Peoria nurses, aides, orderlies and other direct care providers can seriously injure themselves by improperly lifting and moving patients. These workplace injuries can be career-limiting, or even cause health care professionals to be unable to work at all.
Car crashes and other accidents can lead to spinal cord injuries that impact everything from your ability to move about freely to your capacity to control your bodily functions. When you suffer from a spinal cord injury, you might have to learn a new way of living.
When Illinois residents enter into a store of any kind, they expect to be able to browse and shop without having to worry about slipping and falling on a substance that shouldn't be on the floor. Unfortunately, slip-and-fall accidents like this occur all too frequently. These accidents can lead to some serious injuries which often require time off from work, a prolonged stay in the hospital and/or ongoing rehabilitation.
As many Illinois residents may already know, it is often more than a person's pride that is wounded when they take a fall in a public place. Serious injuries can lead to long recoveries or even permanent injuries. As the medical bills and lost income add up, who is at fault for slip-and-fall accidents can become important.
The family of a 69-year-old woman recently learned a jury awarded their loved one $16 million related to debilitating injuries she suffered in a slip and fall accident. Unfortunately, news of the multi-million dollar settlement was bittersweet as the woman is no longer able to communicate or take care of herself.
Readers of this personal injury law blog know that a property owner bears certain responsibilities to invited guests. In the commercial setting, injuries that are alleged to occur because of a hazardous on-site condition may give rise to a premises liability suit.
An escalator accident occurred in Duluth, Minnesota, this past week that left 4 children and 1 adult seeking treatment for injuries at a local hospital. It occurred this past Wednesday when the children were being escorted through a downtown building when they became trapped on the escalator with a total of 20 people.
As life expectancies continue to increase, Illinois readers may relate to those who are searching for a long-term care facility or nursing home for a loved one. The search may bring up apprehension, considering various scandals in recent news headlines exposing allegations of nursing home abuse, injures or neglect.
In a recent post, we discussed the potential financial recovery that dog bite victims may obtain against negligent dog owners. However, another recent dog attack may remind some Illinois readers about the extent to which dog owners are advised to safeguard the property in order to insulate themselves against premises liability lawsuits.
Illinois readers likely know about the doctrine of separation of church and state. Thanks to the First Amendment, religious establishments are not subject to censorship from government officials. Yet that freedom of expression may not extend to crowd control.