Union Membership and Fatal Work Injury

Union membership has historically had a positive impact on wages, benefits, and general job security, regardless of industry. But how does it impact workplace safety? By using data gathered from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, we were able to shed some light on the relationship between unionization, right to work laws, and fatal…

Can I Sue for Foul Ball Injuries?

We have plenty of sports fans in and around Chicago. There is no denying that. However, have you ever wondered what happens in the aftermath of a foul ball injury? Recent Foul Ball Injuries We have all seen cases on the news over the last few years in which a major league player hits a…

Illinois Pool Laws

If you have a swimming pool in Illinois, you need to understand the laws regarding keeping it safe. You have a legal responsibility for keeping all areas of your property safe, regardless of whether you are a business owner or you own a private residence. Illinois Premises Liability Laws The main laws that regulate pools…

Parking Lot Injuries

Whenever you go somewhere, the first and last place you usually see at that location is the parking lot. Parking lots are one of the most commonly visited places for everyone, even though we rarely think about them. For every one visit you make to a store or other property, that is two visits to…

Back to School Safety Tips

School is back! Okay, that can be taken as either a statement of relief or panic, depending on your situation. Yes, the kids are back in school and once again out of your hair for much of the day. However, as parents, we now have a whole new round of safety concerns to deal with….

Labor Day Safety Tips

The end of the summer is either celebrated (mostly by parents) or lamented (mostly by their kids). Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer for most people and is typically marked by some sort of celebration. A typical Labor Day event maybe a backyard barbecue, picnics at the park, or having some fun on…

What is a Truck Underride Accident?

There are few things more devastating than an accident involving a large truck. However, these incidents are not all the same. There are various ways that large trucks can cause injuries on the roadways, one of which being an underride accident. What is an Underride Accident? Underride accidents occur when a passenger vehicle gets crushed…

Illinois Parking Laws

Everyone knows they must follow traffic laws when their vehicle is in motion, but it is important to remember that there are laws when it comes to parking your vehicle as well. Illegally parking a vehicle in Illinois can lead to major fines, and you could even get your vehicle towed and impounded. Today, we…

Types of Trucking Accidents

Accidents involving large commercial trucks are often devastating. Due to the large size and weight of these vehicles, they are strictly regulated. However, we know that accidents are common. According to the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were 4,761 fatalities and approximately 148,000 injuries as a result of heavy truck crashes during…

Illinois Trucking Laws

The trucking industry is vital to the economy here in Illinois and throughout the US. All commercial trucks operate under either state or federal laws (and sometimes both). Because of the safety risks that larger trucks pose on the roadways, both the drivers and the trucks themselves face much more stringent requirements to be roadworthy….