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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”

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”

Illinois worker dies after fall from roof in workplace accident

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Construction Workers’ Accidents on Thursday, May 30, 2013.

A 55-year-old Illinois construction worker went to work a few weeks ago likely thinking that it was just any other Friday. As evening was setting in, the construction worker was making some modifications to the roof of a building in Albany Park in Chicago, when the worst happened. Continue reading “Illinois worker dies after fall from roof in workplace accident”

Texting while driving can be halted by ignition interlock systems

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Friday, April 19, 2013.

Many individuals in Illinois are aware that if a driver in Champaign or elsewhere across the state is convicted of drunk driving, a possible penalty is the court-ordered installation of an ignition interlock device. Continue reading “Texting while driving can be halted by ignition interlock systems”

‘Through the course of employment’ not always so clear

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Friday, April 19, 2013.

Workers’ compensation provides that an individual that incurs injury or illness through the course of their job can see financial coverage for their medical expenses and the time needed for recovery away from work. However, “through the course of employment” is not always easily defined.

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Illinois temporary workers more susceptible to workplace injuries

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Industrial Workers’ Accidents on Thursday, April 11, 2013.

A few months ago, we blogged about an absolutely horrific and fatal workplace accident in Illinois that claimed the life of a temporary worker after the worker was scalded on over 80 percent of his body with a wave of boiling acid and water. Continue reading “Illinois temporary workers more susceptible to workplace injuries”

Devastating Illinois school bus crash kills 1 other driver

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Friday, April 5, 2013.

An absolutely devastating pile-up took place this morning in a northern suburb of Chicago. Based on witness reports, it appears as though at the tail end of the morning commute, a school bus full of young children ran a red light, and then collided with two other passenger vehicles. Continue reading “Devastating Illinois school bus crash kills 1 other driver”

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