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30-year target: Zero highway fatalities
30-year target: Zero highway fatalities

The Department of Transportation last week laid down a challenge to the nation: In 30 years, we will reduce the number of annual highway fatalities...

October 12, 2016
Why it is important to not give statements to insurance adjusters in an automobile accident where there is a question as to who is responsible for fault in a case?
Why it is important to not give statements to insurance adjusters in an automobile accident where there is a question as to who is responsible for fault in a case?

Whenever you are involved in an accident either as a driver or a passenger, one of the first things that generally happens is you will...

October 09, 2016
Timeline for a Workers’ Compensation decision
Timeline for a Workers’ Compensation decision

After you finish receiving medical treatment for your workers' compensation accident, your attorneys will attempt to settle with the insurance carrier and/or attorney for the...

October 09, 2016
Proposed FMCSA sleep apnea testing rule gets a mixed response
Proposed FMCSA sleep apnea testing rule gets a mixed response

In March 2016, the Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed a regulatory change that would require truck drivers and certain...

October 07, 2016
Workers’ compensation and the health care industry
Workers’ compensation and the health care industry

Nurses in Illinois may be interested to learn that according to a report prepared by Aon Global Risk Consulting, the frequency of workers' compensation claims...

October 06, 2016
The dangers of loud workplaces
The dangers of loud workplaces

Illinois workplaces like construction sites and factory floors can be extremely loud. That's why workers who perform their duties in these types of environments are...

October 05, 2016
Pedestrians: Learn How To Avoid Being Hit By A Car
Pedestrians: Learn How To Avoid Being Hit By A Car

Negligent drivers injure and kill hundreds of pedestrians every year. As a pedestrian, you can take some proactive measures to minimize, if not avoid, the...

September 29, 2016
How to prepare for an OSHA inspection
How to prepare for an OSHA inspection

While an OSHA inspection can make any Illinois dairy farm owner nervous, there are things that can be done ahead of time to reduce that...

September 14, 2016
Traffic fatalities increased in 2015
Traffic fatalities increased in 2015

The automobile fatality rate in Illinois and across the nation increased by more than 7 percent in 2015. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety...

September 07, 2016
When Have You Violated The Two-Physician Rule?
When Have You Violated The Two-Physician Rule?

An employer's liability to pay for medical services selected by the employee is governed by Section 8(a) of the Illinois Worker's Compensation Act. It states,...

September 06, 2016
Truck drivers may face lower speed limits
Truck drivers may face lower speed limits

Drivers in Illinois and throughout the country might notice large trucks going more slowly on highways if a proposal by the National Highway Traffic Safety...

August 31, 2016
When is a Worker entitled to receive Temporary Total Disability Benefits?
When is a Worker entitled to receive Temporary Total Disability Benefits?

An injured worker who is kept off work by a treating physician, while undergoing treatment, is entitled to receive 2/3 of his average weekly wage....

August 31, 2016
Impairment Rating
Impairment Rating

In 2011, the law changed as to how your permanent partial disability, your settlement/award is calculated. The Illinois Workers' Compensation was amended to reflect that...

August 29, 2016
3 approaches to assigning liability for slip and fall accidents
3 approaches to assigning liability for slip and fall accidents

Hazards to personal safety exist throughout Illinois. A broken stair rail or icy sidewalk could cause a person to slip or fall. In some cases,...

August 23, 2016
New Computer Tools Aid In Diagnosing Concussions
New Computer Tools Aid In Diagnosing Concussions

How can you tell if a person has suffered a concussion after a fall or blow to the head? It's not always easy. A doctor...

August 23, 2016
Drowsy driving problems in Illinois
Drowsy driving problems in Illinois

A lack of sleep can lead to symptoms that are similar to those caused by drinking too much alcohol. This could explain why drowsy driving...

August 17, 2016
Slip and Fall accidents
Slip and Fall accidents

Nothing can be more frustrating to an injured individual than to find out that those they assumed were responsible for their injury doesn't owe them...

August 16, 2016
Safety week for commercial truck drivers
Safety week for commercial truck drivers

Truck drivers in Illinois may be aware that the week of Oct. 16 is Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Operation Safe Driver Week. During this period,...

August 08, 2016
Businesses may be liable for patrons’ injuries
Businesses may be liable for patrons’ injuries

Business owners in Illinois are responsible for keeping their premises safe for customers, employees and anyone else who visits. When guests at an unsafe business...

August 02, 2016
The Impact of the going and coming rule
The Impact of the going and coming rule

Most Illinois employees are entitled to workers' compensation benefits whenever they suffer a work-related injury. However, the definition of work-related may be rather broad. For...

July 29, 2016