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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 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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The Dangerous Landscape of Landscaping

Each year, an average of 197 of the approximately 900,000 workers employed in landscaping services across America will suffer a fatal injury and many thousands more will experience a serious injury. It is estimated that only 1% of the total workforce is employed in landscaping professions, yet the industry experiences 3.5% of all workplace fatalities. […]

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Danger on the Job: The future of Workplace Injuries

The Occupational Health and Safety Act has promised American workers the right to a safe job since 1970, but with President Trump’s agenda, that could soon change. Since he took office, Trump has repeatedly delayed or repealed worker safety and other associated rules, and he has proposed the elimination of various worker safety programs as […]

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Are Domestic Workers in Illinois Entitled to Workers Compensation Benefits?

In Illinois, domestic workers who work at least 40 hours per week for at least 13 weeks per year are entitled to workers compensation benefits if injured on the job. A Chicago workers compensation attorney can explain the necessary process to file a claim for benefits. Domestic Workers Rights in Illinois On January 1, 2017, […]

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Coping With Work-Related Head Injuries

Work-related head injuries can lead to physical, mental, and financial hardships for an employee. A work injury attorney can file a workers compensation claim and ensure that fair benefits are received. (Article continues below Infographic) Common Workplace Head Injuries According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over three million workers suffered non-fatal head injuries […]

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When Pro-Athletes Become Injured

Today’s professional athletes often spend their time performing extensive, physically demanding and dangerous activities anytime they train, practice or compete. Although their bodies are typically conditioned to withstand the demands of their sport, these athletes are not invincible. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that sports competitors and professional athletes suffer over […]

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Faster emergency response and medical care just a few benefits of Chicago’s first vertiport

Victims of car accidents and other emergency events will now be able to receive medical aid faster than before with the opening of Chicago’s first vertiport. Vertiports offer an efficient new alternative to emergency ground transportation by providing a space for aircraft to vertically take off and land. Vertiport flights can streamline travel from crowded […]