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OSHA Enacts Silica Exposure Final Rule

New OSHA Regulation Aims At Saving Lives In late September of this year, OSHA began enforcing a new rule on respirable crystalline silica, a common material produced by industrial activities involving stone, glass, brick, and other materials. This is actually the first part of a two-step rule being rolled out, and only impacts construction industries;...

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Hospitals are Most Dangerous Worksite for Illinois Employees

A new study by Zippia finds that hospitals are the most dangerous work sites for Illinois employees. Illinois was also ranked nineteenth overall in most dangerous states to work in. Employees have rights to protection under Illinois law. Chapter 820 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes makes specific provisions for safety in the workplace. Employers which do...

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Peru Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Explore Coming-and-Going Rule

Work-related injuries in Illinois are compensable to employees under two conditions: The injury occurred in the scope of employment; The injury arose out of the course of employment. Injuries that happen on one's work commute, however, are generally not deemed compensable, because courts have generally ruled that they do not satisfy the second prong. Specifically, one's...

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Study: Earning Pressure Raises Risk of Illinois Worker Injuries

Illinois workers' compensation lawyers know that on-the-job safety can be largely dependent on company culture. A firm that prioritizes worker safety is going to have fewer workplace injuries, and that holds true even for some of the most dangerous industries. That's because most worker injuries are preventable, if employers take the time to properly train,...

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States Consider Workers' Compensation Reforms for First Responder PTSD

A number of legislative efforts over the last year have focused on making it simply for first responders grappling with PTSD to obtain workers' compensation benefits. Post-traumatic stress disorder is probably best recognized as a condition afflicting combat soldiers. In those instances, the development of the condition typically arises from a singular incident or a...

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V40 Head Hip Implant Recalled

Serious falls a possibility from corroded implant Hip implants are an unfortunate necessity for many Americans. They provide the mobility that may have been lost due to age, illness, or injury and restore quality of life that had previously been compromised. However, they don't always live up to standards; implants and their accompanying mechanisms can...

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What Happens When a Independent Contractor Gets Hurt On-the-Job?

If you get hurt on-the-job and you are an independent contractor, you need to determine if you are covered by workers' compensation insurance. A company that hires an independent contractor generally does not have to provide workers' compensation coverage, but there are many situations in which a person who was hired as an independent contractor...

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Step-by-Step Guide to Preventing Illinois Accidents This Holiday Season

With the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reporting 250 daily injuries during the holiday season, accident prevention is paramount for families. This step-by-step guide can help you to maximize the chances you and your family will be able to get through the holidays safely. To prevent accidents during the holiday season, follow these steps: Identify the biggest...

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Mandatory Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) Aim to Reduce Truck Accidents

In an effort to make America's roads safer and provide accurate information after an accident, commercial truck drivers will soon be required to install electronic logging devices which keep track of their speed, hours of service and other critical information. "This is a win for all motorists on our nation's roadways," Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

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