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Fatal Workplace Accident in Volo

Workplaces are supposed to be where we earn our living, not places where we should fear for our lives. We show up, expected a safe environment to earn a living, but sometimes, our workplaces are not safe places. Unfortunately, workplace accidents are far too common, and sometimes, they result in deaths.
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Illinois Enacts Special Workers’ Compensation Coverage

The state of Illinois has signed into law a bill that creates a presumption of coverage for its first responders and front-line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill, known as HB 2455, does provide for rebuttal by an employer, but extends workers’ compensation coverage far beyond its usual line of covered workers.
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Five Common Causes of Car Accidents

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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What Is the Construction Industry’s ‘Fatal Four’?

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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Illinois Grain Facility Fined by OSHA After Employee Death

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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Exercise Caution Before Accepting a Settlement Offer

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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Should I File for Personal Injury or Workers’ Compensation?

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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Truckers Voice Concerns Over Distracted Driving in Recent Survey

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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