Untangling the Multi-Employer Web in Construction Site Accidents

Multi-employer work sites often create confusion about workplace safety regulations and responsibilities for accidents and injuries. Understanding Multi-Employer Constructions Sites The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has regulations that govern workplace safety at multi-employer construction work sites. OSHA groups employers into four main categories: Controlling Employers, Creating Employers, Exposing Employers, and Correcting Employers. Each […]

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When You Press the Brake Pedal and Nothing Happens

When brakes fail without warning, knowing what to do and acting quickly can prevent a motor vehicle crash resulting in serious injury or death. When Brakes Fail Unexpected brake failure while driving can be a terrifying scenario that results in severe injuries and fatalities. Drivers expect their brakes to work properly when they hit the […]

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Workers’ Compensation for Airline Employees [infographic]

When airline workers are injured or become ill because of airplane crashes, turbulence, or other work-related incidents both on and off of the plane, they may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Airline workers of all kinds – from pilots and flight attendants to baggage handlers – are subject to workplace accidents and injuries. Like […]

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Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Help with Work Injury Claims [infographic]

A skilled Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer can be instrumental in helping victims get fair and absolute workers’ compensation benefits. (Article continues below infographic) ______ Injured employees are generally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits regardless of who was at fault for a workplace accident, but employees do not always receive the benefits that they are owed. […]

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What Drivers Should Know About Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning can occur on any wet road surface. When it rains or snows, water mixes with oil residue on the road to create slippery conditions for drivers. Although most drivers fear accidents in heavy rain and thunderstorms, the first 10 minutes of a light rain can be the most dangerous for hydroplaning because drivers are […]

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Who Can Make a Workers’ Compensation Claim [infographic]

In Illinois, injured workers are generally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits when they suffer a work-related accident or are harmed by a hazard while performing the duties of their job or acting on behalf of their employer. To file a workers’ compensation claim, however, a worker must first determine if he or she is covered […]

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Collecting Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Mental Health Conditions [infographic]

Victims in Chicago and surrounding communities have the right to seek workers’ compensation benefits for work-related mental conditions. In Illinois, workers’ compensation benefits are generally available to victims who suffer injuries or illnesses while performing work activities, regardless of the type of damages that are sustained. Since many occupations expose workers to dangerous, violent or […]

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Making a Medical Malpractice Claim [infographic]

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, hospital, or healthcare provider injures a patient by deviating from the established standard of care. Doctors and other healthcare professionals are often trusted confidants and supporters. Their goal should always be to promote your health and well-being, and to provide well-researched and experienced diagnosis, consultation and treatment for whatever […]

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Recovering Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Incidents at Work [infographic]

When work-related incidents result in serious harm to employees in Illinois, victims may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. For an injury or condition to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, the incident must have occurred in the course of the worker’s job duties, on company property, or during activities that were performed on behalf […]

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What Qualifies You for SSD Benefits? [infographic]

To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, disabled individuals must meet a number of requirements in a variety of areas. While Social Security Disability benefits provide support to people who are unable to work because they suffer from disabling mental, physical or developmental conditions, qualifying for benefits can be challenging even for people with […]

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