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February 2014 Archives

Why proper lighting for construction sites is a bright idea

A brief examination of readily available statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reveals that fatal construction accidents continue to be a major issue here in the United States. To illustrate, the agency determined that 775 people lost their lives in construction accidents in 2012 alone.

IDOT worker injured by alleged drunk driver

Certain jobs are inherently more dangerous than others. Construction workers, for example, are required to work with heavy materials and large machinery, which puts them at a greater risk of being injured than someone who has a desk job in an office building in Chicago. It is for this reason, however, that workers' compensation laws are so important to employees in Chicago. Those who work dangerous jobs should know that they will be protected if something happens to them.

Professional athletes and the lure of California's work comp laws - II

In our previous post, we discussed how California's favorable workers' compensation laws caused many professional athletes to file work comp claims there and how this state of affairs prompted the professional sports leagues to start pressing state lawmakers to take steps to change the work comp laws as they related to professional athletes.

Professional athletes and the lure of California's work comp laws

California has made headlines in the area of both workers' compensation law and professional sports over the last year thanks to its passage of Assembly Bill 1309, a measure designed to prohibit the majority of athletes from filing work comp claims in that state.

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