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Man loses life when car runs a stop sign

When a car is in an accident with a truck, generally, the truck wins. In such situations, even the most basic driving error can create dire consequences for those involved. Continue reading “Man loses life when car runs a stop sign”

Repetitive hand motion on the job can lead to injury

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Monday, April 29, 2013.

If you work with your hands every day, you may experience pain and discomfort. This is very common to people who use the computer at work on a regular basis. Repetitive typing can strain the hands.

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Study finds one-third of construction fatalities involve falls

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Construction Workers’ Accidents on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

All types of construction work involve a certain degree of risk, but certain areas prove to be more hazardous than others. According to a study conducted by the Center for Construction Research and Training Data Center, roofers are particularly at risk while on the job.

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Study reveals frequency of drowsy driving in the US

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

For many drivers, when the symptoms of exhaustion begin to set in, they make every effort to fight the urge to sleep to complete their trip.

Unfortunately, this habit can lead to dangerous motor vehicle accidents. Continue reading “Study reveals frequency of drowsy driving in the US”

Texting while driving can be halted by ignition interlock systems

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Friday, April 19, 2013.

Many individuals in Illinois are aware that if a driver in Champaign or elsewhere across the state is convicted of drunk driving, a possible penalty is the court-ordered installation of an ignition interlock device. Continue reading “Texting while driving can be halted by ignition interlock systems”

‘Through the course of employment’ not always so clear

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Friday, April 19, 2013.

Workers’ compensation provides that an individual that incurs injury or illness through the course of their job can see financial coverage for their medical expenses and the time needed for recovery away from work. However, “through the course of employment” is not always easily defined.

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Truck causes multiple pileups involving 5 other vehicles

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Truck Accidents on Friday, April 12, 2013.

In a very bizarre out-of-state trucking accident, a truck driver appears to have allowed a transient 19-year-old to ride with the truck driver across a significant expanse of the country. When the pair was stopped and the driver exited the truck to tend to some paper work, things took a very peculiar turn.

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Illinois temporary workers more susceptible to workplace injuries

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Industrial Workers’ Accidents on Thursday, April 11, 2013.

A few months ago, we blogged about an absolutely horrific and fatal workplace accident in Illinois that claimed the life of a temporary worker after the worker was scalded on over 80 percent of his body with a wave of boiling acid and water. Continue reading “Illinois temporary workers more susceptible to workplace injuries”

Devastating Illinois school bus crash kills 1 other driver

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Friday, April 5, 2013.

An absolutely devastating pile-up took place this morning in a northern suburb of Chicago. Based on witness reports, it appears as though at the tail end of the morning commute, a school bus full of young children ran a red light, and then collided with two other passenger vehicles. Continue reading “Devastating Illinois school bus crash kills 1 other driver”

Occupation illnesses run the U.S. economy $250 billion annually

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Friday, April 5, 2013.

There is a wide spectrum of injuries, illnesses and conditions that can afflict a worker because of their employment. While injuries from catastrophic accidents are the typical negative workplace happenings to grab headlines in Illinois, there are also workers that suffer because of the repetitive nature of their job, leading to over exertion and then injury. Continue reading “Occupation illnesses run the U.S. economy $250 billion annually”

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