Colleges Hid Sports Brain Injury Risks

Four class action complaints claim that three different college athletic conferences, along with the NCAA did an inadequate job protecting football players from injury. In recent years, the danger posed by certain sports for injuries like concussions have been a major focus of safety advocates.

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Boating Accidents Grow More Serious On Area Lakes

High temperatures and low gas prices contributed to a rise in the number of boaters on area lakes in recent years, and the number of boating related accidents increased accordingly. Victims of boating accidents sought an injury attorney in dozens of incidents in 2015, seeking compensation for damages to their vehicles and for personal injuries.

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Rage on the Roads

From 2004 to 2013, the number of deaths attributed to accidents where road rage or aggressive driving was involved has risen by nearly 1,000 percent from 26 to 247 deaths. Data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) only includes information about road rage incidents that resulted in one or more deaths versus […]

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Workplace Safety: Common Causes of Falls, Trips and Slips

Falls, trips and slips are one of the biggest causes of workplace injuries throughout every industry from office workers in cubicles to industrial workers operating a furnace. Falls cover a wide range of injuries from drops of several stories to tripping over cords. A few industries account for the vast majority of nonfatal and fatal […]

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Illinois Aims to Reduce Workers’ Comp to Help State Economy

Governor Bruce Rauner is looking to reduce the cost of doing business in Illinois by cutting back on workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance, among other initiatives. The efforts are a part of his Turnaround Agenda, a plan to strengthen the state’s economy by attracting – and keeping – businesses.

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Dental Malpractice May Be Painfully Underreported

Dental malpractice cases are often unreported because patients may not understand how to report dental mistakes. Insurance companies that represent dentists do not release details about cases. The statute of limitations also limits the amount of time a victim has. Victims of dental malpractice should report the incident and seek the advice of a qualified […]

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Multi-Vehicle Accidents Involving Trucks Cause Multiple Fatalities

When a semi-truck is involved in multiple vehicle crashes, the vehicle creates lethal dangers that can seriously injure or kill anyone in the path of the vehicle. Multiple vehicle accidents are becoming more common in America and each year more motorists are seriously injured or killed in these collisions. Causes of Multi-Vehicle Truck Accidents Multi-vehicle […]

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Feds Crack Down on Unsafe Asbestos Removal [infographic]

The unsafe removal of asbestos by unprotected workers poses a huge health and safety risk in today’s workplace. Although asbestos is known to cause lung cancer and mesothelioma, it is not banned and continues to pose dangers for U.S. workers. In Illinois, workmans comp lawyers can provide assistance with illness and injuries related to asbestos […]

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