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Workers’ comp claim contested after snake causes workplace injury

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Thursday, July 28, 2016.

Company owners in Illinois are responsible for the safety of their employees while they are at work, and safe workplace environments are included in workers’ rights. However, in some cases, workers have to fight to get compensation after suffering a workplace injury. Continue reading “Workers’ comp claim contested after snake causes workplace injury”

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”

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”

Injured employee loses leg in devastating accident

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Friday, March 18, 2016.

Most people in Illinois think of factories, warehouses and other buildings in terms of on-the-job injuries, but what about workers whose jobs keep them on the road? An out-of-state paramedic was severely injured in a recent car wreck while carrying out the course of her work duties. Continue reading “Injured employee loses leg in devastating accident”

Auto shop workplace injury sends 1 to hospital

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.

No matter the environment of a workplace or the inherent safety protocols in place, there are no inherently risk-free places of employment. Because of this, there are also no employees in Illinois who are free from the possibility of injury while on the job. Continue reading “Auto shop workplace injury sends 1 to hospital”

Worker injured on the job by maintenance cart

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

Workplace accidents are not always a clear-cut case of safety negligence. In some circumstances, unfortunate accidents simply happen, putting Illinois workers in despondent and desperate situations as they struggle to recover after being injured on the job. Continue reading “Worker injured on the job by maintenance cart”

Hotel worker injured on the job by serious car wreck

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

Some workplace accidents are the result of employer negligence and liability, while others are simply instances of unfortunate and unavoidable tragedies. Even the safest workplaces in Illinois are not exempt from outside influences and forces. Continue reading “Hotel worker injured on the job by serious car wreck”

Bill aims to reduce nurses’ rates of being injured on the job

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

Virtually all workers in Illinois face at least some risk of injury while on the job, but certain professions have a much higher rate of work-related accidents than others. Construction workers and employees in the industrial industry certainly spring to mind at the mention of a workplace injury, but they are not the only ones who face exceptional risk when going to work. Continue reading “Bill aims to reduce nurses’ rates of being injured on the job”

Salon employee injured on the job by out-of-control vehicle

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Wednesday, December 23, 2015.

Some workplace accidents are easily avoidable, while others are unforeseen and largely impossible to prevent. In either situation, Illinois workers who are injured while completing their work duties are eligible to apply for and receive workers’ compensation benefits. Continue reading “Salon employee injured on the job by out-of-control vehicle”

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