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Commuting to the office is just a part of the daily routine for many in Illinois’ Quad Cities. However, an ordinary commute can turn disastrous if you are involved in a car crash. The following are some common causes of car accidents.

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If there is one sure sign that summer has come to Illinois it is the ubiquitous presence of orange barrels on the roadways. Construction work in Illinois often goes on when the weather is pleasant, and while it is sometimes an annoyance especially during the rush-hour commute, the regular maintenance of our roads and buildings is a necessity.

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Manteno-based grain facility, Farmers Elevator, Co., just over $200,000 for protecting its employees at its Grant Park facility after the death of an employee in a grain bin. The Farmers Elevator, Co., was also placed in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program.

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Most personal injury claims don’t go trial. Instead, they are resolved out of court through a settlement. For that matter, even among those personal injury disputes that do go to trial, many end before reaching a verdict because the parties reach an out-of-court settlement.

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While Illinois residents may realize that it is possible to hold someone legally responsible for causing injuries, it is important to understand that different scenarios create different liabilities. Pursuing the wrong course of action could waste time, resources and effort.

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Drivers in Illinois will frequently encounter large trucks on the road. Because these vehicles can be intimidating and a collision with one can cause personal injury and death, it is imperative that commercial drivers adhere to the law and follow basic rules for safety.

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Tesla, Inc. is largely known for its self-driving cars and futuristic designs, but workers say there is much more to the story than that. The company has apparently been under-reporting its number of worker injuries for years.

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a recent fatal workplace accident in Illinois. If the employer involved in this fatality was violating any OSHA regulations then it will be cited and fined.

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Summer might feel like it is a long way away, but those higher temperatures will arrive in Illinois soon enough. Warmer weather might even come as a relief to some. Unfortunately, construction workers might not have the same feelings about summer temperatures.

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