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Baker injured on the job in pilot light explosion

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Up to five workers were in a bakery when an explosion ripped through the building. All of the workers made it out alive, but one did suffer serious injuries from the blast. Like workers injured on the job in Illinois, the man who was hurt should have access to workers’ compensation benefits that can support him in his recovery Continue reading “Baker injured on the job in pilot light explosion”

Illinois motorcycle accident proves fatal

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

When a vehicle is approaching another vehicle from behind, it is important that the driver pays attention to the speeds of the vehicle in front of him or her. If a driver approaches too quickly, that vehicle could collide with the rear of the vehicle in front of it. Continue reading “Illinois motorcycle accident proves fatal”

Family may need death benefits after fatal workplace accident

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Friday, April 24, 2015.

Acme Industries — a manufacturer of equipment for a wide array of industries — says that it will investigate exactly how a serious accident led to the death of one of its workers. The workplace accident occurred at an Illinois facility, prompting an OSHA investigation. Continue reading “Family may need death benefits after fatal workplace accident”

Man killed in Illinois hit-and-run, family seeks answers

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Pedestrian Accidents on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

If a person is involved in an accident, he or she likely knows that the correct action would be to remain on the scene of the accident. Unfortunately, not all drivers follow through with the correct procedure. A hit-and-run accident is a situation that no one wishes to be the victim of, and sadly, many victims may suffer fatal injuries of such an incident. Continue reading “Man killed in Illinois hit-and-run, family seeks answers”

Truck accident proves fatal on Illinois interstate

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Truck Accidents on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

Car trouble can hinder a person’s travels at any time, and it is often unexpected. Though many drivers may see such trouble as an inconvenience, a stalled car can also create a dangerous situation. Passing cars and trucks could potentially get too close to the vehicle, and a collision could occur. Continue reading “Truck accident proves fatal on Illinois interstate”

Employee alleges retaliation following workplace injury

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

Employers in Illinois are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance in order to protect employees from the potential financial burden of injuries suffered at work. Despite carrying insurance that will compensate workers for a workplace injury, some employers are still less than thrilled when victims seek the benefits to which they are entitled. Continue reading “Employee alleges retaliation following workplace injury”

Truck accident seriously injures Illinois teens

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Truck Accidents on Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Parts of the roadway where two streets intersect can be particularly dangerous areas for drivers. Vehicles are approaching from multiple directions, and even with traffic signals, there is no guarantee that all drivers will heed those signals. Continue reading “Truck accident seriously injures Illinois teens”

Man sent to hospital for workplace accident with roller coaster

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Amusement parks may seem like all fun and games for Illinois attendees, but at least one worker was injured during a test run of a new roller coaster at an out-of-state park. This workplace accident apparently involved the worker actually being struck by the roller coaster car. Continue reading “Man sent to hospital for workplace accident with roller coaster”

Medical care delayed for man injured on the job

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Industrial Workers’ Accidents on Thursday, April 2, 2015.

Prompt and adequate medical care is typically crucial for the best recovery possible for workers injured on the job. While the workers’ compensation insurance that Illinois employers must carry is responsible for ensuring that employees injured on the job are approved for necessary care, it sadly does not always work out that way. Continue reading “Medical care delayed for man injured on the job”

Construction accident sends 4 to the hospital

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Thursday, April 2, 2015.

Construction workers in Illinois are likely familiar with the strict guidelines to which employers must adhere in order to keep workers as safe as possible. When those measures are not met, it can only take a second for a worker’s life to be on the line. A recent construction accident in another state seriously injured four workers, Continue reading “Construction accident sends 4 to the hospital”

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