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DePaolo & Zadeikis Blog Posts

Did You Commit a Safety Violation? You Could Still Get Workers’ Comp
POSTED ON July 05, 2019

If an employee is injured on the job as a result of violating a workplace safety rule, he/she is still […]

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The Best Workers Compensation Lawyers Pursue Every Angle
POSTED ON June 06, 2019

The best accident attorneys look for all sources of liability when pursuing damages for work-related injuries. When an employee is […]

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Poorly Reinforced Walls Aren’t the Only Deadly Hazards in Trenches and Excavations
POSTED ON May 15, 2019

Trenching and excavation projects are among the most hazardous types of construction jobs due to collapses, flooding, toxic fumes, and […]

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Understanding Your Rights in Vocational Rehabilitation in Illinois
POSTED ON April 10, 2019

Illinois workers compensation benefits provide vocational rehabilitation for certain injured workers so they can move to a different type of […]

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Power Tool Injuries at Work: Who Do You Sue?
POSTED ON March 20, 2019

Each year in the United States, over 400,000 people suffer injuries from power tools and more than 200 victims die. […]

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Workplace Injuries: Another Good Reason to Call in Sick on Monday
POSTED ON February 18, 2019

Studies dating back to 2007 show that workplace injuries occur on Monday more than any other day of the week. […]

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Hazardous Substance Exposure: It Doesn’t Take Much to Change a Life
POSTED ON January 11, 2019

Exposure to toxic chemicals, poisonous gases, and environmental pollutants commonly used in the workplace can lead to a variety of […]

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Illinois Workers’ Compensation: What’s a Body Part Worth These Days?
POSTED ON January 07, 2019

When a worker suffers a work-related amputation, permanent partial disability benefits are provided for a specified time based on the […]

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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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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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