The farming industry looks much different today than it did just a generation ago. Machines are larger and more technologically advanced; certain techniques have evolved over time; fewer people may be needed to do jobs that may now be automated. But at its core, farming is still the same in many ways.
In several articles on our website, we discuss the fact that workers' compensation laws in Illinois have undergone some big changes in recent years and more could be on the way. In one article, which can be read by clicking here, we discuss certain Senate- and House-proposed measure that could limit the amount of benefits available and who is eligible for workers' compensation benefits.
We recently reported that Illinois lawmakers are considering two bills designed to deter people from getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol. The proposed legislation would increase the penalties for DUI, targeting habitual offenders and lengthening the required ignition interlock period for people with at least two convictions.
Getting injured in a car crash can change a person's life in the blink of an eye. But while all car accidents have the potential to be catastrophic, drunk driving accidents in particular all share one unique quality: they can all be prevented.