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Construction worker suffers back injury after fall

Construction workers face a potentially untold number of hazards when on the job, and yet Illinois employers continue to put these individuals in harm's way. While unsettling, it might come as no surprise that an area man was seriously injured after a fall at a construction site. He suffered multiple injuries -- including a back injury -- that required hospitalization.

Your personal doctor can help treat your workplace injury

Illinois employers often act like they want to make sure their injured workers are taken care of, but many victims are shocked when they are forced to return to work early. It is unfortunately all too common for victims of workplace injuries to be told that their injuries are not serious or do not require further treatment, even when the opposite is true. While this is a stressful situation to deal with, it is usually possible to see a doctor of your own preference for a workplace injury.

Fatal falls from roofs an all-too-common worksite tragedy

Construction company owners must take responsibility for the health and safety of their employees. Part of that responsibility is to provide the necessary personal protective equipment to prevent falls, which are some of the most frequently cited causes of fatalities on construction sites. Disregard of this rule may be found to have been the cause of the death of an Illinois roofer in a recent workplace accident.

Asbestos exposure in disaster cleanup can cause workplace injury

The floods caused by Hurricane Harvey prompted reminders by safety authorities about the hazards clean-up crews may face. Damaged older buildings pose asbestos hazards, and Illinois workers who are sent to help clean up disaster areas must keep the associated workplace injury threat in mind and make sure they are equipped with the appropriate protective gear. The destruction of natural disasters can cause harmful and toxic substances to be released into the air, water and soil when older buildings are damaged.

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