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Hit-and-run injures pedestrian child in Illinois

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Pedestrian Accidents on Friday, June 28, 2013.

Illinois pedestrians know they must always take more precautions when walking across or near a roadway. Drivers of vehicles may not see a person on foot and an accident can occur, or a reckless driver could create a tragic situation by being negligent to their surroundings, using excessive speed or even committing a hit-and-run. Continue reading “Hit-and-run injures pedestrian child in Illinois”

Workers’ compensation to an injured employee excludes some torts

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Friday, June 28, 2013.

Each year there are about three million workplace injuries and illnesses that occur in the American workplace. The system everywhere provides that workplace injuries and illnesses are covered by a workers’ compensation system of insurance coverage. In Illinois and all other states there’s a so-called tradeoff that’s been put in place: the injured employee receives payments for wage loss, Continue reading “Workers’ compensation to an injured employee excludes some torts”

Motorcycle accident takes lives of Illinois father and son

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Thursday, June 20, 2013.

As many Illinois residents know, riding motorcycles can be a way of life for many enthusiasts. Some enjoy joining clubs and taking cross-country trips that allow for pleasant events with other motorcycle devotees. Others simply enjoy taking a ride with a family member or sharing their passion with their children. Continue reading “Motorcycle accident takes lives of Illinois father and son”

Bridge worker sustains workplace injury on bridge painting job

Work on a large municipal bridge is another activity that requires intensive enforcement of safety measures. Bridge work in Illinois encounters some of the same problems seen in all states. A major bridge in another metropolitan area has been the recent scene of workplace injury and the strange collapse of supportive structures during a re-painting project. Continue reading “Bridge worker sustains workplace injury on bridge painting job”

Court restricts recoveries to workers’ compensation

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Friday, June 14, 2013.

Can an injured worker sue the employer on a tort action to recover additional damages where the employer’s intentional actions allegedly caused the victim’s injuries? According to one court outside of Illinois, the answer is no, because any workplace accident is limited and restricted to workers’ compensation. Continue reading “Court restricts recoveries to workers’ compensation”

2 Illinois women badly injured in car accident with fire engine

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

Fire departments are a crucial part of society. They assist the community when trouble calls, and they extend their services to help with many more catastrophes than just fires. When on the call, firefighters try to get to the location where they are needed as quickly as possible. Continue reading “2 Illinois women badly injured in car accident with fire engine”

Injured employee survives Illinois chemical plant fire

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Friday, June 7, 2013.

Evacuations continue in a community nearby the site of a serious explosion and fire at a Seward, Illinois chemical processing plant. The incident took place on a recent Sunday afternoon, leaving many nearby residents uneasy about their safety. Authorities moved quickly to begin evacuating those who live within a two-mile radius of the site. Continue reading “Injured employee survives Illinois chemical plant fire”

2 women drown in terrible Illinois car accident

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Friday, June 7, 2013.

A recent late night car crash has left two families grieving while Illinois authorities struggle to conclude what caused the incident. The car accident took place in a rural section of Pike County at approximately 12:29 a.m. Continue reading “2 women drown in terrible Illinois car accident”

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