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Have You Been Injured On the Job?

Sadly serious workplace injuries happen far too often. In 2010, over 4,500 American workers were killed on the job. Millions more suffer serious non-fatal injuries. Every day in America, 12 people go to work and never come home.  Every year in America, 3.3 million people suffer a workplace injury from which they never recover.  These injuries that disable our workers, devastate families and damage our economy.  Out of the most common workplace injuries, most could happen to anyone at any time.  It is not only the employer’s responsibility to ensure a safe work environment, the employee needs to themselves to...

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Pedestrian Safety

No matter if your kids are walking to school, a friends house or to the park safety is always a concern.  Of course teaching your children from an early age about road safety is vital it’s also important to continue teaching safety all throughout their lives.  Making it a daily habit for you teaches them by example.  Here are a few simple tips to make sure they always get there safely.   Hard Facts Pedestrian injuries are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States for children ages 5 to 19.  Teenagers are at greatest risk with a death rate...

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Chicago Truck Accident Lawyers – DUI

Truckers who choose to drink or smoke marijuana while driving have a huge impact on everyone else's highway road safety, not just their own. The Chicago DUI truck accident attorneys at The Horwitz Law Group pursue financial compensation for people who were seriously injured by alchohol or drug impaired drivers of trucks. Just as well, The Horwitz Law Group represents the entire family of people who passed away in fatal truck accidents involving DUI's, either alchol or drug related. Holding Truck Drivers & Others Associated Accountable Regardless of the image that society creates, truck drivers should remain professional at all times, especially...

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Motorcyclists Are Back On The Road!

It’s coming into the time of year where we must share the road with motorcyclists.  Motorists often fail to give motorcyclists a fair shake on the road.  It is a longstanding problem that still cries for improvement.  The consequences of motorcycle accident are usually severe and often fatal. Recently there has been a spike in fatal crashes involving motorcyclists.    Sometimes the motorists who causes these accidents are impaired by drugs or alcohol.  Other times, motorists are distracted by cell phones, radios or passengers in the car.  Many bikers feel the motorists don’t respect motorcycle riders and sharing the road with...

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Chicago Truck Accident Attorney

Large trucks take part in a high % of automobile accidents & deaths. According to the IIHS, in 2010 over half a million large trucks as well as commercial vehicles were involved in accidents. Those accidents led to over 10,000 severe injuries and over 5,000 deaths. Unfortunately, the trend lines indicate a growing problem. The same data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety from 2009 data indicated only 3,200 deaths, representing a startling forty five percent increase in just one year. The issue is likely to continue to rise as industry insiders confirm that over twenty percent more trucks...

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Fire Injuries In the Workplace

Accidents are happening in the workplace more then ever before. Many are fire related accidents that could have been easily avoided. If an employer were to implement standard fire safety procedures, injuries from such accidents related to fire would be reduced substantially. Most employers that take pride in a comprehensive fire safety program will see improved productivity and employee performance over the long term. Below is information to help you stay safe from any personal injury accidents caused by fire in the workplace. Employee Fire Drills on Escape Routes One of the most effective ways of ensuring safety in the workplace is...

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Injured in a Chicago Construction Zone?

Coping with the inconvenience of year-round road construction has developed into a way of life in the Chicagoland area. This doesn't mean that you in addition to the annoyance of the construction.. that you should have to cope with hazardous road conditions in & around the area of the construction zone. There are particular requirements set up regarding how a building site should be set up. Motorcycle riders who have been wounded in road construction zones should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers at The Horwitz Law Group can take the time...

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Slip and Fall Accidents

The time of year is now when most slip and fall injuries occur. Despite what most people think, thousands of people are severely injured or killed each year in slip and fall situations. Most people don’t even think to contact a lawyer when the accident happens, because some injuries don’t even present themselves until hours after the fall. Types of Slip and Fall Accidents There are many different types of incidents in which slip and fall accident occur. Some situations have a tendency to happen more often than others. Here are a few examples to watch out for: In Icy conditions Crowed public places At...

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Finding the Right Personal Injury Attorney for your Case…

If you've been injured and someone else may be at fault, you shouldn't hesitate to talk with a personal injury lawyer. In fact, you should talk with several personal injury lawyers. You'll get several opinions about your case, as well as a feel for the lawyer you'll be comfortable with. And the best part may be it costs nothing to look. Here are some tips to go by as you interview, select and work with a personal injury lawyer. What about Money? You can afford the luxury of interviewing several personal injury lawyers. You'll not be charged a fee for the consultations....

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Keep All Medical Records When Involved In An Accident

Have you been in an accident or injured by medical malpractice? If so, you will need to file a legal claim after the fact. In order to prove that your injuries were caused by the accident or malpractice-- and not a previous medical condition – you will need medical records stating your injuries. In order to file a personal injury lawsuit, your medical records will be key to proving you even have a case. If the third party can dispute your injuries, your case will be lost before it ever gets started. The medical records may even have to be used...

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