Understanding comparative negligence in an Illinois car accident
November 2, 2020
Car accidents are complicated. While in your memory the car accident will have been over in a split second, there will have been many factors at play that caused the accident to occur. While it’s easy to believe that a car accident was 100% one party’s fault, this is not often the case. Often, there […]
Driving and using your cellphone to text or call others is a violation of the law in Illinois. In 2018, the governor passed legislation to make cellphone and texting offenses moving violations. That decision went into effect the following year in July. Since then, there have been fines for drivers who decide to text or […]
Improving safety as a construction worker
July 14, 2020
If you are a construction worker, you will encounter certain hazards and risks to your safety every day. Therefore, it is important that you are proactive in your approach to safety. Your employer has the legal duty to provide the appropriate protective equipment when you are working, and you should also receive full training in […]
Workplace hearing loss: How great a problem?
July 11, 2020
If you suspect that your ability to hear is deteriorating, your job could be causing that deterioration. Per California Healthline, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists hearing loss as the number one workplace injury. As for Workers’ Compensation, hearing loss claims total nearly $242 million annually in the U.S. At-risk jobs You face a […]
When are the most dangerous times to drive?
May 19, 2020
Many people in the United States drive on a daily basis. While the mode of transport is considered relatively safe due to the extensive safety regulations in place, collisions are, unfortunately, common, and people lose their lives due to being involved in car accidents every year. If you are a driver, you should learn more […]
Is the building you work in making you sick?
May 18, 2020
If you begin coughing, sneezing or rubbing your eyes every time you go into your place of work, the possibility exists that you suffer from sick building syndrome. It’s true. Health Line explains that, indeed, some buildings, both new and old, can become “ill” when their air quality becomes compromised. The problem with sick building syndrome […]
How can I drive more safely in bad weather?
March 27, 2020
One thing that we can’t control when driving is the weather. While driving safely can greatly reduce the chance of becoming involved in an accident, the weather is something that can pose a safety threat to even the most careful of drivers. While we don’t have any control over whether severe weather will occur, we […]
Understanding how your resignation could impact your benefits
March 3, 2020
If you were injured at your job in Illinois, one of the first things you probably did after receiving medical attention was file a petition to begin receiving workers’ compensation benefits. This support can provide monetary relief, but should also be focused on helping you transition back into working as you begin healing and recovering. […]
Here’s how to stay safe when driving in ice and snow
January 24, 2020
Safe driving in ice and snow may be difficult, but it is possible. There are specific steps you can take to lower the odds that you get into an accident. Nothing guarantees you’ll never crash, of course, but that’s true all year around. You do not have to fear winter driving if you simply take […]
Workers’ comp is intended only for workplace-related injuries
December 26, 2019
If you are working for a company in Illinois, there is always a chance that you might suffer an injury while you are on the job. Anyone who suffers an on-the-job injury or illness stemming from their employment may apply for workers’ compensation benefits to help support themselves and their family during their recovery when […]