In an ideal situation, many adults get up in the morning and go to work. While there, they do their job without incident and go home to their families at the end of the day. When a workplace accident occurs, like a recent fire and explosion at an Illinois factory, the situation is far from ideal.
As in every state, Illinois residents are legally entitled to a safe work environment. In a perfect world, all employees would be exempt from accidents on the job. Continue reading “Illinois workers face challenges after accidents on the job”
Not including commuting time, many workers have to drive for their employer as part of their job duties. In Illinois or elsewhere that job duty has proved to be a dangerous one, and it’s more dangerous to older workers than to younger ones. Continue reading “More older workers die in a workplace accident on the highway”
On behalf of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Friday, June 28, 2013.of
Each year there are about three million workplace injuries and illnesses that occur in the American workplace. The system everywhere provides that workplace injuries and illnesses are covered by a workers’ compensation system of insurance coverage. In Illinois and all other states there’s a so-called tradeoff that’s been put in place: the injured employee receives payments for wage loss, Continue reading “Workers’ compensation to an injured employee excludes some torts”
Large hog farms around the Midwest are experiencing a very gross and very dangerous phenomenon that could be putting workers at risk. A few years ago, a layer of mysterious foam began developing on top of the hog manure that collects in below-ground pits. Continue reading “Hog manure leading to mysterious foam that traps flammable gases”
Firefighters report that they had been to the Illinois steel plant that had an explosion last week on previous occasions due to workplace accidents, but this was the worst they had responded to. The Occupational and Safety Health Administration is investigating the industrial accident that injured at least nine employees, but preliminary reports indicate it may have been an explosion of natural gas.