Are Forklifts One of the Most Dangerous Pieces of Equipment?

Forklifts are one of the most common pieces of industrial equipment, frequently used in construction worksites, factories, and warehouses. There are various types of powered industrial trucks, or forklifts, each of which presents different operating hazards. Some of the most common forklift accidents include: Forklift overturns Falling loads Forklifts inadvertently driven off loading docks Lifts […]

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Could Your Vehicle’s Airbags Be Harmful?

Airbags are designed to protect motorists and passengers in the event of an auto accident. But in some cases, an airbag could be dangerous. Last fall, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a consumer safety advisory alerting motorists of the dangers associated with counterfeit airbags. According to the NHTSA, […]

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Jury Awards DePuy Hip Implant Victim $8.3 Million

A jury recently ordered Johnson & Johnson, the parent company of DePuy Orthopedics, to pay more than $8.3 million in damages to a Montana man who was injured by one of DePuy’s hip implant systems – $338,000 for medical expenses and $8 million for pain and emotional suffering. This case was the first of more […]

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Can Union Workers Collect Workers’ Compensation and Disability Benefits?

Injured union workers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits like other injured employees. Worker’s compensation benefits are paid by the employer’s insurance company, but it is the obligation of the injured employee to notify the employer of the accident and submit a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Employers and insurance companies sometimes dispute workers’ compensation […]

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Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation for Tendonitis Impingement Syndrome or Chronic Muscle Pain?

Workers’ compensation benefits are generally available for injured employees, regardless of who was at fault for the accident. The amount of workers’ compensation benefits to which you may be entitled will depend, however, on the nature and severity of your work-related injuries or medical condition. Tendonitis impingement syndrome and chronic muscle pain are common work-related […]

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What Happens If My Employer Wrongfully Denies My Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Injured employees are generally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, regardless of who was at fault for the workplace accident. Certain workers’ compensation claims, such as those involving repetitive stress injuries, pre-existing medical conditions, and asbestos-related medical conditions, are more likely to be denied than others. If your employer wrongfully denies your claim or fails to […]

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Who Is Liable for Surgical Errors?

Surgical errors are, unfortunately, all too common at hospitals throughout Chicago, Illinois, and across the country. In fact, research conducted by Johns Hopkins University revealed that surgical “never events” (those mistakes that should never occur in surgery) happen at least 4,000 times a year in the United States. The data, which was published in Surgery, […]

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