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Sander Accidents

Belt sanders are powerful and aggressive tools designed to strip wood or metal as quickly as possible. Sometimes sanders are a portable unit that can be moved across the surface of the wood or they can be mounted and used as a bench sander. Whether a worker is using a stationary or hand-held unit, they are likely to be exposed to large amounts of debris a......

Punch Press Accidents

Punch presses are machines used to mold metal with an extreme amount of force and are typically used in the manufacturing process for vehicles and large machinery. The power needed to form these metals makes punch presses capable of seriously injuring those workers using them.  If y......

Drill Press Accidents

A drill press is a large tool used mainly in woodworking to drill holes into objects quickly and easily. While handheld tools can accomplish the same goal, drill presses are often more accurate, especially during mass production of a product. Unfortunately, drill presses are not without risk and accidents can result in serious and deadly injuries. ...

Air Compressor Accidents

Air compressors are an important part of the construction industry, powering many of the tools and other devices that construction workers use every day. While air compressors are a necessity, they can also be dangerous, especially when they are defective, or workers are unaware of how to properly use them. ...

Chain Saw Accident

We often take for granted the genuine danger that a chain saw can present, especially when they are so often seen in horror movies and video games. However, chain saws can be an extremely dangerous piece of equipment in the hands of someone who is not properly trained in their usage or the proper protocols to keep the user and any bystanders safe. Many of......

Table Saw Accidents

Table saws, also known as bench saws, is typically a woodworking tool consisting of a circular blade that protrudes from the top of the table and is powered by an electric motor. While a table saw is designed to cut through wood, sheet plastic, aluminum, and brass with ease, it can be dangerous and deadly to the human body, with thousands of people losing digits......

Table Saw Accidents

Table saws, also known as bench saws, is typically a woodworking tool consisting of a circular blade that protrudes from the top of the table and is powered by an electric motor. While a table saw is designed to cut through wood, sheet plastic, aluminum, and brass with ease, it can be dangerous and deadly to the human body, with thousands of people losing......

Go kart accident

Go-karts are a great recreational activity for racing your friends through a fun course. These vehicles can go around 30 miles per hour - fairly fast considering how small and unprotected the go-kart is and the enclosed space that it is used in. Unfortunately, these can end in some harsh accidents. If you or a loved one has been in a go-kart accident, con......

Garbage truck accident

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 107 garbage truck-related fatalities and over 1400 injuries occurred in 2017. We may not see garbage trucks as a threat, however, they clearly pose a notable risk to others. If you or a loved one has been in a garbage truck accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entit......

Fire truck accidents

Fire trucks are certainly a great service to local communities nationwide by saving people’s lives every day. But there are some risks that this type of vehicle poses to the rest of the public. If you or a loved one has been in a fire truck accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to compensation. ...

Excavator accident

Construction sites often use excavators to move heavy objects, digging, and trenching. They consist of a boom, dipper, bucket, and cab which all attach to the base which rotates, sitting on two tracks to move around. These massive instruments can help in construction, but can also cause serious injury or death if people are not careful. If you or a loved ......

Excavator accident

Construction sites often use excavators to move heavy objects, digging, and trenching. They consist of a boom, dipper, bucket, and cab which all attach to the base which rotates, sitting on two tracks to move around. These massive instruments can help in construction, but can also cause serious injury or death if people are not careful. If you or a loved one was......

Electric car accident

Electric cars are growing in popularity as time passes. We have gotten the technology to be able to use cars without gasoline or oil, as these cars run purely on an electrical battery. While they certainly have their upsides, such as being more environmentally friendly and quieter, their battery has caused injuries to people in the past in various ways. I......

Dump truck accident

Dump trucks are extremely large vehicles that transport loose materials like sand, gravel, or coal for construction. They can hold up to 26 tons and use a tilting body to dump their load at its site. This extremely heavy load can pose many risks to its drivers and surrounding people and objects. If you or a loved one was injured in a dump truck accident, ......

Double-decker bus accidents

Double-decker buses are two-story buses used to transport many people for recreation or functional reasons. Buses are a relatively safe mode of transportation, however, accidents still occur due to negligence. If you or a loved one was injured in a double-decker accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to compensation....

Crane accident

On a large-scale construction site, companies often utilize cranes, which hoist heavy materials with wire chains and ropes to move them from place to place. These are massive vehicles and can easily be fatal if a person gets into any type of accident with one. If you or a loved one was injured in a crane accident, contact us for a free consultation to see......

