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Nurses frequently suffering from a workplace injury

It is common knowledge that many careers could lead to injury or death. For example, soldiers, firefighters, and police officers know they are risking their lives every day that they report for duty. Unfortunately, other professions tend to hold a surprising risk of a workplace injury such as the medical field, specifically, nurses, orderlies and nursing aides. Nurses in Illinois and across the nation can likely attest to the dangers they encounter every day.

Illinois family likely entitled to workers' compensation

Indoor plumbing is a relatively modern marvel that most people take for granted. Because of this, people do not consider the effort that goes into providing this convenience. It would come as a shock to some that a city's sewer workers could potentially be placing their lives in jeopardy to help the average resident enjoy this convenience without interruption. Unfortunately, one Illinois family is all too familiar with the risk as they now face the loss of their loved one. However, thanks to state laws, they are likely entitled to workers' compensation benefits to help handle the loss of the family member.

Workplace injury results in fine for company based in Illinois

Some workplaces are predictably unpredictable. For example, police officers do not know what to expect in the constantly changing circumstances of their jobs. The lack of predictably creates sometimes unsafe working conditions that are difficult to control. In other jobs, however, employers can take measures to ensure that their employees are able to complete their job responsibilities without risk to their personal safety. When a workplace injury occurs, such as one that happened recently at a company based in Illinois, an investigation begins to determine how the incident occurred and how a similar one can be prevented in the future.

Workplace injury at Illinois paint company leads to investigation

Most companies do their best to ensure employee safety by preventing workplace injuries. However, certain government organizations, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, have been put in place in ensure that companies are meeting standards to keep workers safe. In the event of an accident or workplace injury, OSHA will investigate the incident to see what can prevent future incidences. For example, an explosion at an Illinois paint company has recently triggered an investigation by OSHA.

Man killed in workplace accident involving crane

Most employers make it their priority to ensure employee safety. They educate themselves about suggested safety practices and ensure their equipment is correctly functioning. Additionally, the provide employee training on the safest procedures as well as how to respond in the event of an emergency. However, there are still accidents -- even at companies in Illinois who take every safety precaution possible. Unfortunately for the family of one man, a recent workplace accident has resulted in his death.

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