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RECALL ALERT: Cancer-Causing Benzene Detected in Popular Sunscreen Products
Recent independent laboratory tests revealed that at least 78 sunscreen and after-sun products contain dangerous levels of cancer-causing benzene. The toxic industrial chemical, which has been linked to leukemia and various other blood cancers, as well as kidney, bladder, liver, and sino-nasal cancers, was found in sprays, lotions, and topical gels. Consumers who have been […]
Indianapolis 500: When Spectators Are Injured at the Speedway
Over the years, multiple spectators have sustained serious and even fatal injuries at the Indianapolis 500 and other racing events, raising questions about who is responsible for them. While spectator injuries are rare, they do occur, with one recent incident at the Williams Grove Speedway making headlines. Determining Responsibility in a Recent Spectator Death On […]
Should You Accept the First Settlement Offer After a Crash?
When insurance companies are quick to make a settlement offer following an accident, it’s best for injured victims to avoid accepting it for a few reasons. Even if the initial offer seems like an ample amount, it may not cover all of the costs associated with injuries resulting from the accident. Why Accident Victims Should […]
10 Facts Injured Workers Need to Know About Workers’ Compensation
If an employee sustains a work injury and wants to seek compensation, there are 10 important facts he or she should know about workers’ compensation. Keeping this information in mind can help workers prepare a workers’ comp claim and preserve their legal rights. The following are the key points that workers should consider if they […]
Top Causes of Severe Work Injuries
A recent study listed the top 10 causes of disabling workplace injuries. The top two were overexertion resulting from external sources and falls on the same floor level. The study comes from the annual Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, which defined serious workplace injuries as those forcing employees to miss five or more days of […]
What Are Punitive Damages?
Punitive damages, also often referred to as exemplary damages, are designed to punish defendants whose behavior in injury cases was grossly negligent or intentional. They are also sometimes used to set an example and prevent others from engaging in similar behavior. Punitive damages are awarded in addition to compensatory damages. When Does a Court Award […]
Steer Clear of Spring Driving Dangers
A variety of spring driving dangers can cause car accidents that result in serious injuries and deaths. These risks include potholes, rainy weather, windshield wiper wear, pedestrians, and road construction. Understanding these dangers and how to avoid them can help keep everyone safe throughout the spring season and into the summer. Possible Risks on the […]
Are These Dangerous Household Products Putting Your Family at Risk?
Some dangerous household products could put families at risk. Many common items that people use every day can cause long-term health issues. It’s important to determine which products are safe to use and which are best to avoid altogether. Injuries Caused by Defective or Dangerous Household Products Many products that feature defective designs, inadequate warnings, […]
Types of Car Insurance Available in Illinois
Several types of car insurance are available to drivers in Illinois. These include liability, underinsured/uninsured motorist, collision, comprehensive, medical payments, and personal injury protection coverage. Some of these insurance policies are required while others are optional to help maximize coverage. The following is a breakdown of each type of insurance and how they work. Liability Insurance […]
Managing Fatigue in the Workplace
Employers can mitigate the risk of workplace fatigue by monitoring employees for fatigue and offering necessary breaks. Workplace fatigue remains one of the biggest issues that risk managers, safety professionals, and employers face, which can reduce productivity and increase the risk of work-related accidents and injuries. Oftentimes, fatigue results from high levels of stress, lengthy […]