Agritourism

"Agritourism" refers to allowing visitors - "tourists," in a sense - to visit a farm and learn about its history and current operations. It can be a great way to increase income for a farm, but the farm's operators must also remain aware of the added risks and responsibilities and how to mitigate or remove all safety hazards for visitors. ...

Fire Prevention

Fire risks are typically higher in rural and agricultural areas, combined with the setback of the typically-long distance between the farm and the first-responders to a fire. As such, fire prevention is an essential component of farm safety that should never be overlooked. ...

Hearing Protection

Proper hearing protection is an essential part of the job for many farmers and other agricultural workers who operate equipment such as augers, combines, and dryers, as we all know that hearing loss can become permanent and irreversible. Here are some helpful safety questions for farm workers t......

Hearing Protection

Proper hearing protection is an essential part of the job for many farmers and other agricultural workers who operate equipment such as augers, combines, and dryers, as we all know that hearing loss can become permanent and irreversible. Here are some helpful safety qu......

Manure Application

Manure application is an important part of the production of crops due to its plentiful macro- and micro-nutrients, such as nitrogen, zinc, iron, and manganese, and its ability to improve soil structure and water-holding capacity with organic matter. As with the use of other farming equipment, safety and proper precautions are of the utmost importance whe......

Skid Steer Safety

Skid steers are common on farms and often quite important; however, with a changing center of balance, blind-spots, and moving buckets, these machines must be operated with great caution and all bystanders should be aware of the risks of entrapment, pinch points, and runovers. ...

Sharp Object Safety

Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers are especially prone to “needlestick injuries” on the job. While these injuries seem minor, some can be life-threatening and great care must be taken in the handling, storage, and disposal of needles and other sharp objects to prevent these injuries. ...

Safe Digging

Before beginning any digging project in Illinois, regardless of its size or depth, you must first call 811 for a consultation to avoid striking an underground utility. It’s the law. Here are some helpful safety questions for farmworkers to keep in mind:...

Hay and Silage Harvest

During the warmer months, hay and silage are harvested and moved in large quantities which can pose some safety hazards for farmworkers, ranging from long workdays and multiple moving parts to dust and roadway hazards. Here are some helpful safety questions for farmwor......

Whole Body Vibrations

Whole body vibration (WBV) is a physical phenomenon that is common among farmworkers and involves the transmission of the shaking motion of a vehicle or other farming equipment to the worker. WBV has been linked to a number of debilitating health effects, such as lower back problems, muscle cramps, increased blood pressure and heart rate, and impaired per......

Cement truck accident

Cement trucks are used to carry large quantities of cement from place to place, containing a mixing drum that moves the cement around to keep it wet. A fully loaded truck can weigh upwards of 30 tons due to the heavy liquid cement that it holds. Given such a heavyweight and materials, there is always the chance that it can cause injury to others in an accident. ......

Bulldozer accident

Bulldozers are massive vehicles used in construction sites to move materials around the site. According to the Bureau of Labor, 18.4% of construction site related fatalities were due to bulldozers. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bulldozer accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to compensation. ...

Brush truck accident

Brush trucks, also known as wildfire trucks, are used to control fires and come to a scene of a fire. Although they do plenty of good, they also hold the potential to cause an accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a brush truck accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to compensation. ...

Asphalt Finisher Accident

An asphalt finisher truck, also known as a paver, is used by construction companies when they lay asphalt on a road. They can weigh up to 20 tons due to the heavy liquid asphalt that it holds. Given such a heavyweight and materials, there is always the chance that it can cause injury to others in an accident. If you or a loved one was injured in an asphal......

Armored truck accident

Armored trucks are trucks designed in a specific way to transport valuables such as money or jewelry. Due to their specific design, they can be much heavier than another truck of that size - up to 55,000 pounds, in fact. This can make for higher susceptibility to an accident. If you or a loved one was injured in an armored truck accident, contact us for a......

Hoverboard accident

One type of transportation that is growing in popularity is the hoverboard. A hoverboard is a type of motorized scooter without any handlebar. Users steer them with their own balance and place their feet on the designated spaces to move it forwards or backwards by leaning on way. Though fun and interesting, this new type of technology with little manual h......

Electric scooter accident

Scooters are becoming a more and more popular form of transportation with companies like Bird and Lime making scooter transportation available to anyone. People “unlock” the scooter on an app to activate it, head to their destination, and “lock” the scooter on the app when they are done, leaving the scooter there. However, scooter ......

Scooter accident

Scooters are a type of vehicle powered by your own human energy that can be used to for recreation or traveling typically short distances. Though they can be a quick and fun way to move around, they are still fairly risky. If you or a loved one has been in a scooter accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to compensation......

