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Work-Related Elevator Accidents: Here’s What You Should Know
POSTED ON December 06, 2019

Construction, manufacturing, and retail industries experience a high number of work-related elevator accidents that cause serious injuries and fatalities. Elevator […]

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Unions Give Workers the Ability to Speak Up about Workplace Hazards
POSTED ON November 21, 2019

Unions have a “protective effect” on worker safety and health, giving employees the ability to speak up about workplace hazards […]

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When Illinois Officers Gamble with Their Lives – and Lose
POSTED ON November 13, 2019

Illinois and other states have experienced a rise in fatal injuries to law enforcement officers while they were performing their […]

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Can the Insurance Company Decide Who Does Your Surgery?
POSTED ON November 07, 2019

In Illinois, when a serious workplace injury occurs that requires surgery, an insurance company is not permitted to force a […]

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Top Workplace Safety Violations
POSTED ON October 18, 2019

Workplace safety violations contribute to thousands of yearly on-the-job accidents that result in injuries and fatalities for workers. Workplace Safety […]

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Farmworkers at Risk
POSTED ON October 11, 2019

Each year, America’s farmworkers experience injuries and illnesses caused by faulty farm equipment, toxic pesticides, unsanitary conditions, and extreme weather […]

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Slaughterhouse and Packing Workers Face Horrifying Dangers
POSTED ON October 04, 2019

Slaughterhouse and meatpacking workers are subjected to unsanitary and unsafe work conditions that create a high risk of contamination and […]

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Who’s Following You After Your Work Injury?
POSTED ON September 18, 2019

Workers’ compensation insurers often put injured employees under surveillance to avoid paying benefits after a work-related injury. A variety of […]

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What Are Intentional Torts?
POSTED ON September 11, 2019

Intentional torts are the purposeful actions of one person who intends to cause physical and/or emotional harm to another person. […]

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How Common Are Skydiving Accidents?
POSTED ON September 04, 2019

Skydiving accidents are relatively rare, accounting for one in every 1,536 skydives or 0.07 percent of all jumps each year. […]

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