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. Accidents in constructions zones can lead to serious injuries and fatalities. Robert G. Schwarz was killed in late May in a construction zone when… Continue reading Fatal Construction Accident Emphasizes Need for Driver Education

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 fatality, several other workers were injured and taken to… Continue reading I-90 Construction Site Fatality May be Another Example of Safety Violations

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. Construction workers were removing a beam from under the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway on April 6 when the 45-ton beam fell.  The beam… Continue reading Fatal I-90 Accident May Have Been Preventable Says Illinois Construction Accident Lawyer

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 Illinois lawyer filing a construction accident claim to bring… Continue reading OSHA Protects Construction Workers in Confined Spaces

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 federal budget bill directs the agency to raise fines on a… Continue reading OSHA Increases Fines For Safety Violations By Construction Companies

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 fatal injuries that occur due to hazards… Continue reading Illinois’ 4 top industries for occupational injuries