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January 2016 Archives

What is a repetitive motion injury?

If you perform some type of repetitive action as a normal part of your job, the chances are that you might develop a repetitive motion injury. You may associate repetitive injuries with carpal tunnel syndrome - one of the most common types of repetitive injuries reported and possibly the most talked about. However, there are many other types of repetitive motion injuries that you and countless other employees in Illinois are suffering from.

Report: Overexertion causes most disabling occupational injuries

Illinois employees can experience a workplace injury in any profession, from light office work to demanding construction labor. Depending on the injury, they may be out of work for days or weeks to recover, or suffer a debilitating injury that leaves them in chronic pain and unable to return to work.

What are the ways you might be injured at work while driving?

Recent posts in this blog have addressed numerous ways you can be injured at work, including falls or machinery accidents. However, accidents involving motor vehicles cause a large portion of serious injuries and fatalities for those in Illinois and elsewhere.

Construction dangers in highway work zones

Other recent posts in this blog have discussed the hazards related to construction work, and how this industry is one of the most dangerous in the country. In addition to those who build homes and offices in Illinois, construction workers in highway work zones face numerous risks. Road work zones, in fact, are some of the most dangerous places for construction workers to be.

Witnesses to a workplace accident may develop PTSD

Mental conditions that are the result of a traumatic experience have the potential to significantly affect a person's daily life. In some cases, the person experiencing this kind of mental pain needs to take time off from work while he or she recovers. Workers' compensation benefits in Illinois may extend to some of these conditions.

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