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December 2014 Archives

What are the common types of product defects?

There are very few people who never purchase anything from a manufacturer of some kind. Most people, in fact, spend their lives using products that they have purchased from a third-party. From clothing and food to cars and cars and homes, can be purchased premade from a supplier. When people rely on others to make products, they can find sometimes that those products are defective and can cause injuries. Some Illinois residents may ask -- what are the common types of product defects.

The risks of falls in nursing homes

As Americans age, many families are relying on nursing homes to help care for older relatives. In fact, an estimated three million people will live in nursing homes by 2030. These elderly family members often have complex medical situations and other needs that require around the clock care from specialized medical professionals. Since family members cannot offer care, they place their trust in these professionals.

Dangerous children's toys on market this holiday season

With the holidays right around the corner, many Illinois children are eagerly awaiting their presents. While some will get books or clothes, many will get toys. These toys will help their parents keep these children busy during the long winter months. However, many parents may not realize how dangerous some of these toys can be.

Workers' compensation benefits in Illinois

Illinois workers often put their health and safety on the line when they are at work. There are times when people perform dangerous tasks in order to fulfill their duties. In some cases, these workers are involved in workplace accidents. These accidents lead to injuries, time away from work and possible disabilities. In these situations, the Illinois' workers' compensation system helps these workers.

Don't handle a truck accident caused by driver fatigue alone

Truck drivers are subject to hours of service regulations that dictate how much time they must spend resting and how much time they can be on the roads. In this recent blog post, we explained that drivers have maximum driving times to help limit driver fatigue. These rules are supposed to cut back on driver fatigue and make everyone safe on Illinois highways.

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