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Illinois worker dies after fall from roof in workplace accident

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Construction Workers’ Accidents on Thursday, May 30, 2013.

A 55-year-old Illinois construction worker went to work a few weeks ago likely thinking that it was just any other Friday. As evening was setting in, the construction worker was making some modifications to the roof of a building in Albany Park in Chicago, when the worst happened. Continue reading “Illinois worker dies after fall from roof in workplace accident”

Safety advocates preparing to combat distracted driving

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, May 30, 2013.

It is illegal to drive drunk in Illinois. Not only would a conviction on drunk driving charges yield serious criminal consequences, but driving drunk also puts innocent lives at risk. Continue reading “Safety advocates preparing to combat distracted driving”

Food for thought: 1 farm worker dies on the job every day

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was created in 1970 largely thanks to the efforts of union workers looking to curb the high workplace fatality rates across various fields.

However, many have long argued that the federal safety regulator does not go far enough. While workplace deaths Continue reading “Food for thought: 1 farm worker dies on the job every day”

Buckle up for all Memorial Day Weekend travel plans

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

This weekend marks a major kickoff for summer travelers, and authorities across Illinois want to make sure that all of these riders safely make it home. For Champaign residents hitting the open road for any Memorial Day Weekend travel plans Continue reading “Buckle up for all Memorial Day Weekend travel plans”

Hog manure leading to mysterious foam that traps flammable gases

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Thursday, May 16, 2013.

Large hog farms around the Midwest are experiencing a very gross and very dangerous phenomenon that could be putting workers at risk. A few years ago, a layer of mysterious foam began developing on top of the hog manure that collects in below-ground pits. Continue reading “Hog manure leading to mysterious foam that traps flammable gases”

Can a text sender be liable for texting a driver that crashes?

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Monday, May 13, 2013.

Texting while driving is illegal in Illinois. If an Illinois driver causes an accident due to texting while driving, the driver could be held financially liable for compensating an injury victim for his or her medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering. Continue reading “Can a text sender be liable for texting a driver that crashes?”

Illinois Central worker blames his cancer on toxic exposure

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Thursday, May 9, 2013.

A loyal employee recalls his 40 years spent working for Illinois Central Railroad. Through the course of his employment, the man got to know virtually every facet of the industry. In his various roles over the decade, the employee worked as a switchman all the way up to yardmaster. Continue reading “Illinois Central worker blames his cancer on toxic exposure”

Driver, club sued by victim of Illinois drunk driving accident

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

Drunk driving is not just a personal risk. Unfortunately, accidents caused by drunk drivers in Illinois too often yield serious injuries to victims while the intoxicated driver suffers minor injuries. Continue reading “Driver, club sued by victim of Illinois drunk driving accident”

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