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Car accident in Illinois causes serious, fatal injuries

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Wednesday, December 31, 2014.

Though Christmas day was filled with much joy for many people, it unfortunately did not prevent accidents from happening on the roadway. Christmas and other holidays are notorious times for heavy traffic as relatives travel to the homes of other family members. Continue reading “Car accident in Illinois causes serious, fatal injuries”

Injured employee threatened with retaliation, OSHA says

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Thursday, December 25, 2014.

Even though the recent recession is in the rearview mirror, many workers in Illinois are still one disaster away from financial devastation. Luckily, an injured employee can be compensated through workers’ compensation until he or she is able to return to work. Continue reading “Injured employee threatened with retaliation, OSHA says”

Illinois teen killed in car accident, multiple others injured

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Tuesday, December 23, 2014.

Though some drivers may find posted traffic directions cumbersome, those directions and limits are set for safety reasons. If a roadway is considered to have a high risk of potential accidents, the speed limit in that area will likely be lower than in other areas. Continue reading “Illinois teen killed in car accident, multiple others injured”

Pedestrian accidents: Illinois woman killed after being hit

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Pedestrian Accidents on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

Police investigations can sometimes take a considerable amount of time before they can be completed. In many situations, officers must gather as much evidence and information as they can about an accident before they can draw conclusions. Pedestrian accidents may need to be reconstructed in order for authorities to gain a clearer idea on what happened and whether charges may need to be filed.

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Employee suffers workplace injury; OSHA violations possible

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

Working with any type of machinery can be a potentially risky ordeal. In order to keep the possibility for a serious workplace injury at a minimal, Illinois employers need to keep all work environments maintained, Continue reading “Employee suffers workplace injury; OSHA violations possible”

Worker injury in confined space claims worker’s life

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Industrial Workers’ Accidents on Thursday, December 11, 2014.

Illinois workers who face the dangers of working in confined spaces are commonly aware of the hazards to which they are exposed. Company owners have to abide by the strict safety regulations as prescribed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Continue reading “Worker injury in confined space claims worker’s life”

Young Illinois boy injured in train accident

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Train Accidents on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

In many areas where the distance from a home to a school bus stop is considered short, some parents may allow their children to walk alone. Children are often able to make it to their bus stop in time and complete the journey to school. Unfortunately, there are situations where serious accidents can take place, and a child could become the victim of a train accident.

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Weather conditions contributed to fatal car accident on I-74

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

Driving on Illinois roads during winter typically requires extra caution, as wet and icy roads could lead to devastating accidents. While no car accident is likely to be intentional, every driver is expected to adapt his or her driving style to the prevailing conditions. Continue reading “Weather conditions contributed to fatal car accident on I-74”

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