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DePaolo & Zadeikis Blog Posts

How Will the Rock Salt Shortage Impact Chicago?
POSTED ON December 20, 2018

Due to slowed production and higher prices, a current rock salt shortage may cause hazardous conditions on roads and sidewalks […]

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When Unsafe Hot Work Practices Cause Catastrophe at Work
POSTED ON December 12, 2018

Workers who perform hot work duties in the workplace have a high risk of injuries and fatalities due to fires […]

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What Workers Are At Risk for Electrical Injuries? [infographic]
POSTED ON December 07, 2018

Workers in construction, transportation, production, and certain maintenance and repair jobs are at high risk for non-fatal and fatal electrical […]

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Employers Aren’t Keeping Up with New Respirable Crystalline Silica Standards
POSTED ON November 19, 2018

Although RCS is a known health hazard, some employers have held off on implementing the new standards. OSHA requires employers […]

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Dangerous Road Debris Is Taking Lives
POSTED ON November 12, 2018

Unsecured cargo and other types of debris often end up on roadways causing accidents, injuries, and deaths. Between 2011 and […]

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Will Safer Road Design Prevent Pedestrian Fatalities? [infographic]
POSTED ON November 07, 2018

Designing safer roads in busy urban areas can prevent pedestrians from getting struck and killed by motor vehicles. In 2016, […]

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When Camo Isn’t Cool at Work
POSTED ON October 19, 2018

Certain occupations pose safety hazards to workers and require high-visibility clothing and equipment to prevent workplace accidents and injuries. Outdoor […]

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Musculoskeletal Disorders (Managing the Risk)
POSTED ON October 12, 2018

Musculoskeletal disorders are one of the main causes of employee absence in the workplace. Managing the risk of work-related musculoskeletal […]

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Untangling the Liability Web in Multi-Employer Worksites
POSTED ON October 05, 2018

Multiple employers are often in charge of workers at a single job site and when on-the-job accidents and injuries occur, […]

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Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents
POSTED ON September 17, 2018

Behavioral factors, wet or slippery surfaces, and housekeeping issues were cited as the three main causes of slip and fall […]

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As efforts concerning the containment of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continue to evolve here in the U.S. and around the world, we want to assure you that Depaolo & Zadeikis remain committed to three important priorities:

As such, we continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 situation and decided to follow the guidelines and recommendations of the CDC and other state and local officials. In accordance with these recommendations and until further notice, DePaolo & Zadeikis Attorneys at Law will be making modifications to the delivery of our services until further notice. To be sure, our services will continue to be available to you – just differently as the pandemic response evolves.

Our offices remain open for business; however, we encourage all existing clients to help us limit exposure and the potential spread of COVID-19 by avoiding in-office meetings. We remain open for business virtually during normally scheduled work hours 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday). All email, fax, telephone, and other electronic communication will continue without interruption. If you have a scanner please scan documents and send them to us in.PDF format. If you do not have a scanner, there are smartphone apps available such as CamScanner, Adobe Scan and Genius Scan (and many others), that will turn your smartphone into a document scanner at zero or little cost.

Our local courts continue to update and modify their policies in response to the current COVID-19 situation as well, and we are monitoring those to navigate the impact on your claims. At this point, the Courts and the Illinois Workers Compensation System are operating on a partial basis. We are continuing to advance our cases on an electronic basis as well as telephonically. As the situation evolves, we will advise our clients.

We also know that many of you have been personally impacted in a number of ways, and we apologize for any inconvenience these modifications may cause you but of course we are all experiencing this disruption together and will get through it together. We will resume normal operations as soon as the local, state and national governments give instructions that it is reasonable to do so. We appreciate your flexibility as we do our part to help bring this unprecedented situation under control.

Again, we are fully operational and are actively working on your claims. If there is anything you need, please feel free to contact our office (telephonically or electronically) during office hours so that we can direct your call and follow up accordingly.