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What are the top 3 occupational lung diseases?

Exposure to harmful substances on the job can cause severe lung disease. According to the American Lung Association, workers in private industry suffer nearly 15,000 cases of occupational lung disease every year, while government employees face an average of 7,800 additional cases.

Winter weather creates higher injury risks for delivery drivers

This winter has been brutal for Illinois residents. Record-setting low temperatures, along with plenty of ice and snow, have made life difficult for people who need to get to work day after day. Wintry weather is especially hazardous for delivery drivers whose job involves spending many hours on the road. When the mercury drops below freezing, they are more likely to suffer a serious injury.

First responders have high risk of post-traumatic syndrome

First responders are on the front lines when a crisis occurs in Illinois. After a fire, accident, crime or natural disaster, these professionals are the first to deal with the aftermath and help the victims. This demanding work can lead to post-traumatic stress and long term disability.

Tractor trailers and Illinois weight limits

Commercial truck weights are regulated by federal and state limits. Illinois officials set the state’s weight limits on the loads trucks can haul within the borders based on risk reduction. Overweight trucks compromise traffic safety and road conditions and may be a contributing factor in injury or fatality crashes.

Whiplash: A common car accident injury

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 285,477 motor vehicle crashes occurred in 2013. This is equivalent to roughly 782 accidents every day. Although many of these collisions only lead to damaged vehicles, even minor fender-benders can cause a soft tissue injury known as whiplash.

Reviewing the Illlinois Vehicle Code

On behalf of Strom & Associates, Ltd. posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, September 25, 2014. Motorists in Illinois may benefit from reviewing select provisions from the state vehicle code.

Do you qualify for FMLA if you’re hurt on the job?

By Neal B. Strom of Strom & Associates, Ltd. posted in Workers’ Compensation on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. The Family and Medical Leave Act, commonly referred to as FMLA provides eligible employees up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave a year, and requires group health benefits to be maintained during the leave as if employees continued to work instead of taking leave.

Hey, did you know…

By Neal B. Strom of Strom & Associates, Ltd. posted in Firm News on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. In 2013, Lindsey Strom was recognized as one of the Top Women Attorneys in Illinois by Super Lawyers and by Chicago Magazine? Check her out in the October 2013 edition! If you have an injury of any kind, call Lindsey at (312) 609-0400 and visit our website at stromlawyers.com.

Communication is KEY: make sure it is a priority in your case!

By Neal B. Strom of Strom & Associates, Ltd. posted in Car Accidents on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. As an attorney who has practiced workers’ compensation for the Petitioner’s side and the Respondent’s side, I have seen how a lack of communication can ruin a case..

Have you reported your injury? What are you waiting for?

By Neal B. Strom of Strom & Associates, Ltd. posted in Workers’ Compensation on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. One of the biggest problems that I see in workers’ compensation from the point of view of a Petitioner’s lawyer is that people are not reporting accidents quickly enough.