Work Injuries May Result in Poverty

Friday, June 19, 2015

In the state of Illinois, an employee must show that “he or she has sustained accidental injuries arising out of and in the course of employment” to receive workers’ compensation benefits. However, since the passing of the 2011 workers’ comp reform law, these benefits have begun to diminish in an effort to protect employers from … Continue reading Work Injuries May Result in Poverty

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June is National Safety Month

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Every June, as summer officially begins, the National Safety Council celebrates National Safety Month. Thousands of organizations across the U.S. help the Council bring awareness to the importance of safety in our homes, highways, and communities. This year the Council is including the subjects of transportation safety and emergency preparation. Slips, trips and falls are … Continue reading June is National Safety Month

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Trucking Accidents and How They Happen

Friday, June 12, 2015

Trucking accidents can change lives in an instant. Anyone involved in an accident with a large truck may find searching for a cause to be confusing and exhausting. As with car accidents, drivers and equipment play huge roles in each situation. However, with large trucks even more complications may arise. Parties involved can include truck … Continue reading Trucking Accidents and How They Happen

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Tips for Choosing a Good Nursing Home

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

When choosing a nursing home for your loved one, focus on four main principles: location, quality of life, level of care, and cost. There are many underlying factors that support each of these principles. Below are various tips to help you grade a facility in each category. The first step in the process is to … Continue reading Tips for Choosing a Good Nursing Home

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Traveling Safely This Summer

Friday, June 05, 2015

All over the country, summer is vacation season. Most vacations involve travel, and with travel comes an increased risk of accident and injury. That being said, taking vacations is essential to recharging, refreshing, and enjoying life. Instead of foregoing this summer’s vacation to avoid heavy traffic, flat tires, and aggressive or distracted drivers, use the … Continue reading Traveling Safely This Summer

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How to Avoid On the Job Injuries

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Work injuries can range from minor (carpal tunnel syndrome) to severe (falls from high places). Some of the more serious injuries can be life-threatening and even fatal. However, the majority of injuries fall somewhere in between these extremes. On the job injuries can occur to any worker in any vocation, and the vast majority are … Continue reading How to Avoid On the Job Injuries

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How Defective Medical Devices Slip Past the FDA

Friday, May 29, 2015

If you’ve experienced uncommon, debilitating symptoms after a surgery involving a medical implant, you may be the victim of a defective medical device. Examples of medical devices that can be defective include knee or hip replacements, forms of birth control, and bone grafts. All surgical devices must be approved by the Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading How Defective Medical Devices Slip Past the FDA

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How to Protect Yourself From a Dog Bite

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Millions of Americans are bitten by dogs every year. Over 300,000 of those bites will warrant a trip to the emergency room, and many of those will require reconstructive surgery. While most dogs are friendly, any dog can bite. Not surprisingly, children are most commonly bitten by dogs and postal workers and the elderly are … Continue reading How to Protect Yourself From a Dog Bite

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May is National Bike Month

Friday, May 22, 2015

Bicycling promotes a healthy lifestyle and environment, and riding a bike can be a safe, enjoyable way to get from place to place. However, bicycling does not come without risks. As with any form of transportation, bicycling can be dangerous if safe practices are not utilized. In celebration of all that cycling brings to communities, … Continue reading May is National Bike Month

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May is Motorcycle Safety Month

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Riding a motorcycle comes with a significant set of risks, but these risks can be lessened by utilizing safe riding practices. For starters, motorcycles are much less crashworthy than their enclosed counterparts. A motorcycle’s small size also makes it more difficult to be seen by other motorists. In fact, motorcycle riders are 26 times more … Continue reading May is Motorcycle Safety Month

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