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Category: Workplace Injuries

Wearables are breaking out of the consumer market and entering into industrial and construction sectors in ways that look to remake, protect workers, minimize injuries, increase productivity, and remake safety. According to industry experts, the construction industry is starting to internalize the benefits. It realizes that wearable devices may provide added benefits from a safety regulatory standpoint and further benefit worker health and safety.
Overexertion, falls, and being struck by objects are the three leading causes of work-related injuries for U.S. workers. These injuries have a significant impact on lost workdays and workers' compensation claims filed by workers every year.
Line workers face increased risks because there is a shortage in the number of people who perform this type of work. Because of the shortage, line workers may be expected to work longer hours and to do more. Additionally, there aren't enough experienced line workers to supervise people who are less experienced.
People in Illinois who experience debilitating stress because of their jobs might be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. Workers may experience many different types of pressures from their jobs that can cause psychological and physical problems.
Some of the worst workplace accidents in history demonstrate how workers pay when employers are negligent. Federal laws require that employers maintain a safe workplace in accordance with OSHA safety standards for each industry. When employers fail in this duty or fail to make sure that safety procedures are followed, disaster can strike.
When a worker is injured on the job and the employer cannot accommodate the employee’s permanent restrictions, that person may be entitled to vocational rehabilitation. The Illinois Workers Compensation Act specifies provisions for vocational rehabilitation for eligible workers.