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Nursing Home Abuse Facts…

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Operators of the modern nursing home present their facilities as a loving way to provide care for the elderly and disabled. However, the drive to maintain profits in the face of declining reimbursements results in the hiring of many lower-quality personnel. These poorly supervised minimum wage … [read more]

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Increase in Certain Work Injuries During the Summer

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Workers exposed to the high temperatures of summer often sustain work-related injuries and illnesses, causing a spike in workers' compensation reports during this season. Employers are required to provide a safe working environment for their employees and may be held liable if they do not take … [read more]

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OSHA Requests Additional Delay For Crane Safety Rule

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Illinois workers and businesses that require work with cranes may face yet another delay in the implementation of OSHA's rule to require certification for crane operators. The agency recently proposed a delay of the rule until Nov. 10, 2018. The responses have ranged from limited approval to … [read more]

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Recognizing the Signs of Physical Abuse

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Physical abuse of elderly patients can significantly harm their health and decrease their lifespan. Elderly patients do not heal as quickly due to age and diminished immune system responses. Thus, it is crucial for family members and loved ones to recognize the signs of physical abuse and … [read more]

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Pedestrians Are Paying the Price for Deadly Distractions

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Distractions often result in accidents that cause serious and even deadly injuries to pedestrians, and according to the Governors Highway Safety Administration, the problem is growing at an alarming rate. In 2016, crashes involving pedestrians caused approximately 6,000 deaths, which is the highest … [read more]

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Exactly How Dangerous is it to Drive in Illinois?

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According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there were 914 fatal accidents in Illinois during 2015, resulting in 998 deaths. While car accidents happen every day in every state, Illinois was in the top 10 states for most fatal accidents during 2015. Illinois has taken steps to try to … [read more]

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Using the Family Medical Leave Act To Care For A Spouse Injured At Their Job

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Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), companies are legally obligated to allow employees time to care for medical needs of their spouse and other family members. This includes employees who must care for their spouse who was involved in a work-related accident at a different company. … [read more]

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Unsanitary Conditions in Nursing Homes Subject Residents to Illness and Disease

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Unsanitary conditions in nursing homes increase the risks of illness and disease for residents. Many residents who suffer injuries due to unsanitary conditions file lawsuits for damages with a nursing home abuse lawyer. Protective Laws Under state and federal laws, nursing homes owe a duty of care … [read more]

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Arbitration Diminishes the Rights of Nursing Home Residents

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Arbitration agreements might seems like a savvy move for nursing homes in Illinois, but some of the state's most vulnerable citizens could be paying the price. These clauses are frequently overlooked since they are often tucked inside the extensive stacks of paperwork that are presented to nursing … [read more]

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Can Emergency Vehicles Be Held Liable in an Accident?

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In Illinois, emergency vehicles are often immune from liability in the event of an accident, so filing injury claims can be complicated. When traveling at high speeds, emergency vehicles pose significant risks for injuries to both drivers and pedestrians. Emergency Vehicle Accidents Emergency … [read more]

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