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Construction falls can happen at ground level, too

You probably know working at heights on a construction site can be dangerous. Yet, you might not have considered that falling while on the ground can also have serious consequences. Last month, a security worker at an Aurora strip mall...

3 ways to protect yourself after an injury on the job

When a worker in Illinois gets hurt on the job, they can turn to the workers' compensation system to get benefits. There are medical benefits to cover the treatment for their injury or work acquired illness. There are also disability...

What is the leading cause of construction accidents?

Individuals who work in the construction industry are prone to accidents, perhaps more than others. Operating heavy machinery, exposure to electrical lines and working on elevated platforms are among the many risks construction workers...

Spinal injuries you might get if you are in a car accident

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident in Illinois, you might be lucky and sustain only minor wounds -- or you could end up with serious problems. One of the most common (and most debilitating) physical results of a collision...

3 steps to take after suffering an injury in a car crash

If you have been injured in a collision, there are a series of things that you need to do to get the help you need as well as the financial support that you deserve. Taking these steps will help you document your injuries and be sure that...

Dangerous drivers can be held accountable in more than one way

If someone negligently or recklessly causes a collision that ends another person’s life, they can be held accountable in more than one way. The state may pursue a criminal case against the driver for what they've done, while family...

What factors may cause a crash to result in a fire?

If you were to list all the different factors that result in car accidents, various reckless driving behaviors would make it on the list, including speeding, failing to yield the right of way and drunk or distracted driving. There are...

How pedestrians end up injured by motor vehicles

A pedestrian that is hurt or killed by a vehicle or property defects can qualify for compensation for damages. Litigation can not only serve to compensate the injured but can also serve as a warning to negligent parties that can help...

Why smartwatches are more dangerous than cell phones on the road

If you’re one of the millions of people who own a smartwatch, you know it gives you a lot of information and lets you communicate via phone, text and other methods. Unfortunately, some people use them while they’re driving, which can be...