Construction Accidents

Fatal Construction Accident Emphasizes Need for Driver Education

Lake County construction accident lawyer recommends drivers slow down and pay attention. The Illinois Department of Transportation has a goal of "Zero Fatalities" to make roads safer for workers and motorists. … [...]

I-90 Construction Site Fatality May be Another Example of Safety Violations

A recent construction site fatality is currently being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In April 2016, an Illinois construction worker was killed at a construction site on I-90 in Des Plaines when a 45-ton beam collapsed and fell. In addition to this … [...]

Fatal I-90 Accident May Have Been Preventable Says Illinois Construction Accident Lawyer

A construction accident claimed the life of a worker while crews were moving a beam under the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway.  According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the accident was preventable. … [...]

OSHA Protects Construction Workers in Confined Spaces

Every American has the right to work in a safe environment, and every employer has a responsibility to provide one. Since 1970, when Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), safety standards have evolved to reflect specific risks. Unfortunately, sometimes it takes an … [...]

OSHA Increases Fines For Safety Violations By Construction Companies

In an effort to improve the workplace safety conditions for construction workers throughout the United States, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has raised the fines for violations of its safety regulations by construction companies for the first time since 1990. Since the 2016 … [...]

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 … [...]

Illinois’ 4 top industries for occupational injuries

For Illinois workers, all workplaces pose some risk of injury. However, as a Lake County workers’ compensation lawyer would be aware, some workplaces are more dangerous than others. This imbalance leads to higher rates of injuries to workers in industries featuring more hazards. The same is true of … [...]