Bureau of Labor Statistics: Over 3 million workplace injuries in the U.S.

Injuries on the job are a danger to Illinois workers in all professions. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 3 million American employees in private industry are injured in the workplace every year. Any Chicago injured worker lawyer is acquainted with the serious damage caused by injuries of this sort. (Article […]

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Illinois company’s safety violations contributed to worker’s death

21-year-old auto manufacturing operator was crushed to death in 2014 because of safety violations at an Illinois supply plant, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Every workers’ comp attorney Illinois is familiar with fatal workplace accidents of this sort. An OSHA investigation has shown that the accident was avoidable. The inquiry revealed […]

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Restaurant workers at risk for scald burns

Restaurant work can be an exciting and fast-paced career. Unfortunately, it can also bring an elevated risk of injuries on the job. A workers’ compensation Illinois lawyer can describe many cases of restaurant employees who suffer scald burns in the kitchen. These burns are often serious enough to cause long-term disability and absence from work. […]

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Report: 30 percent of nursing homes cited for patient abuse

Ankin Law Office LLC: Illinois Nursing Home Abuse attorneys Elder abuse is currently one of the most pressing issues facing seniors in Illinois, and a study performed by federal staffers may show why. The Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee released a report detailing just how prevalent nursing home abuse has become […]

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Pregnant women receive protection in the workplace from new Illinois law

Chicago workers comp lawyers knows that working mothers are a crucial part of the country’s economy. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70 percent of American mothers with children under 18 were active in the labor force during 2012. Many mothers continue to work during their pregnancies and the first months of their child’s […]

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Disability Beneficiaries Reaches Record High

Disability claims have reached a record high, according to the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA’s two disability programs – Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – are the primary source of income for many disabled Americans. SSDI provides payments to disabled persons who have earned enough “credits” through the payment […]

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Dangers of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

The use of testosterone supplements among American men has skyrocketed in recent years. In fact, almost 3 percent of American men over the age of 40 have been prescribed some form of testosterone therapy and, according to figures compiled by Bloomberg Business Week, sales of testosterone are projected to reach $5 billion by 2017. Testosterone […]

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Marriage and SSD benefits

Most Chicago residents know that changes in living situation, such as increases in income or a return to work, can affect a person’s eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits. However, many people do not realize marital status can also determine whether a person receives disability benefits. Under some circumstances, SSD beneficiaries may lose their benefits […]

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Illinois accident highlights adverse weather risks for drivers

The small community of Fisher, Illinois was recently rocked when a local school bus was involved in an accident while transporting students to school. The News-Gazette reports that the bus was accelerating out of a four-way stop and heading east on U.S. 136 when it was hit near its driver’s side rear wheels by a […]

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