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Preventing Financial Exploitation in Nursing Homes

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A big problem in Illinois nursing homes, financial exploitation is a form of abuse that can be prevented by families and care facilities. To prevent their loved ones from becoming victims, it is important for family members to understand the signs of financial exploitation, the different forms that … [read more]

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The Importance of Workplace Safety Programs for Accident Prevention

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Working in trenches in Illinois is very dangerous, making safety programs and regulations important to protect workers. Without the proper supports, trench walls can collapse, trapping workers who are inside of them. A single cubic foot of dirt may weigh as much as 3,000 pounds, and workers may be … [read more]

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Recognizing Temporomandibular Joint Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

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Since Illinois car accident victims may suffer injuries to their temporomandibular joints without initially realizing it, it is important for people to familiarize themselves with the characteristics of TMJ injuries. Because the symptoms of TMJ may not initially be noticed, some victims might not … [read more]

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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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The Deadly Dangers of Truckers Distracted Driving

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Truck accidents caused by distracted driving claim thousands of lives each year even though there are strict rules in place to prevent truckers from driving while distracted. In recent years there have been approximately 330,000 distracted driving accidents recorded per year. These cause more than … [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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