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Illinois worker doused in acid, factory delayed treatment

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Industrial Workers’ Accidents on Saturday, January 26, 2013.

In an absolutely awful fatal Illinois workplace accident that occurred at a factory for household and grooming products, a temporary worker was doused in hot citric-acid and suffered burns across most of his body. Continue reading “Illinois worker doused in acid, factory delayed treatment”

Are crash-test dummies an accurate reflection of ‘average?’

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

Everyday families across the nation are torn apart when a loved one is killed in a car accident. Fatal crashes happen here in Champaign and across the rest of Illinois. Continue reading “Are crash-test dummies an accurate reflection of ‘average?’”

Doctors reattach worker’s severed arm after horrible accident

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Friday, January 18, 2013.

In an out-of-state workplace accident that seems most fitting for the plot of a horror movie, a 50-year-old man had his arm severed. Disfigured and bleeding to death, following the workplace accident medical staff wasn’t even sure that this man would survive, much less regain his health with all of his limbs.

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Champaign looks to follow Urbana’s lead in being bicycle friendly

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Pedestrian Accidents on Friday, January 18, 2013.

The most recent data the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has regarding fatal bicycle accidents in Champaign, Illinois, indicates that in 2011 there were two fatal victims of bicycle accidents. However, more victims were injured. Continue reading “Champaign looks to follow Urbana’s lead in being bicycle friendly”

Illinois drivers dozing off behind the wheel pose serious threat

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Friday, January 11, 2013.

Most residents of driving age in Champaign, Illinois, are dependent on motor vehicles for living their lives. Going to school, going to work, going to practice, picking up the kids, getting groceries – most basically, going from point A to point B often happens with the use of a motor vehicle. Continue reading “Illinois drivers dozing off behind the wheel pose serious threat”

Crane collapse leaves 7 construction workers hurt

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Construction Workers’ Accidents on Friday, January 11, 2013.

In cities throughout the nation, such as Champaign, construction sites are a common. As is the case with these types of workplaces in general, they can be dangerous. This is particularly true when heavy equipment, such as a crane, is being used on the job site. Continue reading “Crane collapse leaves 7 construction workers hurt”

Illinois commercial vehicle driver killed in workplace accident

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Wednesday, January 9, 2013.

It is not always completely clear if an injured worker is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits following an accident in Illinois. For example, if an office worker is driving on a Wednesday night from home to a dinner date and is in a car accident, the individual would not likely be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits because the accident was not through the course of their employment. Continue reading “Illinois commercial vehicle driver killed in workplace accident”

Crash on Interstate 74 claims life of man

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Truck Accidents on Sunday, January 6, 2013.

Car accidents are an unfortunate side effect of the regular use of automobiles throughout the nation. Sadly the Champaign area is not an exception. While the majority of car accidents that occur each day are minor fender benders which result in minor, if any, damage or injury, in certain circumstances the outcome can be devastating. Continue reading “Crash on Interstate 74 claims life of man”

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