How much weight will Illinois allow tractor trailers to pull?

Federal law has set weight limits on tractor trailers, and Illinois has its own specifications regarding the amount a truck can pull, as well. These are based on risk reduction for everyone on the road and preservation of highways and streets. Overweight commercial trucks create hazardous conditions that have the potential to cause serious injuries […]

The injury risks that Illinois delivery drivers face every day

The demands on delivery drivers in Illinois can be significant, especially during the holiday season. The combination of high volumes of packages to be delivered, bad traffic and potential car or weather problems, can interfere with these drivers’ best efforts to do their job. When unfortunate car accidents happen, delivery drivers rely on workers’ compensation […]

Can I receive workers’ compensation for my fibromyalgia in Illinois?

When people think about workers’ compensation in Illinois, they picture someone who has suffered a broken bone, a head injury or muscle strain. However, some disabled workers are not dealing with such an obvious work-related injury. Instead, these workers struggle with a medical condition related to their employment, such as fibromyalgia. What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia […]

Common work injury hazards found in warehouse environments

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, warehouses are among the most common environments for workplace injuries. Manually lifting heavy packages and operating warehouse equipment all come with some kind of injury risk. . Warehouse workers who are injured on the job in Illinois may be entitled to workers’ compensation. Repetitive motion or poor technique […]

5 differences between tractor trailers and passenger vehicles

According to a report from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there has been an increase in accidents involving commercial vehicles in recent years. Illinois data shows that more than 5,500 truck crashes occurred in 2012, and statistics indicate that the passenger car occupants have the highest risk of injury. Of the 3,514 people killed […]

Failing grade for Illinois nursing homes

Families for Better Care is a nonprofit elder advocacy group that recently reviewed the care received by residents of nursing homes in each state. The group based the grades on deficiencies, complaints, inspections and staffing. These results are posted on the website, nursinghomereportcards.com. The report showed Illinois failed every area except health inspections in both […]

What information will my personal injury attorney need?

Motor vehicle accidents take a tremendous toll on everyone involved, both financially and emotionally. An individual who has been injured should retain an Illinois personal injury attorney to receive full compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages and other expenses incurred as a direct result of the accident. Accident lawyers often require specific […]

Illinois legislation: Nursing home care facility owners liable for wrongful death

In Illinois, nursing home facilities are inspected every 15 months or less by state regulators, but according to Families for Better Care, a non-profit elder advocacy group, the state’s nursing homes are still deficient in many critical health areas. The amended Illinois Nursing Home Care Act has placed nursing home liability for fatal accidents on […]

Truck accidents: 4 common causes

Data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shows that both the rate of truck accidents and the number of injuries and fatalities associated with them are climbing. Crashes involving tractor trailers increased 11 percent between 2009 and 2012. Fatalities escalated by 16 percent, and there was a 43 percent rise in the number of […]

Back injuries and workers’ compensation

Anyone who has experienced a back injury in the workplace is aware of the profound impact it can have on the quality of life. Even minor back injuries present disruptions to work-related activities. These worker injuries can be particularly devastating for workers employed in jobs in which a healthy back is required to perform well. […]

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