Motor home accident

Motor homes, also commonly referred to as recreational vehicles (RV), can be a great option for some people planning a camping trip. They are large and provide a living space that can be used as an indoor getaway when not camping outside. However, this large size can pose some problems on the road that can result in an accident. If you or a loved one has ......

School bus accident

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, around 134 people die in school-vehicle-related crashes every year. Losing lives is devastating on its own; but when you know that children are a part of the accident and can be seriously hurt or even die as well, it is imperative to ensure their safety. ......

Mandatory safety equipment

Any motor vehicle requires certain safety equipment depending on the type of vehicle it is. All cars must have seatbelts and airbags, motorcyclists must wear helmets, and passenger aircraft and boats should have life jackets. This equipment is meant to provide the passenger of the motor vehicle with safety precautions in the event of an accident or emerge......

Nail Gun Accidents

One of the most common pieces of construction equipment is the nail gun. Nail guns are powerful tools that can be gas-powered, electric, pneumatic, or a hybrid, but regardless of how they operate, nail guns drive nails through a wood in a fraction of a second. When one of these tools is defective or used negligently, it can cause serious, and sometimes de......

Nail Gun Accidents

One of the most common pieces of construction equipment is the nail gun. Nail guns are powerful tools that can be gas-powered, electric, pneumatic, or a hybrid, but regardless of how they operate, nail guns drive nails through wood in a fraction of a second. When one of these tools is defective or used negligently, it can cause serious, and sometimes deadly inju......

Ladder Fall Accidents

Ladders have been used for hundreds of years and these simple tools are often seen at construction sites, as well as at the homes of most Illinois residents. Even though they are common, ladders can still be dangerous. According to The Center for Injury Research and Policy, there are an average of 136,118 ladder accidents every year, many of these acciden......

Wheelbarrow Accident

Wheelbarrows, while not the largest or most exciting equipment, are an important part of any construction job site. Wheelbarrows need to be properly maintained, used in the correct manner, and stored away safely to reduce the possibility of accidents for workers on the job. When this doesn’t occur, serious injuries can occur.  ...

Jackhammer Accident

Jackhammers are an electro-mechanical or pneumatic tool that is used to both chisel and hammer at the same time. While incredibly useful, these powerful construction tools send huge vibrations up the arms of the construction worker using this piece of equipment, often causing serious, long-lasting, and life-altering injuries. ...

Atlanta Postal Credit Union

Creditors like Atlanta Postal Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Atlanta Postal Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Atlanta Postal Credit Union will pay ......

Associated Credit Union of Texas

Creditors like Associated Credit Union of Texas cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Associated Credit Union of Texas violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Associated Credit Union of ......

Associated Credit Union

Creditors like Associated Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Associated Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Associated Credit Union will pay our fees and......

Ascend Federal Credit Union

Creditors like Ascend Federal Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Ascend Federal Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Ascend Federal Credit Union will pay ......

Arvest Bank

Creditors like Arvest Bank cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Arvest Bank violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Arvest Bank will pay our fees and costs. You won’t owe us a dim......

Arrowhead Credit Union

Creditors like Arrowhead Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Arrowhead Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Arrowhead Credit Union will pay our fees and co......

Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union

Creditors like Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Army Avia......

Armed Forces Bank

Creditors like Armed Forces Bank cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Armed Forces Bank violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Armed Forces Bank will pay our fees and costs. You won&rs......

Arkansas Federal Credit Union

Creditors like Arkansas Federal Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Arkansas Federal Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Arkansas Federal Credit Union wil......

Arizona Federal Credit Union

Creditors like Arizona Federal Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Arizona Federal Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Arizona Federal Credit Union will p......

Arizona Central Credit Union

Creditors like Arizona Central Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Arizona Central Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Arizona Central Credit Union will p......

Arbor Financial Credit Union

Creditors like Arbor Financial Credit Union cannot harass you over a debt. You have rights under the law, and we will stop the harassment once and for all. THE BEST PART IS… If Arbor Financial Credit Union violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Arbor Financial Credit Union will p......

Rural Roadway Safety

Typically, spring and autumn are the busiest seasons for the transportation of farm equipment on open roads, and rural roads can be especially dangerous due to their curves, potential wildlife, narrow-lanes, two-way traffic, and occasional slow-moving farming vehicles. It's important for all farm workers to understand driving safety when transporting farm......

Farmer Health

Farmers constantly engage in the decision-making process regarding purchasing and maintaining equipment, selling grain, and hiring applicators for manure and/or chemicals. For farmers who also employ workers, it is especially important to have a thorough health and safety program in place for these employees in order to reduce risks and protect the busine......

