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3 ways retail staff can prevent common injuries

Despite seemingly constant warnings that online shopping is making brick-and-mortar stores obsolete, retail stores continue to thrive and hire new staff regularly. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, retail businesses employ more than 4 million salespeople. While working in retail may not be the riskiest profession, there are certainly hazards that staff must be aware … Continue reading 3 ways retail staff can prevent common injuries

Injury risks associated with working on or near scaffolding

Construction is an undeniably dangerous industry, and if you make your living working within it, you probably have at least some understanding of just how often you leave your jobsite with aches, pains and job-related injuries. While there are many different elements that make working in construction dangerous, scaffolding is one of the big ones, … Continue reading Injury risks associated with working on or near scaffolding

Cycle safe by staying alert to common accident triggers

As the weather gets warmer, bicycle enthusiasts are gearing up to ride again. Along with making sure that they have the proper equipment in working order, cyclists should be sure that they are mentally prepared to share the road with motorists. In efforts to avoid a collision with a vehicle, cyclists should stay vigilant. Here are … Continue reading Cycle safe by staying alert to common accident triggers

What are some injuries I might receive in a workplace accident?

You may feel that your office in Illinois is a safe place for you to work in. But it could contain hazards that can affect your safety. Workplace injuries are a leading source of lost income and disability for many people. Although accidents can happen anywhere, when they occur on the job, the victims and … Continue reading What are some injuries I might receive in a workplace accident?

What to do after being in a car accident involving a semi-truck

When fully loaded with cargo, an 18-wheeler can weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds, while a regular sized automobile weighs approximately 4,000 pounds. A collision between the two can cause severe personal injury and property damage, particularly to the occupants of the passenger vehicle. Due to the severity of loss, the driver and trucking company are … Continue reading What to do after being in a car accident involving a semi-truck

Start your safety plan before you set sail on Lake Michigan

Enjoying a day out on Lake Michigan is a lot of fun. Whether you are going from Chicago to New Buffalo or just hanging around the waters near the city, you should ensure that you are ready for a safe day. This isn’t always easy because you can’t control the weather on the lake or … Continue reading Start your safety plan before you set sail on Lake Michigan

Understand what types of damages might apply to your claim

When you are involved in a car accident, you can suffer a host of damages. As we recently discussed, pain and suffering damages might be an element in your claim for compensation. These damages must be taken seriously. Some people think that these damages are just a way to try to get extra money. Victims … Continue reading Understand what types of damages might apply to your claim

Pain and suffering damages must be taken seriously

When you are in a car accident and suffer injuries, you will likely have to deal with some pain. Unfortunately, the pain isn’t going to end as soon as you get medical care. It is likely to continue for some time after the crash, especially if you have significant injuries. When you are injured, you … Continue reading Pain and suffering damages must be taken seriously

Keep the focus on the effects of the crash in compensation claims

We recently discussed the love-hate relationship between air bags and injury prevention. If you recall, air bags can do a lot to help reduce your injuries in a crash; however, they can also be the component that leads to harm in some cases. The fact of the matter is that all car accidents are traumatic. … Continue reading Keep the focus on the effects of the crash in compensation claims