April 2015

Would nursing home cameras violate federal wiretapping laws?

Some Illinois nursing home residents and their families have started using hidden cameras to help catch nursing home abuse and neglect. However, their usage has raised concerns about potential violations of federal wiretapping laws. Despite these concerns, state lawmakers are considering legislation … [...]

Can I get an infection from a dog bite?

Puncture wounds from a dog bite may be painful enough, but the risk of infection after the fact makes an attack all the more distressing. Medscape.com reports that of the approximately 4.5 million people who suffer dog bites in the United States every year, 3 percent to 18 percent of them will … [...]

3 injury risks found on a construction site

Working on a construction site may be one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. Construction workers are exposed to a myriad of potential hazards on a daily basis, a fact known by an Illinois construction accident lawyer. According to the Department of Labor, there is an average of 6.5 million … [...]

Is there combustible dust in your workplace?

While obvious workplace dangers exist in many industries across the country, there are hidden hazards that many employees and companies may not think about. One of these invisible threats is combustible dust, a fact known by a Lake County workers’ compensation lawyer. This occupational dust lurks in … [...]

Does the presence of passengers heighten a teen’s risk of getting into an accident?

Car accidents injure and kill a significant number of teen drivers every year in Illinois and across the country. In 2012, 3,224 teens between the ages of 16 and 20 were killed in car accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Many of these teens were in the drivers … [...]