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Perhaps a dog attacked you while you were out walking, running or even taking your own pet for a walk. Dog bites can be serious injuries, and you have the right to learn your legal options after something like this happens. It’s possible you could have grounds for a civil claim.

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Illinois residents rely on the U.S. Postal Service for their mail, but its injured workers could not rely on the USPS for help. Instead of making sure that tens of thousands of people who were hurt while sorting or delivering mail got the workers’ compensation they needed, the USPS fired them.

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Being an office worker probably seems like a pretty safe career choice. After all, offices rarely — if ever — have large, dangerous machinery. And unlike warehouse or construction workers, bosses usually do not ask their office workers to climb ladders. But none of this means that Illinois offices are safe.

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Working in a warehouse is not exactly easy, but online shopping is making things much worse. Illinois warehouse employees are now expected to work alongside robots as they retrieve and package items for customers. Those robots are large, heavy and fast-moving, putting people at risk for serious workplace accidents.

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You know that you need financial help after a workplace accident. Workers’ compensation benefits are usually the first step to getting that help, but it might not be your only option. In Illinois, you also have the option to pursue a third-party claim when applicable.

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When you hit the road, you likely try your best to mind your own business. You focus on driving, watch out for other vehicles and abide by the rules of the road. Of course, even your most conscientious driving does not mean you are immune to being involved in a car accident.

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There are a lot of jobs that just seem obviously dangerous, like working in construction or in the manufacturing industry. But there are many more jobs that cause serious injury and even death each and every year. Some of those jobs might not look obviously dangerous from the outside, while others might be too far out of the public’s eye ...

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There is no denying it — working in the construction industry is dangerous. Construction workers spend their working hours around large vehicles, at significant heights, and with dangerous machinery, any of which could lead to a serious accident for which a victim may need workers’ compensation benefits.

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Illinois workers who suffer injuries at work need help and support during the recovery period. The right support might feel as if it’s out of reach, and this may be because a victim of a workplace accident is not aware of his or her right to file for workers’ compensation benefits.

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Serious and even fatal accidents can occur in virtually all workplaces, from office settings to construction sites. Some work settings will inherently pose a greater risk to worker safety than others. For example, roadside construction sites are especially dangerous because they combine the inherent risks of construction work and nearby vehicles.

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