The American Institute of Legal Counsel (AIOLC) has awarded The Law Office of David Hunt a spot on this year’s list of 10 Best Law Firms for Client Satisfaction in Illinois.
Workers in Illinois face injuries related to their job duties every year. Some injuries require minor medical attention, but others can result in lifelong disabilities and expensive care. No matter the severity, injured employees are usually covered by their employer-provided workers' compensation insurance benefits. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to file a claim with an insurance company, and some employees find the assistance of an attorney helpful. Over the last 15 years, one man in another state has experienced how insurance companies can complicate workers' compensation claims and benefits when his company made attempts to end his compensation.
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration was formally established by Congress in the 1970s to help promote safe work environments for workers in Illinois and across the country. OHSA may be requested to investigate the safety of work environments by employees or employers, and the federal agency performs mandatory investigations when serious construction workers' accidents occur. Sadly, OHSA is investigating the death of a construction worker in another state.
Motorcycle and bicycle riders are likely aware of the dangers that exist on Illinois roadways. Over the years, wearing a helmet is one safety feature that many riders use to protect themselves from injury in the event of an accident. One man has claimed in a personal injury lawsuit that adequate warning was missing on his helmet, which he claims contributed to his injury.
Some work incidents warrant an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA does not have the ability to investigate every work incident that occurs in Illinois and across the United States, but they do prioritize incidents that result in serious injury, inpatient hospitalizations, death, hazards that could result in serious harm or death, and employee complaints of danger on a job site. OSHA recently completed an investigation into an incident that occurred at a theme park in a nearby state, and the company has been fined $142,270. The employee will likely need to file a workers' compensation claim to cover medical expenses related to the accident.