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June 2017 Archives

Work injury: Warning of cancer-threats of hydraulic fracking

Groups of opponents to the proposed fracking in Illinois made their concerns known at a recent meeting at the offices of Carbondale Township. Their primary concern is the associated risk of exposure to radioactive material that hydraulic fracturing is said to bring about. Not only will it be a source of potentially serious incidents of work injury for those who will be employed at the proposed sites but may also be a health threat to surrounding communities.

Get everything you deserve from workers’ compensation

When you file a claim with your employer's workers' compensation, you might assume that you can trust the terms the insurer offers because the coverage is there to protect you. Unfortunately, protecting you and providing for your recovery in the wake of an on-the-job injury is often not the highest priority for your employer's insurer.

Traumatic work injury suffered when nurse is held hostage

Illinois workers in the construction or manufacturing industries might be surprised to learn that hospital workers face higher risks of suffering workplace injuries than they do. The truth is that hospitals are far more dangerous workplace environments with multiple sources of safety hazards that can cause work injury. Concerned parties say this should be a significant reason for action among leaders in the medical and nursing industries.

Maintenance worker suffers fatal work injury under semi-trailer

Workplace accidents are prevalent in all industries nationwide, including in Illinois. Many workers likely know that anybody can suffer a work injury at any time, and only compliance with safety regulations can protect them. However, sometimes lives are lost without witnesses, and investigators have to piece together evidence to form a picture of the circumstances that caused a fatality.

Workplace accidents: Dust explosion at corn mill kills 4

Residents of a small community in a state neighboring Illinois are struggling to get over the deaths caused by an explosion at a corn mill that is the cornerstone of the town. Corn mills nationwide, including in Illinois, will always pose dust explosion hazards, and only compliance with safety regulations can prevent such tragic workplace accidents. While smoke was still drifting from the site, the death of a fourth worker was announced.

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