workplace injury lawyer

New bill allows workers more time to file claims for toxic exposure

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed new legislation that allows workers suffering from latent diseases due to toxic substance exposure in the workplace to pursue legal action in civil court. Senate Bill 1569 was enforced on May 17 after it passed through the General Assembly in under a month. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and the …

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Nurse gets $7.2 million settlement in inadequate security lawsuit

A Chicago nurse received a $7.2 million settlement in a lawsuit filed against Kane County and a hospital’s security contractor after she was held hostage and raped by a hospitalized jail inmate. Three other nurses also received settlement money in related lawsuits. Kane County Jail inmate Tywon Salters, 22, was a patient at Northwestern Medicine …

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Two teenagers killed after being hit by train in Joliet

Two teenagers who were trespassing on railroad tracks died after being struck by a Metra Rock Island train in Joliet, Illinois. A Metra spokesperson said a train engineer spotted a group of three males walking along the tracks on a bridge at night. Authorities said the teens were hit by Metra Rock Island train No. …

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Woman Sues After Slip and Fall Accident in Restaurant

On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at a slip and fall lawsuit filed against restaurant chain Steak ‘n Shake. https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/bbg-podcast-may-31-2019.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Motorcyclist faces multiple DUI charges in crash that injured his passenger

A 30-year-old man was charged with four counts of felony driving under the influence (DUI) in connection with a motorcycle accident that severely injured his female passenger. The crash occurred in St. Charles Township, Illinois. Michael S. Wright faces two counts of felony aggravated drunk driving without insurance and two counts of felony aggravated DUI …

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Chicago wrongful death lawyer

Widow of Illinois electrician files wrongful death lawsuit

The widow of an electrician who died in a work accident at an Illinois shopping mall has brought a wrongful death lawsuit against the signage company that subcontracted his employer. The mall operator and management company were also named in the complaint. Donald Tentler II, 47, was putting up a sign on the bell tower …

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workers' compensation lawyer

OSHA investigates explosions at Illinois and Iowa ADM plants

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating two separate explosions that occurred at Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) corn processing facilities in Illinois and Iowa on January 5. One firefighter was killed and another was seriously injured in the explosion and resulting fire at the company’s plant in Clinton, Iowa. The firefighters arrived at …

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Chicago slip and fall lawyer

Steak N’ Shake sued for woman’s slip and fall accident

A woman’s slip and fall lawsuit against Steak N’ Shake will proceed to a bench trial after a judge denied a motion for summary judgement filed by the restaurant’s parent company in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. Marilyn Mitchell sued Steak N’ Shake Enterprises in April 2017 alleging that the …

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