workers’ Rights in the Workplace – This section of the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) website can help you to know your rights to a safe workplace under federal law, and learn how and when to file a safety and health complaint with OSHA.
OSHA Information on Protection for Whistleblowers in the Workplace – OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program enforces whistleblower provisions of more than twenty federal statutes covering various industries such as aviation, trucking, consumer products, food safety, workplace safety and health and more.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health – NIOSH is an arm of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) aimed at developing knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health for safer, healthier workers.