When stores, restaurants and other retail operations clean and maintain their property, they must take caution to eliminate dangers and potential risks to customers. When they do not, harmful slip-and-fall accidents can result in serious injuries and medical expenses for an employee or victim. A man has recently filed a lawsuit with the assistance of a personal injury attorney against an Illinois store following injuries he suffered after a slip-and-fall accident.
Renovations of older homes and buildings occur on a daily basis in Illinois. With the increased work and labor demand, construction workers' accidents are likely to increase. Recently, some workers in another state became trapped in a house under construction, but they survived.
Fortunately, industrial accidents in Illinois are not as common as they initially were in the height of the industrial revolution. Workers' rights, work place conditions and safety measures have improved and reduced the frequency of on-the-job accidents. Unfortunately, serious accidents do occur, and when they do workers are entitled to file workers' compensation insurance claims to assist with the medical expenses and loss of income. One worker in another state is likely filing for workers' comp benefits after losing her arm in work accident.
The most common workplace injury, according to some studies, is not one that pops into mind -- overexertion.
Any accident involving serious injuries or multiple motor vehicles can be complicated and difficult for victims to process how, where and against whom they should file their claims. After reviewing the details of an accident, some personal injury attorneys may advise victims of some crashes to file personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits to pursue recovery of monetary damages for medical expenses and other monetary damages. Recently, in Illinois, one such complex accident occurred when three tractor-trailer trucks collided, resulting in serious injuries for all three drivers.
Although it is a well-known fact that certain industries such as construction and manufacturing pose high risks of workplace injuries in Illinois, the dangers of suffering harm are present in all industries and professions. Millions of workers' compensation claims for injuries in other occupations are filed nationwide every year. Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, some injuries occur more frequently than others.
Construction sites in Illinois and around the world have always involved numerous workers and large pieces of equipment to complete the jobs. With the combination of workers and large equipment, construction workers' accidents are bound to happen. Fortunately, when accidents do occur, workers are eligible for compensation through employer-provided insurance. One family in a nearby state may be applying for insurance benefits after tragically losing their loved one in a work accident.