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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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How Worker Misclassification May Impact Your Work Injury Claim
POSTED ON August 21, 2019

Employees who are misclassified as “independent contractors” are not covered under workers compensation insurance, so their injury claims and benefits […]

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Workers’ Compensation: Illinois Employers Bracing for Change
POSTED ON August 13, 2019

Recent changes to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act enable employees who suffer latent injuries that manifest after 25 years to […]

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More Employers Are Allowing Dogs at Work. Who’s Liable for Injuries?
POSTED ON August 06, 2019

People who are injured by dogs in the workplace may have two options to recover damages. While the animal’s owner […]

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Rooftop Guardrail Systems Could Save Your Life
POSTED ON July 19, 2019

Rooftop guardrails and railing systems are required for the safety of workers to prevent falls. Workers who fall from high […]

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