Vaping May Increase COVID-19 Severity
Vaping can cause underlying lung and heart conditions in users. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that because of this, users are at a higher risk of contracting and suffering severe complications from COVID-19. What Does Vaping Do to the Lungs? By now, it should be no secret that e-cigarettes are dangerous products. […]
When Work Equipment Fails
Employers are required to comply with OSHA’s safety rules and regulations, which include equipment and machinery used at worksites. Workers who are injured by defective or dangerous equipment are eligible for workers’ compensation. However, they may also be entitled to further compensation from the manufacturer of the faulty equipment and if negligent, their employer, too. […]
Workers Subjected to Retaliation After Reporting Workplace Injuries
Employees who have been subjected to retaliation for reporting a workplace injury may be entitled to additional compensation by making a whistleblower claim. Under Federal law, it is illegal for an employer to discipline or retaliate against employees who report injuries. This creates an atmosphere of fear that intimidates other workers and discourages them from […]
Injured by an Instacart Driver?
Victims of accidents involving Instacart drivers could have difficulty being compensated for their damages, including medical costs, loss of income, and property damage. Instacart requires their drivers to carry commercial insurance. But if they fail to verify such coverage, they should be held liable for damages. Independent Contractors Are Responsible for Their Own Insurance Unlike […]
Father’s Day Is Here: Is Your BBQ Grill Safe?
Manufacturers or retailers that sell dangerous products, including defective BBQ grills are liable for injuries caused by those products. Unsuspecting consumers can literally get burned if they purchase a defective BBQ grill this Father’s Day. A personal injury lawyer can help victims get the compensation they deserve for their injuries and other damages. Do Not […]
Working from Heights: Here’s How to Tie Off Safely
Employers in the construction industry are responsible for ensuring that workers have the protection and training they need to stay safe, including knowing how to tie-off safely. Falls are the number one reason for worker deaths in the construction industry. Injured workers or the families of those killed in work accidents are entitled to compensation […]
Chicago Pilots and Flight Crew: Were You Exposed to the New Coronavirus at Work?
The coronavirus pandemic has put employees of certain industries, including Chicago’s pilots and flight crews at a higher risk of contracting the virus while working. When a person’s employment increases the risk of a “proximity caused” disease, it may be able to obtain workers’ compensation. Infectious Diseases May Be Covered Under Workers’ Compensation Exposure to […]
Real Life Medical Malpractice Horror Stories
Patients who are injured because of the negligent actions of their doctors or healthcare providers are entitled to compensation for their injuries and losses. In the United States, most of the 30 million surgeries performed each year have successful outcomes. However, when preventable mistakes or freak accidents occur during surgery or patient care, this is […]
Chicago Car Accidents: Summer Brings the 100 Deadliest Days for Teens
Summer increases the risk of teens dying or causing fatalities in car crashes. This group is already most at risk for being involved in serious and sometimes fatal car accidents. Many of these accidents cause catastrophic injuries to not only teens and their passengers, but also other drivers and passengers involved. Here is information that […]
Honoring Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday: 5 Reasons You Should Be Honest with Your Injury Lawyer
Clients who are not truthful with their personal injury lawyer could lose their chance to receive fair compensation for their claims. When the attorney knows the complete story, including information that could adversely affect the case, he or she can be prepared with a strategy to handle any repercussions that may arise. Reasons claimants should […]