You work around children at a daycare clinic. Many of the children are newborns or toddlers and have not received vaccinations to prevent contagious illnesses. Perhaps you work as a nurse or doctor, and you become exposed to serious illnesses on a daily basis. In either situation, due to your unsafe work environment, you may have the ability to receive workers’ compensation benefits for your expenses.
Some Illinois families of workers in the construction industry may be unaware of the risks their loved ones face on daily basis at work. Unfortunately, there are multiple risks that can cause construction workers' accidents that can result in serious injuries or death for an employee. Sadly, one family is grieving after their loved one suffered an apparent electrocution.
Typically, the human is no match for a moving and much larger vehicle. Most people who are struck by a vehicle suffer serious injuries and/or death. The state of Illinois has passed laws encouraging vehicles to slow down in construction zones and to move over when employees are completing a job along the side of a road. Construction workers, tollway maintenance workers, state police and first responders are in danger every time they exit a vehicle and have to complete a job near moving vehicles. Sadly, a worker has become a victim of one of the state's recent construction workers' accidents.
An Illinois family remains in shock this week following the loss of a young family member. The 28-year-old man suffered serious personal injury following a motorcycle accident. Sadly, after extensive medical attempts to save his life, he did not survive.
As Illinois cities continue to grow, motor vehicle traffic can increase in particular areas, resulting in some areas in need of improvements. Sadly, one woman suffered a serious personal injury at a busy intersection following a crash. People in the area claim that they have been requesting improvements at the intersection where the woman died due to a history of accidents and fatal crashes; some minor improvements were made this past summer.