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Workplace injury may be high in meat and poultry industry

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

Every day, people in Illinois get up and go to their jobs anticipating the end of the day’s work when they will come home to relax. But if a person is one of the thousands who work in a meat or poultry packing industry, he or she may go home in pain due to a workplace injury or illness. Continue reading “Workplace injury may be high in meat and poultry industry”

Hit-and-run accident kills 19-year-old woman in Illinois

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Pedestrian Accidents on Thursday, May 26, 2016.

When a driver does not stay at the scene of an accident, the situation may become complicated for everyone involved. A hit-and-run accident that leads to a fatality may cause surviving family members of the victim to feel at a loss for how the situation could be handled. Continue reading “Hit-and-run accident kills 19-year-old woman in Illinois”

New rule means workplace injury information to be made public

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

Work-related injuries are serious concern to all workers, but are especially worrisome to those employed in high-risk industries. A new rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration aims to make information regarding injuries in the workplace transparent to the public. Continue reading “New rule means workplace injury information to be made public”

Motorcycle accident leaves 2 seriously injured in Illinois

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Friday, May 20, 2016.

It was recently reported that a crash in Illinois resulted in serious injuries to two individuals after a motorcycle was struck by a vehicle. Reports stated that the motorcycle accident took place at approximately 3:30 p.m. when a car was traveling north and the motorcycle was traveling south. Continue reading “Motorcycle accident leaves 2 seriously injured in Illinois”

Most injured workers hurt in same type of accidents on the job

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

No workplace is without potential risks to workers. From dangerous construction sites and industrial workplaces to seemingly innocuous office buildings, virtually all employees are put in some manner of harm’s way throughout the work day. Continue reading “Most injured workers hurt in same type of accidents on the job”

Illinois truck accident claims life of teenager

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Truck Accidents on Thursday, May 12, 2016.

Being involved in a crash with a semi truck is a terrifying experience to look back on if an individual is lucky enough to survive. Unfortunately, not all individuals who are involved in a truck accident live, and, as a result, the families of victims are often left to determine how to handle resulting hardships. Continue reading “Illinois truck accident claims life of teenager”

2 workers injured on the job, another killed

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Thursday, May 12, 2016.

For some workers, the road is the most dangerous workplace at their job. This can be especially true for construction workers or employees of the Illinois Department of Transportation. Two out-of-state DOT workers were injured on the job when their department vehicle blew a tire. Continue reading “2 workers injured on the job, another killed”

Repetitive trauma may be grounds for a workers’ comp claim

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Thursday, May 5, 2016.

According to Illinois law, most workers must be provided with workers’ compensation insurance to cover medical bills and other expenses in case of a workplace injury. Despite these laws, injured workers may still find it difficult to get the support and help that they need after a work accident. Continue reading “Repetitive trauma may be grounds for a workers’ comp claim”

Illinois car accident leads to fatalities

It is not uncommon for serious car crashes to result in the death of one or more individuals. When such incidents take place, there may be many questions that need to be answered before family members and other parties involved may be able to move forward. Continue reading “Illinois car accident leads to fatalities”

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