2 Common Factors that Cause Construction Accidents

Construction accidents are incredibly common in our country for a variety of reasons. Work-sites are dangerous by nature, but the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issues safety guidelines that, when followed, reduce the chances for injury. Unfortunately, not every contractor follows those rules, and construction remains a dangerous profession. However, workers who are injured…

Illinois Workplace Injury News: Construction Worker Struck by Falling Debris at Construction Site

Construction Injuries Construction work is consistently ranked as one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. Although it’s earned a reputation as a risky way to make a living, many people don’t realize just how hazardous a construction work zone can be. Fatal Workplace Accidents According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration,…

Chicago Car Accident Roundup for August 2014

Sometimes, car accidents are just that—accidents. Other times, though, they’re tragic displays of negligent or reckless behavior. In Chicago, people who sustain injuries in car accidents caused by negligent behavior may be eligible for compensation. If you believe you’ve been the victim of reckless driving, we can help. At Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, we have…

Injury Lawyer Chicago News: Worker Dies in Construction-Zone Accident

Worker Dies in Construction-Zone Accident Driving a vehicle anywhere in the United States is dangerous, but few venues can match the hazards of highway construction zones. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there were approximately 87,600 crashes in highway work zones in 2010. The sudden change in speed and loss of a shoulder are…