Illinois Bicyclist

New Illinois bicycle law aims to improve cyclist safety

Illinois passed a new law in an effort to boost safety measures for bicyclists, who are far too often exposed to the risk of accidents while engaging in what is meant to be a safe activity. The bill takes a common-sense approach to several driving and cycling behaviors that occur on the roads. “This new …

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Cook County Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Illinois woman dies from injuries in pedestrian accident

Pedestrians should be able to cross the street without fearing for their safety. However, pedestrian accidents occur often, due to distracted drivers, speeding vehicles and other reasons. Such collisions can cause serious injuries and even death. In a recent case, a 41-year-old woman died 11 days after being hit by a car while crossing a …

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Illinois dog bite lawyer

Illinois post office mulls drastic step to protect mail carriers from dog attacks

Postal officials in Vermillion County, Illinois, are considering changing their mail delivery system after reports of a growing number of dog attacks on mail carriers. Georgetown residents who fail to control their pets may soon find themselves collecting their own mail. Three mail carriers in the area have suffered dog bites since January. One of …

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Illinois Firefighter Claims Workers’ Compensation For PTSD

On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at how a firefighter claimed workers’ compensation for suffering post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. https://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/bbg-april-2017-pod.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Chicago Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

CTA bus strikes inebriated passenger after driver forces him off bus

A man filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on Thursday, November 3, 2016, alleging that a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus driver hit him after the driver kicked him off the bus. The man was inebriated at the time. The incident occurred in May 2016, when Travis Crawford was a passenger on a …

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Supermarket Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer

Quadriplegic teacher wins $6 million for supermarket slip and fall accident

A former elementary school teacher was awarded a settlement of $6 million after she sustained life-altering injuries following a slip and fall accident at a supermarket in 2012. She filed a lawsuit alleging two counts of negligence against Jewel Food Stores in Cook County Circuit Court in 2012. Edythe Burnette, 57, had gone to a …

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Illinois Work Injury Lawyer

Illinois excavation company cited for endangering trench workers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited an Elgin, Illinois, excavation company for allegedly failing to implement safety measures while employees were working in an underground trench. Kellenberger Plumbing & Underground was issued one willful and one serious citation for two safety violations on May 2. OSHA initiated an investigation into the company under …

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Safety Violation Work Injury

How a worker lost six fingers due to his employer’s safety violations

A 21-year-old temporary employee’s six fingers were amputated during a workplace accident on November 4, 2015. He had been working for four weeks at Custom Aluminum Products, a metal manufacturer based in South Elgin, Illinois. The company faces penalties of $70,000 for safety violations that led to the injury. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational …

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Illinois Construction Worker Death

OSHA fines four Illinois companies after construction worker’s death

An employee sustained fatal blunt force injuries while working at a wastewater treatment plant in Springfield, Illinois, in October 2015. The 42-year-old man was testing joints for leaks inside a 54-inch pipe when an inflatable bladder burst. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Henderson Construction of Central Illinois …

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Wage Differential

Injured worker entitled to wage-differential award in spite of income

An Illinois Appellate court ruled that an injured stationary engineer can receive a wage differential award as compensation for her diminished earning capacity in spite of the fact that she did not suffer a decline in income. Kathy Jenkins was employed as a stationary engineer who dealt with maintenance problems for Jackson Park Hospital and …

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