In 2017, workers could see a variety of changes take effect that pertain to worker safety, labor and employment laws throughout Illinois and the rest of the nation.The changes could have a significant effect on employees, workplace safety, injured workers and their families, and employers in the very near future. OSHA Reporting Rule On January… Continue reading Labor and Employment Legislative Updates in Illinois
People are injured and killed by dogs in Illinois every year, but there are steps that people can take to minimize the risk of attacks. Some breeds are likelier to attack than are others, but all dogs have the potential to bite when they are caring for puppies, eating or sleeping. Dogs telegraph when they… Continue reading What You Should Know About Dog Bites
Sexual assault in nursing homes is a terrifying reality for a growing number of elderly nursing home residents. In recent years, more than 1,000 nursing home facilities in the United States have been cited for mishandling investigations or failing to prevent sexual assaults on people in their care. (Article continues below Infographic) Perpetrators of Sexual… Continue reading Sexual Assault on Seniors in Nursing Homes
The Nursing Home Care Act regulates nursing home and other long-term care facilities. Specifically, it defines who is protected and their rights, the facilities and entities that are subject to regulations, and the penalties that the regulated entities incur if they violate safety standards. The nursing home industry is rapidly expanding to meet the demands… Continue reading The Nursing Home Care Act: Regulations to Prevent Abuse
Each year, thousands of people across the U.S. are seriously injured in accidents caused by distracted drivers, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued guidelines calling for cell phone manufacturers and automakers to work towards developing paired systems and driver modes that would prevent drivers from accessing their cell phones while they drive.… Continue reading The NHTSA’s Proposed Driver Mode For Cell Phones
Winter weather in Illinois brings heavy rain, snow, wind and fog that contributes to thousands of car accidents each year. Drivers involved in weather-related accidents often suffer serious injuries and fatalities that require an Illinois personal injury lawyer to handle legal issues that arise. Car Accident Statistics According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT),… Continue reading Illinois Drivers Are at High Risk for Weather-Related Car Accidents
After a series of ProPublica reports have documented a number of incidents in nursing homes throughout the United States that involve the exploitation of elderly residents on social media platforms, federal health regulators have announced plans to crack down on offending employees. In recent years, numerous demeaning photographs and videos that show nursing home and… Continue reading Crackdown on Social Media Exploitation in Nursing Homes
Tort reform is not the ‘Silver-Bullet’ that will simultaneously drop insurance premiums and save healthcare costs. A familiar theme among doctors and insurance companies is that insurance premiums are so high because medical malpractice lawsuits are draining the healthcare system of money. Spurred on by these interest groups, Legislators use lawsuits as a common scapegoat… Continue reading Tort Reform is not the ‘Silver-Bullet’
Nearly 40% of the 899 workplace fatalities experienced by construction workers in 2014 were the result of falls from heights. Unsafe workplace conditions and inadequate safety equipment can facilitate falls from uncompleted buildings, scaffolding, or roofs. Deficient Protection Inadequate fall protection is the leading cause of workplace falls. It is the most frequently cited OSHA… Continue reading Construction Workers at Considerable Risk for Falls
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than 4.5 million Americans suffer a serious dog bite each year. Even a minor bite from a small dog can be cause for concern for victims.
An Illinois dog bite lawyer typically places an injury in one of six categories.