Turbulence Causes a Wave of Injuries for Flight Attendants

  Recent reports reveal that severe turbulence has been responsible for a wave of injuries involving flight attendants in the past few years. Although numerous passengers have become severely injured as well, flight attendants are at a much higher risk of suffering significant, turbulence-related injuries that result in medical treatment, lost time from work, disability,… [Read More]

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Domestic Aviation Accidents: Types Of Legal Claims

Aviation accidents may involve multiple legal claims, including negligence, violations of the Federal Torts Claim Act and products liability claims. When an airplane accident happens, the risk of catastrophic injuries and death is high. Pilot error sometimes factors into airplane crashes, but there may also be defects in the design or manufacture of component parts… [Read More]

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The Rate of Workplace Injuries Continues to Decline

  The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that the rate of employer-reported occupational injuries and illness continued to decline in 2015. According to the report, there were about 2.9 million workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private sector employers — down approximately 48,000 from 2014. With about three reported cases per 100… [Read More]

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Elderly Drivers: How Old is Too Old to Drive?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, elderly drivers only account for about 9 percent of the population, but accident statistics show that they account for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities and 17 percent of all pedestrian fatalities. Illinois car accident lawyers commonly see serious injuries caused by elderly drivers behind the wheel…. [Read More]

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Landlords Have a Duty to Prevent Dog Bites

Landlords in Illinois have a duty of care that includes the responsibility of protecting tenants and visitors from dog bites. This duty includes making sure that dangerous dogs are not housed on the property, making sure tenants adhere to lease terms and stipulations, and ensuring that doors, gates, etc. are properly secured so that dogs… [Read More]

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Workplace Safety: Preventing Falls

Falls account for a significant portion of workplace injuries. They occur in office buildings, retail stores, warehouses, in hospitals and on construction sites. No occupation is immune or safe from falls. Falls cover a diverse range of injuries including slips, trips, and drops from several stories. Most falls are nonfatal and not serious but, especially… [Read More]

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Dangerous Dog Breeds: What You Need to Know

Dogs aren’t always man’s best friend. Some dog breeds are downright dangerous and can be prone to sudden and violent outbursts. In Illinois, the Animal Control Act holds owners of dangerous dogs accountable for the injuries their “pets” cause to others.

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CDC Warns Of Dangers Of Shift Work

Every night more than 2 million Americans punch the clock to start their day, working overnight shifts to keep the economy moving. Unfortunately for these workers, their irregular schedules create severe sleep and concentration problems that put them at high risk for injury. The Centers for Disease Control recognized the dangers shift workers face and… [Read More]

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Pedestrian Safety is a Growing Concern in Big Cities

Pedestrian safety is a growing concern in big cities around the country. A recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates a 10 percent increase in pedestrian fatalities from car accidents since 2014. The report is published annually and shows data collected from all 50 states. Data collected in 2015 shows the… [Read More]

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Are telecommuting employees covered by workers’ compensation in Illinois?

Several organizations have identified American workers’ preference to work a job with some telework, but this arrangement can lead to complications. Employers benefit from such arrangements by having to pay less overhead to support the practice and having improved employee morale. Employees value the flexibility and added time by not having to commute to work…. [Read More]

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