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Preventing Mine Collapses

Mines are extremely dangerous places to work in. They are filled with unexpected dangers and an unstable structure which can easily disintegrate if proper precautions are not taken. The first step towards creating a safer mining experience is to train workers in the special conditions that exist within the mine and the safety precautions, which need to be taken. Such training programs need to be made mandatory for any worker who has to venture inside a mine. It would also be useful to put a plan in place for the workers who have to go inside a mine. The plan should stipulate a certain number of hours that need to be spent in training before being allowed inside mines.

Workplace accident ends with teenager's death

People in Illinois and across the country who work hard to support themselves and their family members. As they do so, they likely attempt to preserve their safety as they complete their job-related tasks. Despite their best efforts, however, a workplace accident can still take place, and the results can be devastating. For example, one out-of-state teenager was recently killed while working on a roof.

Symptoms from meniscus tears in workplace injury could be delayed

When many people in Illinois think of a workplace injury, they may think of a traumatic event resulting in an injury such as a severed limb or broken bone. In these incidents, the injury is typically immediately obvious and there is likely little argument regarding the origin. However, some injuries, such as meniscus tears, are much more subtle and may not be immediately obvious.

Higher numbers of Illinois deaths due to a workplace accident

There are millions of people in Illinois who report to work each day in order to support their family. Unfortunately, some of these workers do not return home as a result of a workplace accident. While employers put safety measures in place in order to protect their employees, accidents can still happen.

Illinois attorneys help with compensation for workplace injury

Accidents happen each and every day. Fortunately, those people who suffer a workplace injury will likely qualify for workers' compensation benefits. These benefits provide assistance with medical bills and lost wages after a work-related accident. The amount of compensation you receive in Illinois will likely be partially determined by a doctor's determination of the type of disability you have suffered.

Could medical marijuana become a workers' compensation issue?

Regardless of the many state and federal precautions put in place, people continue to be injured in workplace accidents. It may be impossible to completely eliminate such accidents, regardless of the nature of the work. As a result, states such as Illinois require employers to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage for their workers in the event of an accident. However, with more and more states legalizing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, many people in Illinois wonder what will happen if workers are prescribed medical marijuana for the treatment of a workplace injury.

Elephant kills caretaker in workplace accident

Some people are passionate about the care of animals. While some in Illinois choose to focus their passion for animals by working at a veterinary office, others take a somewhat more dangerous route. For example, one caretaker was believed to be killed in a recent workplace accident that took place out-of-state and involved an elephant. Some say such accidents could be prevented if additional safety measures are in place.

We can help with Illinois workers' compensation claims

There are many people in Illinois who are incredibly hard-working and simply want to support their family. Unfortunately, a workplace injury can hinder a person's ability to do so. However, employers are required to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage for their employees in the event of a workplace accident. While you may vaguely remember someone from human resources discussing such benefits on your first day, along with all the other information covered, many people may be unaware of the exact procedures and laws governing the benefits. Fortunately, we can help.

Workplace injury sends man to burn center, another to hospital

Across the country, people report to their jobs each and every day. While most workers are probably aware of the potential for injury, most people likely think that they will not be involved in a workplace accident. All states, including Illinois, require employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage in the event of a workplace injury. Two out-of-state men are likely entitled to such benefits after they suffered injuries in a recent accident.

Carbon monoxide suspected culprit in workplace accident fatality

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a risk that has received more attention in recent years. Thankfully, many people in Illinois have purchased carbon monoxide detectors to ensure that their family is kept safe from the deadly gas. Unfortunately, a recent out-of-state workplace accident has demonstrated the potential dangers of the gas after a man is suspected of having died as a result of coming into contact with it.

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