An Illinois man who suffered a serious workplace injury did not sue the electrical contractor he holds responsible for the accident within the statute of limitations. That was the finding this month of a state appeals court.
Regardless of the industry in which you earn a living in Illinois, you will be at risk of suffering musculoskeletal disorders if you do not take care of your body. From office and call center workers to those involved in construction, manufacturing, transportation and logging, all risk overexertion. MSDs affect muscles, tendons, nerves, ligaments, blood vessels, joints, spinal discs and cartilage.
Some 15 percent of American workers don't have "traditional" work hours. Doctors, nurses, police officers, truck drivers, mini-mart employees and many more people do what is known as "shift work."
One common cause of workplace injuries is faulty equipment. Workers in many types of industries depend on the equipment they use to be in good working order. When it's not, the results can be catastrophic.