Workers’ Compensation

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June 27, 2023

Workers' Compensation

Whether your serious workplace injury occurred in a construction accident or a repetitive stress injury sustained in a warehouse or office setting, the dedicated lawyers of The Law Offices of Goldfine & Bowles work hard to protect your rights to receive the workers’ compensation benefits you need to recover and get back to work. At […]

3 common repetitive stress injuries in the construction industry

February 26, 2023

Workers' Compensation

Working in construction can take its toll on your body. Sudden and catastrophic accidents can lead to severe injury when you work around heavy machinery, but repetitive stress injuries are just as much of a reality and potentially just as life-altering. Reducing the odds of repetitive stress injuries is often a matter of using tools […]

3 causes of forklift accidents that can result in injuries

August 27, 2022

Workers' Compensation

Forklifts are vital equipment in the warehouse, construction and manufacturing industries. From loading trucks to lifting heavy equipment, forklifts make workers and businesses more productive. However, according to the National Safety Council, forklift accidents accounted for over 7000 non-fatal workplace injuries in 2020. All employees that work around forklifts should know the common types of […]

The many hazards faced by health care workers

April 26, 2022

Workers' Compensation

The health care industry has a strong presence in the Peoria area, providing jobs for hundreds of workers while treating patients and saving lives every day. But health care workers face unique job hazards that can put them out of work for weeks or months. Workers in the health care industry have some of the […]

What are the most dangerous jobs in Illinois?

February 22, 2022

Workers' Compensation

What are the most dangerous jobs in Illinois? Nearly every occupation contains some level of risk for injury while on the job. Unfortunately, workers in some occupations are more at risk for serious injuries and deadly conditions. From heavy industry to workers in dangerous environments, some Illinois jobs put their dedicated workers at risk. Workers […]

Public safety workers confronted by certain overlooked injuries

December 3, 2021

Workers' Compensation

Every day, public safety workers face new and different risks. Some may prove injurious and others even fatal. Firefighters, paramedics, law enforcement officers and prison guards know this and understand that they must take extra precautions. Sometimes, the public may take these workers for granted. And they may even overlook some of the injuries that […]

Which repetitive stress injuries may qualify for workers’ comp?

November 21, 2021


Workers' Compensation

Repetitive stress injuries develop over time from performing the same motions. Under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, an inability to perform your job duties because of repetitive trauma may qualify for benefits. Carpal tunnel syndrome, for example, can become severely disabling. As explained by WebMD, the condition results from pressure placed on the median nerve, […]

What should I do about my unsafe working environment?

March 15, 2018

Workers' Compensation

When you have a reason to believe that your workplace is unsafe, it is likely to make you feel stressed and worried. Perhaps you believe that a serious accident could be imminent, but you feel pressure from your managers to keep working anyway. Health and safety in the workplace are extremely important, and you should […]

Hospital workers face many potential work-related injuries

March 7, 2018

Workers' Compensation

Hospital workers and nurses are among the most at-risk workers in the United States when it comes to injuries on the job. In fact, according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), hospital workers have more per capita missed work injuries than many other dangerous jobs. While 147.4 construction workers out of every 100,000 […]

Forklift inside semi sets off explosion at UPS Freight

February 27, 2018

Workers' Compensation

In Rock Island, Illinois, workers at UPS Freight showed up at work like any other day, but unfortunately, an unexpected turn of events made it a very unordinary day. The day was just beginning around 5 a.m., when one of the workers turned over the ignition on a forklift. An immediate explosion occurred. This UPS […]