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Illinois Construction Worker Dies from Arm Injury in Machinery Accident

An excavation company employee was killed in an industrial accident in suburban Volo, Illinois. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the workplace incident.   Lake County authorities identified the worker as 33-year-old Michael Rowell of Woodstock. He suffered a traumatic injury to his arm. Autopsy results from the coroner’s office showed that …

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Types of workers’ compensation benefits an injured worker can receive

Getting injured in a workplace accident can have a big impact on a person’s life. Being unable to work can leave you wondering how you will pay your bills. Fortunately, it is possible to receive financial support through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. There are several types of benefits a worker injured on the job …

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Tootsie Roll Industries face fine after employee’s finger cut off by machine

Major American candy manufacturer Tootsie Roll Industries faces a $136,000 fine from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after an employee working at its Chicago factory lost part of their finger in a machine. OSHA recommended a penalty of $136,532 for Tootsie Roll Industries after they found that safety locks …

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Report reveals high work injury rates among Amazon workers

All workers deserve a safe workplace. Unfortunately, far too often, employers sacrifice employees’ well-being for profits. The pressure to work fast can increase the risk of work injuries. A coalition of four labor unions analyzed data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and surveyed Amazon workers about workplace safety. The coalition, known as …

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Court denies benefits for worker injured in fall while turning in timecard

Injured workers in Chicago and throughout Illinois have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim if they are hurt or fall ill on the job. A recent case, however, highlights the reality that benefits are not always guaranteed. Having experienced legal representation on your side can increase your chances of getting the financial support …

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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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What types of evidence can help after a workplace accident?

When seeking workers’ compensation in Chicago, it is the employee’s responsibility to provide the necessary documents and evidence supporting their benefits claim. Notifying your employer about your work-related injury is the first step to starting a workers’ compensation claim. In Illinois, you must immediately report the workplace accident to your employer, preferably in writing. Your …

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Obtaining workers’ compensation for repetitive stress injuries

Many workplace injuries are the result of a one-time accident like a fall or an equipment mishap. While injuries from such accidents tend to be obvious, there are other on-the-job injuries that can develop over time and may not be visible. Repetitive stress injuries occur when the same movement is performed over and over again …

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OSHA cites Illinois grain facility for multiple safety violations after worker death

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a U.S. Department of Labor agency that is responsible for ensuring that employers follow all workplace safety regulations. When companies fail to provide protective equipment or safety measures, employees can be exposed to the risk of serious accidents such as falls and equipment mishaps. OSHA recently investigated …

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