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Man killed by hydraulic press in workplace accident

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

An out-of-state family is without a loved one after a terrifying accident. Workers’ compensation benefits are an invaluable resource to victims who are injured on the job, but surviving family members are typically less sure of the benefits to which they are entitled. Continue reading “Man killed by hydraulic press in workplace accident”

Workers’ comp reform may make it harder for injured employee

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

There was once a time in America when injured workers had no guarantee of compensation for injuries suffered while on the job. Before workers’ compensation benefits were enacted into law, the only hope for an injured employee to receive any type of recourse Continue reading “Workers’ comp reform may make it harder for injured employee”

Illinois governor proposes reforms for workers’ compensation

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Thursday, February 19, 2015.

Injured workers across the state of Illinois rely on their benefits from workers’ compensation to take care of themselves and their family as they recover from an on-the-job accident. These benefits are often invaluable those who suffered harm in a workplace accident. Continue reading “Illinois governor proposes reforms for workers’ compensation”

I’m receiving workers’ compensation, can I sue my employer?

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Saturday, October 25, 2014.

Emotions can run high following a serious workplace accident, and worsening financial stability is an unfortunate repercussion that many injured Illinois employees suffer through. Fortunately, Illinois employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance. Continue reading “I’m receiving workers’ compensation, can I sue my employer?”

Injured employee taken to hospital after dangerous reaction

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Monday, October 13, 2014.

Scientific and biomedical research may be a large driving force in propelling society into the future. However, when facilities fail to follow safety guidelines, employees in Illinois and across the United States who are studying certain chemicals have the potential to be seriously injured. Continue reading “Injured employee taken to hospital after dangerous reaction”

Fighting for workers’ compensation benefits crucial to recovery

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

If you have been injured while on the job, you undoubtedly understand the vast physical, emotional and financial burden that it can place on a person. Workers’ compensation benefits are intended to help Illinois workers who are unable to return to work or who have lost a significant amount of earning power in a workplace accident. Continue reading “Fighting for workers’ compensation benefits crucial to recovery”

Temporary workers injured on the job

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Friday, December 6, 2013.

Temporary workers injured on the job can have a difficult time in reporting a workplace accident and claiming workers’ compensation. When a person fears they may lose their scarce and low-paying position, they may have conflicting feelings on how they should proceed. Continue reading “Temporary workers injured on the job”

Deaths from a workplace injury exceed 4,000 per year nationwide

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Thursday, August 29, 2013.

Census figures show about 4,383 workers died from workplace injuries in 2012, and there were about 4,693 in 2011. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) findings, the country’s most dangerous occupations can be identified. For Illinois and nationwide, the highest incidence of workplace injury resulting in death is in the logging profession, Continue reading “Deaths from a workplace injury exceed 4,000 per year nationwide”

Safety tips for Illinois grain storage workers

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Friday, March 1, 2013.

We have discussed on prior occasion the tragic deaths of two Illinois teens that were killed when they were working in a grain storage bin. Illinois and four other states have the highest density of occurrences of grain storage deaths and injuries. Continue reading “Safety tips for Illinois grain storage workers”

Doctors reattach worker’s severed arm after horrible accident

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Accidents on Friday, January 18, 2013.

In an out-of-state workplace accident that seems most fitting for the plot of a horror movie, a 50-year-old man had his arm severed. Disfigured and bleeding to death, following the workplace accident medical staff wasn’t even sure that this man would survive, much less regain his health with all of his limbs.

Continue reading “Doctors reattach worker’s severed arm after horrible accident”

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