New Helmet Technology Monitors Injuries [Infographic]

Technologically advanced helmets are helping to reduce the number of high school athletes that suffer concussions on the field. In 2012, it was estimated that high school athletes suffered nearly 300,000 concussions. Nationwide, it is estimated that concussions account for 15% of total high school athletic injuries. Approximately 33% of these injuries occur during practice […]

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Safety Alert: Back to School Traffic Puts Kids at High Risk

School bells are ringing throughout the region and back to school means that parents, students, and community members need to make traffic safety a top priority. There is an increased risk of automobile accidents during this season and taking active measures to reduce the risk is crucial for reducing injury and fatality rates as kids […]

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Improperly Guarded Machines Cost Workers an Arm and a Leg

Improperly protected machines cause numerous workplace amputations each year. In the manufacturing sector alone, the annual rate of workplace amputations is 1.7 per 10,000 workers. This is more than twice the rate of amputations recorded for all workers in the United States. In 2015, the US Department of Labor recorded 2,600 workplace amputations. Of these, […]

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When Healthcare Workers Become Patients

Healthcare workers and social assistance personnel have some of the highest injury rates within the private sector and in 2015 had 158,400 incidents that required at least one day away from work. Nationwide, the healthcare industry has an incident rate of 113.6 per 10,000 workers which was down slightly from 121.3 in 2014. The incident […]

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The Risks and Realities of Rollover Accidents [infographic]

It is important for Illinois drivers to be aware of rollover accident risks and to take precautions to avoid becoming seriously injured victims. Roughly 30% of all car accident fatalities are the result of vehicle rollovers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that these crashes cause approximately 10,000 deaths annually. Rollovers are also […]

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Pay Attention to Delayed Symptoms Following an Accident

Symptoms of an injury may present themselves days, weeks, months, or even years following an accident. While injuries such as broken bones, lacerations, etc. are readily apparent following a crash, there are many other injuries that can take the time to manifest and present symptoms that are identifiable. Thus, it is important for individuals injured […]

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Study Finds High Driving Is Increasing In states That Legalize Marijuana

Driving while under the influence of marijuana is rising in states that legalize marijuana. More and more states are legalizing marijuana (either recreationally or medicinally) and those states are experiencing increasing rates of high driving. High driving is a problem because of law enforcement, unlike with alcohol, possesses no reliable tools or tests to assess […]

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The Most Common Office Work Injuries and Accidents

Though they do not receive the same kind of attention as other professional injuries, injuries in the office are unfortunately very common. Though office professions do not get as much notice as more serious injuries sustained in manual positions, the effects of injuries in office positions can be just as painful and damaging, and sometimes […]

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The Strengthening Medicare And Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2011

An important piece of legislation was recently introduced in Congress that, if passed, will change the way that Medicare secondary payer rules for certain claims, including workers’ compensation, are applied. The legislation is called the “Strengthening Medicare And Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2011 (a/k/a HR 1063 or the SMART Act) and was sponsored by Congressmen […]

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Jet Ski Accidents: Common Causes of Injuries on Lake Michigan

Due to the large numbers of jet skis on Lake Michigan, they are common causes of accidents and injuries. While most jet ski accidents are caused by negligence, some are caused by defective parts that may cause jet skis to malfunction. Jet Ski Accidents and Injuries During spring and summer months, Lake Michigan is a […]

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