Farmer Health

Farmers constantly engage in the decision-making process regarding purchasing and maintaining equipment, selling grain, and hiring applicators for manure and/or chemicals. For farmers who also employ workers, it is especially important to have a thorough health and safety program in place for these employees in order to reduce risks and protect the business itse......

Forklift accident

Forklifts are commonly used in certain workplace settings, such as a warehouse, but using any type of heavy machinery is risky and poses its risks to its users. If you or a loved one has been in a forklift accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to compensation. ...

Chicago L train accident

The Chicago L train is a form of CTA transportation that runs on eight different “lines” which have their own routes in various areas all throughout Chicago, but focused on the Loop. according to the CTA, on an average weekday, about 1.6 million people use their public transportation. With so many people, there is an inevitable chance for acci......

Jet ski accident

A jet ski is a great choice to have fun on any body of water. While they can be a lot of fun, they can also pose some risks when used improperly. If you or a loved one has been injured in a jet ski accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to compensation. ...

WaveRunner accident

A WaveRunner is a type of jet ski used for recreation on any body of water. They are great watercraft for a day out on the lake on a hot summer day, they can cause injury to any people as well. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Wave Runner accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to compensation. ...

Boat accident

Boats can be of great use when you are trying to have fun on a nice summer day out on a lake. Although they are used for pleasure, they still pose great risks and can cause some serious injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to compensation. ...

Tram accident

A tram is a type of vehicle that works on a railway that runs through public roads. Though they are not the most popular type of transportation, accidents that result in serious injury can still occur with trams. If you or a loved one has been in a tram accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to compensation. ...

Train accident

Train accidents can be catastrophic to the people involved since there can be hundreds that suffer from it. If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to compensation. What kinds of accid......

Police car accident

Although some may think that a police car would be immune in a vehicle accident, police cars face the same amount of liability as anyone else would in certain cases. If you or a loved one was injured in a police car accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to compensation. ...

Ambulance accident

Ambulances are meant to provide a safe means of transporting an injured person from one place to a medical facility. They can be life-saving in many instances. But there are also times that they not only fail to help the injured but add to their pain in an accident. If you or a loved one has been in an ambulance accident, contact us for a free consultatio......

Medical transportation accident

Medical transportation vehicles have the job of taking those with disabilities or special medical accommodations from place to place. When accidents occur involving these vehicles, there can be grave consequences. If you or a loved one has been in a medical transportation accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to compen......

Multi vehicle accident

Multi-vehicle accidents occur when a singular accident causes a sort of chain reaction where multiple vehicles behind it also get caught in accidents. These inevitably cause lots of damage and can cause some serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been in a multi-vehicle accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to compensati......

Multi vehicle accident

Multi-vehicle accidents occur when a singular accident causes a sort of chain reaction where multiple vehicles behind it also get caught in accidents. These inevitably cause lots of damage and can cause some serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been in a multi-vehicle accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to com......

ATV accident

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are a type of vehicle that is often used for recreation on vacation or for farmers to maintain their land. Though they can be used properly and for fun, sometimes ATV accidents occur and victims can be seriously injured. If you or a loved one has been injured in an ATV accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be ......

ATV accident

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are a type of vehicle that is often used for recreation on vacation or for farmers to maintain their land. Though they can be used properly and for fun, sometimes ATV accidents occur and victims can be seriously injured. If you or a loved one has been injured in an ATV accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you ......

CTA accident

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is a form of public transportation in the Chicagoland area that consists of buses and trains, helping millions of people get to their destinations on a daily basis. The CTA must stay diligent in maintaining and running so many different vehicles as so many people depend on it for their commutes. If you or a loved one has been ......

SUV Rollover accidents

Although driving an SUV may give some the feeling of comfort and safety since it is a larger car, there is still a large risk of damage and injury in the event of an accident. This is because an SUV is more likely to rollover than a smaller car is. If you or a loved one has been in an SUV rollover accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you......

Snowmobile accidents

During the winter, one popular recreational activity is taking a ride on a snowmobile. Some places, such as parks, are only accessible via snowmobile. While they can be lots of fun on a day with heavy snow on the ground, they also pose a risk of serious injury to its users. If you or a loved one has been in a snowmobile accident, contact us for a free con......

What Are Child Injury Laws in Illinois?

Child injury laws are a series of statutes that Congress and each state has passed to criminalize the mistreatment of children and allows those children who have been victims of abuse and/or mistreatment to receive compensation in civil court.  Child injury laws are complex and involve bot......