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Year: 2011

Company Closes After Paying Fines for Illinois Grain Bin Deaths

December 7, 2011 Published in Firm News

In July of 2010, two grain bin workers tragically lost their lives. The preventable Illinois grain handling accident occurred at Haasbach LLC, located in Mount Carroll. Now, after paying almost $270,000 in fines, the grain operator is closing its doors. The fatal accident occurred when workers went into the grain bin while the machinery was working…

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Illinois Teens Not Buckling Up, Putting Their Lives at Risk

December 1, 2011 Published in Articles

We’ve all been there: When we’re young, we believe that we’re invincible and the rules just don’t apply to us. Unfortunately, this kind of thinking usually got us into a lot of trouble – and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this kind of thinking…

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Illinois Rolls Out “Ice and Snow — Take It Slow” Campaign

November 21, 2011 Published in Car Accidents,Firm News

As winter gears up, driving becomes more treacherous. To ease the transition into the icy season, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Illinois State Police have launched a safe-driving campaign called “Ice and Snow – Take It Slow.” Illinois car accidents can cause severe injuries, in addition to financial difficulties that may arise…

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Illinois Workers’ Comp System Set to Debut Preferred Provider Option

November 8, 2011 Published in Articles

Amendments to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act in 2011 have implications for several aspects of the system that awards benefits for work-related injuries. These changes include new guidelines for determinations of permanent partial disability, limitations on recovery for hand injuries and reductions in the duration of wage loss differential awards. One particularly important change is…

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