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 which would permit the use of surveillance systems in nursing homes. As any… Continue reading Would nursing home cameras violate federal wiretapping laws?

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 many U.S. warehouses and manufacturing sites, and poses… Continue reading Is there combustible dust in your workplace?

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 seats when the fatal… Continue reading Does the presence of passengers heighten a teen’s risk of getting into an accident?