Many accidents involve those at fault and those who are victims in different vehicles. But when it comes to personal injury claims, that is not always the case. In situations of a single vehicle accident, there still may be at-fault drivers and victims. Ogle County News reports on a bus accident that resulted in the injury of […]
You may have remedies for injuries suffered in an animal attack
If your neighbor’s dog bites you or someone in your family, you may reject the notion that a dog is man’s best friend. Under the Illinois Animal Control Act, you may have recourse if someone’s dog injures you or attacks your beloved pet. You may file a complaint against a reckless dog owner You may have […]
5 types of Illinois workers’ compensation benefits
Whether you work in manufacturing, construction or a technical field, all jobs come with some degree of risk. Fortunately, workers’ compensation covers many types of workplace injuries and illnesses. The workers’ compensation system can be difficult to navigate. To help, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission offers resources for employers and employees. However, you may still have questions […]
Are pedestrian detection systems effective?
According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 143 pedestrians were killed across the state in 2017 alone. Another 1,008 pedestrians experienced injuries so severe they were deemed incapacitating. Nearly 4,500 people on foot experienced some form of injury in a vehicular accident. These facts highlight the very risky nature of being a pedestrian on Illinois roads. […]
Study Shows Effective Tech For Reducing Truck Crashes
If you regularly drive on the highways in and around Chicago, you have no doubt had to share the road with giant semi-trucks. If it makes you nervous to drive around them, you’re not alone. These vehicles weigh 20 to 30 times more than most standard passenger vehicles. And any crash between an 18-wheeler and […]
The best vehicles for senior drivers
When you walk into a Chicago car dealership, salespeople are eager to talk about and show off safety features on new models. They’re keen to talk about safety because it’s an increasingly important component of many people’s buying decisions. Buyers especially keen on vehicle safety Because aging unavoidably makes people frailer, many seniors are when […]
How can repetitive strain injuries affect your work?
Illinois workers like you often repeat the same gestures and movements every day on the job. This can lead to repetitive strain, which might cause injuries. While these injuries are not uncommon, you should also treat them like the serious matter they are. After all, repetitive strain injuries can severely hinder your ability to do […]
How can you prevent an infection after a dog bite?
When a dog or other animal bites a person, the worry is not solely the severity of the bite itself. Another concern is the potential for infection. When the animal’s teeth pierce the skin, bacteria can enter the body. Medical News Today explains that in some cases, the bacteria can spread to other parts of the body. […]
Knowing when to record workplace injuries on OSHA’s Form 300
Employers across Illinois may find it hard to determine when a workplace injury or illness is meant to be recorded on OSHA’s Form 300. OSHA has specific rules on record keeping, and though there are admittedly gray areas, it expects compliance, as a failure to comply can lead to stiff penalties. This is where XpertHR […]
Older workers more likely to suffer fatal injuries
Older workers in Chicago and across the United States are at higher risk for fatal on-the-job injuries, according to a recent analysis by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report was published in the BLS Monthly Labor Review in January. BLS researchers used data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries program to […]