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May 2012 Archives

Illinois road construction crew struck by vehicle, 1 fatality

Illinois construction workers have become acquainted with the dangers of their worksites. While working at any construction site can be hazardous, road construction workers are often exposed to the greatest the greatest risk of becoming involved in a construction accident. As the summer approaches and road work ramps up, road crews face the possibility of a serious accident on the job.

What happens when companies don't pay workers' compensation?

Workers' compensation benefits can be a valuable tool for any employee. While nobody wants to be the victim of a work accident, work accidents and injuries do happen, and Illinois law requires that workers receive benefits to pay for their medical bills and any time of work that they may have as a result.

Steel worker loses legs in horrifying industrial accident

Illinois is often associated with the American steel industry. Unfortunately, the steel production process opens up workers to the possibility of sustaining a work-related injury or illness. While many of the injuries coming from steel plants can be relatively minor, the threat of a catastrophic accident is always lingering. This is especially evident in a recent industrial accident at a Benjamin Steel plant in which a man lost both of his legs.

Illinois residents with work injury claims should file quickly

For those dealing with a work injury, workers' compensation rules can many times be overwhelming. Typically, injured workers are focused on their recovery and don't spend a lot of time thinking about filing the appropriate claims with their employer right way. While this is understandable, many Illinois residents are being denied workers' compensation claims as a result of waiting too long to file their injury reports.

Illinois community honors work accident victims

For Workers' Memorial Day, Illinois residents were out in full force to honor workers who have died while on the job. For those who came, nearly everybody was personally aware of the impact of losing a loved in a work accident. On a recent evening, one Illinois community gathered to lay roses at the Workers Memorial Monument in memory of a lost loved one.

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