The Real Risks of Working in Construction Zones

Thousands of workers are injured while working in road construction zones each year. The inherently dangerous nature of construction work coupled with the hazardous environment makes it one of the most dangerous professions in the country. Workers’ compensation lawyers in Illinois represent clients seeking compensation for injuries sustained in the course of this perilous profession. […]

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How To Reduce Late Night Car Crashes

Late night car crashes will happen but increasing the available lighting can reduce the number of late night car crashes. There are generally a variety of reasons for late night car crashes. However, one of the most common reasons is human error. While driver mistakes are typically involved in many crash scenarios, there are numerous […]

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When it’s a Rough Ride

Illinois has the 12th highest fatality rate in the nation for cyclists, and each year an average of 27 cyclists are killed. Many thousands more are injured when automobile drivers fail to yield, other cyclists attempt to overtake them, or poorly maintained pathways cause riders to tumble from their bikes. Ridership naturally increases with the […]

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The Real Cost of Accidental Injuries

Each year, there are more than 10 million car accidents across the United States, which costs Americans billions. While the exact cost of car accidents can only be estimated, certain cost models present an indication of just how much money is spent recovering from crashes each year. The Real Cost of Car Accident Injuries The […]

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OSHA Estimates Half of Employers Don’t Report Significant Injuries

Anytime a worker suffers a significant on the job injury or work related illness that results in lost time from work, medical treatment beyond first aid, loss of consciousness, transfer to another job, restricted work or death, employers are required to notify the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in a timely manner. While serious […]

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What you don’t know about motor vehicle crash deaths in Illinois

It is not uncommon to hear about wrecks occurring every day on the local news.  The majority of the time, the news will give you related traffic reports and maybe a little bit of information relating to injuries or deaths from the wreck.  But rarely do you ever hear about what happens after the scene […]

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U.S. Department of Transportation says summer driving is high risk

The U.S. Department of Transportation cautions that summer months account for a higher number of auto accidents and traffic fatalities than most other times of the year. While the Thanksgiving long weekend is statistically the most dangerous holiday for drivers, Labor Day, Independence Day, and Memorial Day rank as the second, third, and fourth most dangerous […]

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OSHA: Changes to Reporting Rules on the Horizon

Effective August 10, 2016 the rules regarding employer reporting of accidents to OSHA will change. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), an estimated three million work-related injuries and illnesses are reported by private industry employers in the United States each year. Disturbingly, OSHA reports that more than 50 percent of workplace injuries and […]

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