Injured Workers’ Benefit Fund: When Your Employer Doesn’t Have Workers Comp

When an uninsured employer fails to pay for workers’ compensation benefits, injured workers in Illinois can apply for benefits via the Illinois Injured Workers’ Benefit Fund. Established in 2005, the IWBF can provide money for lost wages and medical expenses. The IWBF is funded by fines and penalties that are collected from uninsured employers throughout… Continue reading Injured Workers’ Benefit Fund: When Your Employer Doesn’t Have Workers Comp

Asbestos Is Still Lurking in the United States

Asbestos products are not entirely banned in the United States and people are still at considerable risk of suffering toxic exposures. While heavily regulated since 1971, many common products contain asbestos. Contact with these products puts workers in numerous industries at significant risk of developing cancers and other asbestos-related injuries. Deaths from Asbestos in the… Continue reading Asbestos Is Still Lurking in the United States

Software Glitches Responsible for a Growing Number of Auto Recalls

A growing number of motor vehicles are getting recalled for software glitches that may place motorists at considerable risk of injury or death. In the past year, several manufacturers have recalled vehicles over potentially deadly faults within their software programming. As vehicles become more dependent on computers and software, there is growing potential that these… Continue reading Software Glitches Responsible for a Growing Number of Auto Recalls