These Three Types of Roadways Are No Match for Chicago Winter Storms
Certain types of roadways increase the risk of drivers encountering hazardous winter road conditions. Chicago drivers must always exercise common sense and take extra care while driving during and after winter storms when temperatures are expected to drop below 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Drivers should be alert for icy conditions and avoid them whenever possible until […]
What It Means When You’re Catastrophically Injured
Catastrophic injuries are permanently disabling, disfiguring, or deadly. They usually necessitate a lifetime of medical care, rehabilitation, and special accommodations for victims who survive. An injury lawyer can help victims recover compensation when catastrophic injuries were caused because of someone else’s negligence. What is Considered a Catastrophic Injury? Catastrophic injuries are often caused by the […]
Do You Need an Independent Medical Evaluation?
An injured employee may be required to undergo an independent medical evaluation to continue receiving workers’ compensation benefits from his or her employer. When an independent medical evaluation conflicts with the employee’s injury claim, his or her benefits may be stopped. A work injury attorney may be needed to help restore those benefits. What is […]
Does Workers’ Compensation Pay for Injuries Caused by a Workplace Brawl?
It may be possible to claim workers compensation when injuries are received from a fight in the workplace. However, when the fight is the result of a personal dispute or the injured party was the aggressor, the plaintiff is likely to be ruled ineligible to make a claim. A workers comp lawyer can help determine […]
Cars Have Blind Spots Too
It is common to hear about large trucks having visibility issues, but cars can have blind spots too, and they can cause serious or even deadly accidents. Car blind spots endanger drivers and passengers, motorcyclists, and pedestrians. They are a top cause of motorcyclist and pedestrian accidents. What is a Blind Spot? A blind spot […]
Sterigenics International: Have You Been Injured?
Toxic ethylene oxide emissions released into the air by Sterigenics International put the health and well-being of the public at risk. It is suspected that these emissions could be the cause of high cancer rates in Willowbrook and surrounding communities. Here’s what workers and people who live in this area need to know. Who is […]
Identifying These Types of Workplace Hazards Could Save Your Life
Not knowing what types of hazards exist in workplaces could cause serious or deadly injuries to employees. Employers are required under the Occupational Safety Health’s Act Duty Clause to prevent and remove recognized hazards to provide a safe workplace for their employees. Ignorance of not knowing what those hazards are is no excuse when injuries […]
Top 5 Reasons Snow Accidents Happen
Dangerous driver behaviors increase the risk of serious and deadly snow accidents. Inexperience and negligence cause winter weather crashes that range from multiple car pileups to individual cars spinning out of control. Illinois in Top Ten Deadliest States Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Auto Insurance Center shows that about 38 […]
Chicago Makes the List: Top 10 Most Traffic-Congested Cities
Chicago drivers are at a higher risk of becoming involved in an auto accident because the city is rated in the top ten traffic congested cities in the United States. Traffic congestion significantly increases the risk of car crashes. INRIX Traffic Scorecard Report Chicago is a great city to live in or visit and is […]
Was Your Baby’s Birth Defect Preventable? [infographic]
Although many birth defects are genetic, some are preventable and have been linked to prescription and over the counter medications, exposure to chemicals and toxins at home or in the workplace, or inadequate medical care during pregnancy. When birth defects are a result of negligence, money for medical bills, ongoing treatment and care, and other […]