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September 2015 Archives

What are some of the dangers postal workers face?

If you work for the United States Postal Service, you likely already know that there are federal government workers' compensation laws in place to provide compensation if you are injured on the job. You may or may not know that post office workers in Illinois, as well as the rest of the country, face a higher risk of workplace injuries than other federal workers.

The dangers of excavations on construction sites

At Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O'Neil, LLC, we have seen firsthand the devastating effects a construction site accident had on victims or their families. Construction is widely known as one of the most dangerous industries for those in Illinois, as well as the rest of the country. If you are a construction worker, you probably already know many of the dangers you face on a daily basis.

Workers' compensation for serious contagious illnesses

From asbestos-related illnesses to stress disorders caused by factors on the job, there are many ways that Illinois residents may suffer from a work-related illness. How do infectious diseases factor in workers' compensation law? Is it possible to get compensation for a communicable illness, such as the flu, if it is going around the office?

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