How distractive are in-vehicle systems to drivers?

In recent years, many states including Illinois have enacted legislation that prohibits the use of handheld cellphones and other technologies while driving. In response, many of today’s automakers, tech giants and consumers are turning to hands-free or voice-based in-vehicle systems for communication purposes and navigation assistance. Given that these new technologies have been in use […]

Risks associated with driving forklifts

As any Chicago work comp attorney is aware, Chicago workers in virtually every type of workplace are exposed to some risks of injury. However, some industries present higher risks of a workplace accident than others. Warehouses, in particular, pose a variety of injury risks to workers. Furthermore, these venues expose workers to risks of fatal […]

Despite precautions, construction accidents can still happen

The Chicago Tribune reported in recent months a construction site accident involving four iron workers. Three workers had just finished connecting a steel beam using what the industry calls a two-bolt connection system. While standing on the connected beam after finishing that operation, the bolts sheared off. Without the bolts in place, the steel beam […]

Illinois workers’ compensation and pre-existing conditions

As any Illinois workers’ comp lawyer is aware, sustaining an injury on the job can be a challenging experience for workers. A workplace injury may not only imply medical bills, but also missed time from work, which could result in lost wages. Given the difficulty of preparing for these contingencies, the state of Illinois requires […]

4 things to watch out for on Illinois’ wintry roads

As wintry weather hits Chicago, roads and highways will become extremely dangerous. According to My Fox Chicago, one pile-up on Interstate 90 involved two tractor-trailers that jackknifed, leading to a 13-car accident. Fortunately, no one was hurt. However, as any Chicago car accident attorney knows, poor road conditions often lead to injury and even death. […]

Brain injury raises risk of stroke

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 800,000 Americans experience a stroke every year. People who are at risk for the event often have conditions such as high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes. As a personal injury lawyer Chicago knows, experiencing a brain injury may also increase the likelihood of having a […]

New report names Chicago hospitals among the worst in the U.S. for infections

The American Journal of Medical Quality recently released a report regarding hand-washing behaviors among medical staff in U.S. hospitals. Researchers found that in intensive care units, proper hand sanitation occurred only 26 percent of the time. Elsewhere, the rate of proper cleansing was only at 37 percent. As any Chicago medical malpractice lawyer knows, improper […]

Survey: Workplace injury and downsizing

The prospect of suffering a work-related injury can be a challenging experience for an Illinois worker. A serious injury can result in a loss of a household’s only source of income. As an Illinois injured workers attorney would be aware, work injuries and illnesses extend beyond just medical costs. Workers and their families may struggle […]

The emotional impact of losing a limb in a personal injury accident

An injury accident that causes an individual to lose a limb typically has a lasting impact on the quality of life. The physical consequences often cause permanent disability, even when a prosthesis provides mobility. The suffering from this type of traumatic event is not only physical, but emotional, as well. Illinois personal injury lawyers are […]

4 Signs of nursing home neglect

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, approximately one in three residents of nursing homes in the United States suffer neglect. In Illinois, inspections occur every 15 months or less, but a U.S. General Accountability Office study showed that investigations run by the state consistently missed actual harm and immediate dangers to residents, leading […]

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