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Work Related Illnesses and Injuries Push Many Americans Deeper Into Poverty

According to a report by the United States Department of Labor, more than three million workers in the U.S. are severely injured in the workplace every year, and approximately 4,500 more lose their lives on the job. While the number of work related injuries, illnesses and fatalities may seem extraordinarily high, studies indicate that these numbers represent only a fraction of the actual incidents.

Psychological abuse often goes undetected in nursing homes

Placing a loved one in the care of the trained staff at a nursing home has long been a difficult choice for many Illinois families to make. This is largely due to the vast amount of negative news often heard about nursing homes and other care facilities all over the nation.

Nurses’ injuries of no concern to hospitals

Nursing can be a vibrant and rewarding career. Unfortunately, it can also cause permanent disability if a person is injured on the job. Many nurses suffer career-ending traumas every year. Nursing staff are exposed to infectious bacteria and viruses, violent patients, the possibility of contamination with dangerous substances and the ever-present risk of musculoskeletal injury.

How can stretching prevent lifting injuries?

Sharon was finishing up her shift in a busy restaurant kitchen. After more than six hours of preparing elaborate meals and putting the finishing touch on gourmet sauces, she was asked to lift a 30-gallon pot full of stock for the next day’s cooking needs.

Nighttime officers face higher risk of injury

Police officers in America are in especially high demand during the nighttime hours, as a Illinois workers’ compensation attorney knows. As criminals seek the cover of darkness for their crimes, law enforcement officers must work even harder to keep citizens safe.

Are you struggling with work-related hearing loss?

Hearing loss is tragically common in the workplace. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 21,000 American workers suffer a significant level of hearing loss each year due to job conditions. The onset of hearing loss can be sudden or deceptively slow, as Chicago workers’ compensation lawyers are aware.

What is a repetitive stress injury?

During the last days of December 2012, a 48-year-old Illinois delivery driver discovered that he was no longer physically able to work. After 13 busy years on the job and a hectic holiday season spent lifting and transferring thousands of heavy packages, his back gave out. He had to take more than four months off to recover, according to a New York Times article.

Operating a forklift: How important is safety?

Many American industries rely on forklifts for smooth and efficient operation. From big box stores to warehouses and shipyards, these machines are important tools for getting the job done. Like any piece of heavy machinery, a forklift can be a fatal hazard if it is not operated safely.