When you think of a season that has hazardous driving conditions, you may think of winter. Out of all the seasons, summer seems like it would be a serene time to drive. However, the sunny season has its fair share of hazards. In fact, July and August have the most deadly crashes.
If you are a construction worker in the Springfield area, it is important for you to understand the dangers you face on the job. Acute injuries are not the only type that happens at construction sites. The risk of developing chronic and life-threatening ailments, such as pleural effusions, mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural plaques from asbestos exposure is higher for workers in the construction industry than other work sectors.
Riding a motorcycle is always fun–except when snow and ice get in your way. When mother nature ruins your enjoyable rides, you may feel like it is too dangerous or uncomfortable to get on your motorcycle. Fortunately, you can still ride your motorcycle safely during the winter.
A workplace injury may happen at any job. You do not need to have a physically demanding occupation to suffer an injury at work. No matter how conscientious and attentive you are about being safe and healthy at work, it is possible for you to sustain an injury.
When winter hits Illinois, it hits hard. Driving in the snow can be treacherous, especially when you cannot see well and the roads are icy. Inclement weather conditions such as rain, sleet and snow are common contributors to auto collisions. But did you know winter car accidents are deadlier than hurricanes, tornadoes and floods?
With the holidays coming up, it is time to start shopping. Whether you do it early, take part in the Black Friday madness or do it last minute, it can be a stressful experience. All the crowds and stores packed full of merchandise can not only stress you out, they can also result in injuries. This is often due to the fact that management and employees are so busy that they sometimes do not inspect the stores as diligently or clean up hazards.
Although Illinois fall weather may not reflect what most people consider to be autumn, the temperatures will soon drop here as well. Either way, autumn comes with its own road hazards you should know about to prevent an auto accident.
If you got hurt at work or developed a condition as a result of your job, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits.
When you get into a car crash, you have much to worry about and deal with afterward. Motor vehicle accidents are scary enough as it is without having the responsible driver flee the scene. Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents happen in Illinois, so you need to be prepared for what to do.
In the course of your Illinois workers' compensation case, you may learn that your employer or its insurer wants you to undergo an Independent Medical Examination. Understanding the basics of this process can help you navigate this part of your case.