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Illinois workers face challenges after accidents on the job

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Wednesday, November 27, 2013.

As in every state, Illinois residents are legally entitled to a safe work environment. In a perfect world, all employees would be exempt from accidents on the job. Continue reading “Illinois workers face challenges after accidents on the job”

Pedestrian accidents: Illinois man killed while checking mail

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Pedestrian Accidents on Wednesday, November 27, 2013.

Checking the mail can sometimes be considered a rather mundane activity. However, if checking a mailbox requires crossing a street, the act can be more dangerous that some people may give it credit. If the driver of a vehicle fails to see a person crossing the street going to or from their mailbox, pedestrian accidents can occur. Continue reading “Pedestrian accidents: Illinois man killed while checking mail”

Driver in fatal Illinois truck accident facing serious charges

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Truck Accidents on Wednesday, November 20, 2013.

As truck drivers are often driving long distances for several hours a day, there are a number of regulations put in place to ensure their safety as well as the safety of other drivers. As driving while sleepy or tired can cause a driver to have a delayed reaction or face the possibility of falling asleep at the wheel, there are rules that truckers must follow concerning taking breaks and amount of time that is allowed to be driven. Continue reading “Driver in fatal Illinois truck accident facing serious charges”

Workplace accident at steel mill leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.

Iron workers across Illinois know that some aspects of their job can be dangerous. When incidents occur that cause an injury or fatality, investigators usually try to determine the cause in order to prevent such accidents from happening in the future. Continue reading “Workplace accident at steel mill leaves 1 dead, 2 injured”

Accidents on the job could become public information

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.

In lieu of a denied increase in OSHA violation fines, the regulatory entity is now seeking to change the way accidents on the job are reported and who can have access to the information. Continue reading “Accidents on the job could become public information”

Fatal Illinois accident involves teens, alleged drunk driver

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Monday, November 11, 2013.

A highlight of many teenagers’ lives is having the ability to go out with friends and driving on their own. However, if the driver that a person gets in the car with has been drinking, a situation that should have been enjoyable can turn into a deadly incident. Continue reading “Fatal Illinois accident involves teens, alleged drunk driver”

Illinois plant fined after workplace accident

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Friday, November 8, 2013.

A facility that produces metal sheeting came under fire from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration following an explosion at the plant, according to local sources. The Illinois-based Northstar Metal Products has been fined after the workplace accident hospitalized at least two employees. Continue reading “Illinois plant fined after workplace accident”

Pepper-spray officer gets workers’ compensation benefits

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Thursday, November 7, 2013.

A strange twist of events resulted in a $38,000 in workers’ compensation settlement for a university police officer, according to an Oct. 16 announcement. It happened in another state but the reasoning of the case is likely to be influential in Illinois and elsewhere. Continue reading “Pepper-spray officer gets workers’ compensation benefits”

Illinois man suffers serious injuries after pedestrian accident

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Pedestrian Accidents on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

The events that take place after being involved in a car accident can be critical. Emergency personnel typically need to assist in treating any serious injuries and clearing the scene as quickly as possible. Continue reading “Illinois man suffers serious injuries after pedestrian accident”

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