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What rights do I have to avoid a workplace injury?

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Friday, May 8, 2015.

First and foremost, as an Illinois employee you are entitled to a workplace that is safe. While safe is a relatively broad term that can be viewed differently in different work situations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration typically defines a safe workplace as one that does not put Continue reading “What rights do I have to avoid a workplace injury?”

Baker injured on the job in pilot light explosion

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

Up to five workers were in a bakery when an explosion ripped through the building. All of the workers made it out alive, but one did suffer serious injuries from the blast. Like workers injured on the job in Illinois, the man who was hurt should have access to workers’ compensation benefits that can support him in his recovery Continue reading “Baker injured on the job in pilot light explosion”

Employee alleges retaliation following workplace injury

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

Employers in Illinois are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance in order to protect employees from the potential financial burden of injuries suffered at work. Despite carrying insurance that will compensate workers for a workplace injury, some employers are still less than thrilled when victims seek the benefits to which they are entitled. Continue reading “Employee alleges retaliation following workplace injury”

Injured employee threatened with retaliation, OSHA says

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Thursday, December 25, 2014.

Even though the recent recession is in the rearview mirror, many workers in Illinois are still one disaster away from financial devastation. Luckily, an injured employee can be compensated through workers’ compensation until he or she is able to return to work. Continue reading “Injured employee threatened with retaliation, OSHA says”

Employee suffers workplace injury; OSHA violations possible

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

Working with any type of machinery can be a potentially risky ordeal. In order to keep the possibility for a serious workplace injury at a minimal, Illinois employers need to keep all work environments maintained, Continue reading “Employee suffers workplace injury; OSHA violations possible”

Workplace injury aggravated man’s PTSD

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Friday, August 1, 2014.

In 2007, an assistant manager for a grocery store made a work-related phone call to an employee’s home, and soon after things took a sour turn. However, the repetitive trauma he suffered was not from his employee or other routine job duties. Instead, it was from the employee’s spouse. Although perhaps unusual in terms of a workplace injury, Continue reading “Workplace injury aggravated man’s PTSD”

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”

Permanent partial disability ruling in a workplace injury lawsuit

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Thursday, October 17, 2013.

When a worker experiences a workplace injury that causes severe pain and eventual disability, they may feel exhaustion and worry with the situation they are in. Workers’ compensation benefits in Illinois for disability is available for those hurt at work, Continue reading “Permanent partial disability ruling in a workplace injury lawsuit”

Workplace injury and death for sewer worker caught in storm

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.

Storm water can be overpowering during a particularly torrential downpour. There are instances over the years of people being carried away in the unrelenting ravages of a storm water overflow. This can also lead to danger to sewer workers in Illinois. Continue reading “Workplace injury and death for sewer worker caught in storm”

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”

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