workers' compensation lawyer

OSHA cites Illinois lighting company after worker suffers facial burns

A lighting manufacturer is facing $85,826 in penalties for workplace safety violations after an on-the-job accident caused an employee to sustain serious facial burns. Federal workplace safety officials cited the company for lack of safety measures at its Paris, Illinois, facility. A maintenance technician for North American Lighting Inc. was injured in an explosion of …

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motorcycle accident lawyer

Teen motorcyclist killed in SUV crash in Wheaton

An 18-year-old man suffered fatal injuries when his motorcycle collided with an SUV in Wheaton, Illinois. The motorcycle accident occurred on March 23 near the Briarcliffe Boulevard and Butterfield Road intersection. Police arrived at the scene at around 11 a.m. Traffic was shut down in both directions of Butterfield Road while officers worked with the …

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premise liability lawyer

Tony Bennett concertgoer sues Joliet theater for unsafe premises 

A woman filed a negligence and premises liability lawsuit against the Rialto Square Theatre in downtown Joliet, Illinois. She was injured in a slip and fall accident while attending a Tony Bennett concert in May 2019. Deanne Mesquita-Merlo tripped, stumbled and fell down a flight of stairs inside the theater and suffered serious injuries. The …

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fatal pedestrian accident lawyer

SUV driver arrested for reckless homicide in Chicago pedestrian accident

Chicago police are investigating an accident that left a woman dead and several people injured. The Chevrolet Equinox SUV driver fatally struck a female pedestrian while speeding away from officers during a traffic stop in Englewood.   According to Cook County prosecutors, the man said he fled because he was out on bond in a …

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dog bite lawyer

Two girls hospitalized after pit bull attack in Joliet park

A teenager and a child were injured after a pit bull attacked them in West Park in Joliet, Illinois. The dog owner was cited by local animal control.   Alfred Jackson, 28, was at the park with three dogs on leashes, including a pit bull named Hooch. According to Joliet police, Hooch started barking and …

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fatal car accident lawyer

High-speed car crash in Chicago leaves two dead and others injured

Two people were killed and several others injured in a two-vehicle collision on Chicago’s Southwest Side. Authorities believed speeding was a factor in the fatal car accident.   One of the victims who died was an 86-year-old man who was driving on South Pulaski Road. Chicago police said he was attempting to turn left on …

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defective product lawyer

Woman sues over injuries from defective pressure cooker explosion

Pressure cookers are popular due to their ability to cook food quickly. However, cookers that have a manufacturing or design defect can pose safety hazards to users.   An Illinois woman recently filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming she suffered serious injuries after her Crock-Pot Express Pressure Cooker exploded due to a “defective and …

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Chicago Crash Leaves Two Dead

On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at a two vehicle collision in Chicago’s South Side that resulted in multiple injuries and two deaths. Authorities believe speeding was a factor in the fatal car accident. https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/BBG-PODCAST-APRIL-30-2021.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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motorcycle accident lawyer

Safety tips for nighttime motorcycle riding

Riding a motorcycle at night can be exhilarating. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents increase when it is dark outside as it becomes harder for other drivers sharing the roadway to spot them. Below are some safety tips that can help prevent nighttime motorcycle accidents in Illinois.   • Slow down: Speeding is one of the number one causes …

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dog bite lawyer

Owner of unleashed dog walks off after attack on woman’s dachshund

A woman spent hundreds of dollars on veterinary bills after her miniature dachshund suffered serious injuries in an attack by an unleashed dog in Chicago, Illinois. The dog’s owner left without providing her with his contact details.   Debra Dunn was walking her 10-year-old dog Molly in the Dunning neighborhood of Chicago when the attack …

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