NFL Players Attempt to Block Workers’ Comp Bill

Due to a possible bill in Illinois that has the potential to reduce benefits for professional athletes who sustain an injury during a game, professional athletes are urging others not to sign with the Chicago Bears. The NFL players union is spearheading this action, seeking to protect injured players. Current Law in Illinois Illinois has […]

What Happens to Your Social Security Benefits If You Settle Your Workers’ Compensation Case?

When a person settles a workers’ compensation case for a lump sum, that impacts their Social Security benefits because the two can offset one another. To minimize the impact, he or she should contact a workers’ compensation attorney to make sure that the prorating is as favorable as possible. A person can receive Social Security […]

How Common is Wrong-Way Driving?

According to the US Department of Transportation and Safety, approximately 350 people die every year from wrong-way driving accidents in the United States. In the Chicago area, an auto accident attorney commonly sees head-on collisions in wrong-way auto accidents that result in serious injuries and fatalities. (Article continues below Infographic) . What Causes Wrong-Way Auto […]

Overheating Still A Concern As Temperatures Drop

Heat related illnesses are responsible for thousands of injuries across America every year, and may be a contributing factor in a worker’s death. Despite lower outdoor temperatures, hotspots in the workplace can still cause heat related injuries that necessitate a workers comp attorney. Types Of Heat Related Injuries There are five different conditions a worker […]

Mobile Games are Causing Car Accidents

While most of today’s drivers understand the dangers of using mobile devices while driving, the temptation of mobile games is luring the eyes of drivers away from the road, leading to accidents. Unfortunately, both players and those caught in the wrong place at the wrong time have been affected. The Mobile Game Craze Games played […]

Pokemon Go: Worse than Texting and Driving?

Car accident fatalities, after declining for decades thanks to car safety innovations, like seatbelts and airbags, and public safety campaigns against drunken driving, are starting to rise once more. These rates are increasing due to some factors, chiefly, distracted driving. Pokemon Go, the latest craze to hit the smartphone industry, is highlighting this often ignored […]

Overcorrecting is the Incorrect Reaction

Overcorrecting to avoid obstructions or potential collisions is a leading cause of accidents. This last-second attempt at avoiding an accident often leads to disaster. Each year, numerous overcorrection accidents occur when motorists swerve sharply to avoid deer, pedestrians, or traffic in the roadway. It can have deadly consequences. Just this month, two men were killed […]

OSHA Changes to Enhance Worker Safety

In an effort to enhance safety in the workplace, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has made numerous changes that will affect penalties and deadlines, record keeping and reporting, program management guidelines and hazard reduction standards. According to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were nearly 3 million […]

Advanced Automotive Technology Creates Security & Challenges

Computers have gotten smaller, cameras lighter, and radar and laser camera systems are no longer the stuff of science fiction. As automobiles become more advanced, they are helping provide valuable information that can show the precise chain of events that occurs when an accident happens.

Illinois Ranks Sixth in the Nation for Mesothelioma Deaths

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 3,000 individuals will be diagnosed with mesothelioma this year alone. Alarmingly, a significant number of those victims are residents from Illinois who were exposed to asbestos during the course of their employment. In fact, the CDC has ranked the state of Illinois sixth […]

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