explosion lawyer

Four workers killed in Illinois plant explosion

Four people died in a recent explosion at the AB Specialty Silicones facility in Waukegan, Illinois. Authorities described it as a “massive explosion” that scattered debris and damaged at least five other buildings in the area. The fire chief said there was no evidence of foul play in the nighttime blast. The body of one …

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boating accident lawyer

Four men die in a boating accident on Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Boating can be a fun pastime in the summer. People enjoy taking advantage of the warm weather by riding ferries, tourist boats or other types of motorized vessels on Illinois waterways. Unfortunately, boating is not always safe. Serious injuries or even deaths can result from accidents due to collisions, defective boat design, failure to follow …

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defective product lawyer

Consumers urged to check recalled dehumidifiers amid fire risk

Many people use dehumidifiers in their homes during the warm summer months without realizing the appliance may be a potential safety hazard. Around 6.8 million units have been recalled in recent years due to a defect that causes them to overheat, start smoking and eventually catch fire. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission …

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Toxic Exposure Claims in Illinois Extended

On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at new legislation signed by Governor Pritzker that allows workers suffering from latent diseases due to toxic substance exposure in the workplace to pursue legal action in civil court. https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/BBG-podcast-july-31-2019.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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truck accident lawyer

Illinois National Guard vehicle collides with semitrailer

A truck driver and two Illinois National Guard members were hospitalized with serious injuries after an accident in the northern area of Mitchell, Illinois. The soldiers from the 1244th Transportation Company were in a cargo truck that collided with a semitrailer at the intersection of National Guard Road and State Highway 37. They were among …

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construction accident lawyer

Construction worker gets $10 million after losing foot in accident

An Illinois worker received a $10 million settlement after his foot was amputated due to injuries he sustained in a construction accident. The settlement was approved the day before the scheduled delivery of opening statements in a jury trial of the case. Victor Calderon, 28, lost his left foot after being hit by a concrete …

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dog bite lawyer

Dog attack leads to mandatory leash rule in Illinois village

A dog attack has forced the Illinois village of Hinsdale to tighten its animal regulations. The Hinsdale Village Board voted for all dogs to be leashed when on public property. The leash must be 10 feet or under in length. Under the amended village ordinances, the police department will have the authority to impound a …

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slip and fall lawyer

Man files slip and fall lawsuit against Illinois sports bar

An appellate court revived a slip and fall lawsuit filed by a former bus driver against a restaurant in Palatine, Illinois. The man claimed the restaurant owner was liable for his accident, which resulted in injuries that required multiple surgeries. Michael Heider slipped and fell on a wet floor at JL’s Pizza and Sports Bar …

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