Archives for March 2015

Be prepared to document a car accident

According to the Chicago Tribune, 2013 saw an average of 782 motor vehicle accidents a day in Illinois. The statistics point to an average of nine people an hour injured statewide. Most conscientious drivers are aware of the necessity to keep proof of insurance in the glove box, as well as automobile insurance cards in […]

Guardrail design may be deadly

Guardrails are devices designed to keep people and vehicles from unintentionally straying off into hazardous off-road areas. However, some guardrails in Illinois produced by Trinity Highway Products may cause more harm than they are supposed to and require injured victims to work with a Chicago wrongful death lawyer. For example, according to ABC 7, in […]

Truck drivers and prescription drug use

Drivers and passengers in Illinois often turn to a Chicago truck accident attorney after becoming injured in an accident caused by a negligent truck driver. While there are many different types of truck driver negligence, one prevalent form is prescription drug use. In a study released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, it was […]

Wrong-site surgery is all too common

Wrong-site surgeries are a form of medical malpractice that can result in severe pain and suffering for Illinois patients working with a Chicago injury lawyer. Although this type of medical malpractice results in severe consequences, these surgeries are all too common. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, these errors occur in […]

Motorist vs. cyclists: There’s an app for that

For many bicyclists in Illinois, getting hit by a motor vehicle is a constant concern. However, a new app, known as the Bike Shield App, could help both motorists and cyclists become more aware of each other as they travel. Additionally, it could potentially reduce the number of cyclists who need to seek the assistance […]

4 injuries you might not think are work-related

When Illinois employees think of work-related injuries, they may imagine sudden disasters faced by factory workers or construction workers. Work-related trauma is often more subtle. Although these four common injuries do not involve heavy machinery, they are often severely disabling for employees, as a workers’ compensation attorney in Chicago knows. 1. Repetitive trauma Many office […]

Repetitive injuries common among lab workers

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, a diverse range of workplace environments is responsible for the development of repetitive motion injuries. For example, not only are warehouse workers susceptible to these injuries, but also office workers. A repetitive motion injury is a musculoskeletal and nervous system injury, consequent to performing the same task, […]

Can you receive workers’ compensation for carpal tunnel?

Developing an occupational illness can be a traumatic experience for Illinois workers. This may be especially true when an illness conflicts with the ability to perform work that puts food on the table. For workers who use their hands on the job, developing carpal tunnel syndrome qualifies as one of those experiences. According to the […]

Traffic accidents and falls leading causes of spinal cord injury

Many Illinois residents and people across the country are involved in disastrous car collisions and falls every year. While some of these incidents are minor and cause minimal damage, other accidents can have catastrophic results. A Chicago personal injury attorney knows that spinal cord damage is just one possible outcome of high-impact accidents. Spinal cord […]

4 workplace hazards for nurses

The ability to help others and even save lives is one reason why nursing can be such a satisfying field. However, nurses are also exposed to workplace hazards that can lead to injuries and illnesses. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, hospitals are one of the most dangerous places to work in the […]

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