Archives for June 2014

Failure to yield cited in many motorcycle accidents

Many motorcyclists in Chicago, Illinois, take safety precautions because they know they risk serious physical harm if they are involved in accidents. Unfortunately, these efforts cannot protect motorcyclists against preventable accidents caused by other drivers, which represent a substantial portion of all motorcycle accidents. Research indicates that failure to yield on the part of other […]

When does a burn injury meet qualifications for Illinois’ workers’ comp?

Every year, about 45,000 workplace burn injuries occur, according to a 2011 report from the American Burn Association. Burn injuries may not be the most common workplace injuries, but they can be among the most impactful, since they often cause lasting physical and psychological harm. When employees in Chicago, Illinois, sustain burn injuries, they may […]

Driver distraction a growing concern

Many Illinois residents have hectic schedules and must multitask to get through a typical day. Unfortunately, when people apply this mindset to the task of driving, their distraction poses a serious threat to public safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, distracted driving claims 9 lives and injures more than 1,000 people […]

Lower risk of legal complications by preparing for a car accident before it occurs

A car accident can be a shocking and traumatic experience. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were 60,252 injury crashes in the state during the year 2012 alone. No one wants to think about the possibility of an accident, but by making a few preparations now, drivers can avoid future difficulties and decrease […]

Things to keep in mind when preparing for a workers’ compensation appeal

According to the records of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, nearly 1,500 workers’ compensation cases were appealed in 2013. Injured workers have the right to appeal if they are denied benefits or offered insufficient compensation. Employees suffering from the aftermath of a workplace accident can increase their chances of a successful appeal by learning about […]

OSHA chemical safety guidelines empower Illinois laboratory workers with rights

Many Illinois laboratory workers handle dangerous chemicals on the job. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, more than 10 percent of workplace fatalities in the state in 2012 were linked to chemical exposure or contact. OSHA has developed a set of national chemical safety guidelines that are designed to shield workers from the […]

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