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Illinois construction worker meets terrible end with bulldozer

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Construction Workers’ Accidents on Thursday, September 27, 2012.

The preliminary findings of an Illinois construction worker’s autopsy tell a grizzly tale of a fatal and terrifying workplace accident. Reportedly, the 53-year-old construction worker showed evidence of several fractures riddled throughout the entirety of his body, in addition to sever trauma to his skull. Continue reading “Illinois construction worker meets terrible end with bulldozer”

Illinois detective enters guilty plea in fatal car crash

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, September 20, 2012.

An Illinois police detective has pleaded guilty in a car crash that led to the death of two young men. The car crash occurred when the off-duty detective collided with a disabled vehicle. He recently entered a guilty plea for aggravated driving under the influence.

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Injured Illinois worker fighting for his due benefits

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Thursday, September 20, 2012.

Federal law mandates that every state must maintain workers’ compensation insurance. This means that if an employee is injured on the job in Illinois, or anywhere else in the country, the injured employee should stand to receive workers’ compensation benefits to cover not only any medical expenses associated with the injury, but also to cover any lost wages resulting from the accident or injury.

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Illinois train workers could be at risk

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Thursday, September 13, 2012.

With higher safety rates the end goal in mind for all, there has been much debate recently over whether or not the most common type of rail tanker, called the DOT-111, should be retrofitted to increase safety. Continue reading “Illinois train workers could be at risk”

Illinois mother seeks harsher driving laws in light of son’s injuries

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Friday, September 7, 2012.

A 14-year-old Illinois boy was left severely disabled in a car crash earlier this year. After the accident, his mother discovered that the maximum penalty a driver can receive for failing to yield to a pedestrian is a $500 fine. Continue reading “Illinois mother seeks harsher driving laws in light of son’s injuries”

Man shot on the job, widow receives workers’ comp death benefits

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Friday, September 7, 2012.

An Illinois widow is receiving workers’ compensation death benefits in the wake of her husband’s 2005 murder. Reportedly, her husband was working at an Illinois restaurant when a dispute occurred between the woman’s husband and two other employees. Continue reading “Man shot on the job, widow receives workers’ comp death benefits”

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