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Nursing Homes and COVID-19 Outbreaks

covid-19 and nursing homes

COVID-19 has been found to be equal opportunist with little regard for age, gender, and national origin, as numbers of those infected around the world continue to climb. Even so, international health organizations and governments, alike, continue to focus efforts to protect those most at risk of contracting this dangerous disease, which include those with […]

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Most Common Fatal Work Injury Statistics

construction workers and fatal work injuries

The number of workers who suffer from fatal injuries continues to rise. Each year the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report analyzing the number of work fatalities. The report includes a breakdown of the data, including which occupations suffer the most fatalities. In 2018, there were a total of 5,250 workers killed on […]

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Chicago Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents

On average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every seven minutes in traffic crashes. Fourteen percent of all traffic fatalities and an estimated 3 percent of those injured in traffic crashes were pedestrians.” (Traffic Safety Facts: Pedestrians, April 2014). US Dept of Transportation, National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Chicago is a great walking […]

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Legal Rights for Commuters and Business Travelers

Traffic in downtown Chicago

People often must travel for work. Traveling can place additional stress on workers, and in some cases, traveling is becoming increasingly more dangerous. A recent report published by the Center for Justice & Democracy at New York Law School titled Planes, Trains and Automobiles – and Other Transportation Hazards examined the number of accidents that […]

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Hidden Dangers in Nail Salons

dangers in nail salons

The cost of beauty can be higher than the price for the service. Most of us have smelled the scent of nail polish and nail polish removers when in or near a nail salon. While these fumes may be irritating to the customer, for workers, the chemicals can be seriously dangerous. When workers are in […]

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Construction Zone Crashes: Who is Liable?

Construction zones and accidents, who is responsible?

Earlier this year, two fatal car accidents occurred in the same month in the same construction zone on the Jane Addams (Illinois I-90) Tollway. Ironically, one of the tragic collisions happened during National Work Zone Awareness Week.In the first accident, one person was killed and six people were injured when their limousine driver hit a […]

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Nursing Home Injuries Related to Abuse  

Nursing Home Injury Lawyer

There are approximately 15,700 nursing homes in the United States with spaces for 1.7 million residents. Illinois has room for 94,194 patients in its 764 certified nursing homes. Deciding that you need one of these facilities for you or a loved one is difficult. The task becomes more daunting when you discover the number of […]

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