Safety Incentive Programs Encouraging Employees to Hide Work Injuries

While they might seem like a good idea, the Government Accountability Office says safety incentive programs, like rate-based programs, can actually discourage workers from reporting injuries and illnesses to their employers. Rate-based programs are implemented to benefit workers who achieve low rates of illnesses or injuries. Experts say the program, which is used by about…

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Study Shows Workers’ Compensation Insurance Not Utilized Nearly Enough

Illinois residents know how important workplace safety is and how costly injuries occurring at work can be. Fortunately, workers’ compensation benefits are available to help cover some of these costs. However, a new study reveals that workers’ compensation insurance was not utilized nearly as much as it should have. Premiums, thus, do not accurately reflect…

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Safety Tips for Outdoor Winter Workers in Illinois

Out of the four seasons, winter is particularly hazardous when it comes to workplace injuries – especially when working during or after a snow storm. To keep workers safe during the colder months, the Occupational Health and Safety Organization recommends employees take note of some important safety tips. Top Wintertime Working Hazards Cold weather, unfortunately,…

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Premises Liability and Two Fallen Chicago Firefighters

The Chicago and South Chicago Premises Liability Lawyers have an interesting lawsuit involving a set of facts which are probably more common than reported in the news. In December of 2010 a dilapidated roof caused the death of two Chicago firefighters. Chicago firefighter, Edward Stringer was killed when the roof of an abandoned building collapsed during…

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Premises Liability and the Wrongful Deaths of Two Teens

The Chicago and Berwyn Premises Liability Lawyers at Grazian and Volpe have written extensively of the complexities involved where a workers’ compensation and third party personal injury liability claim co-exist. This recent lawsuit highlights these issues in a tragically. A fourteen year old girl and her co-worker were electrocuted in July while removing tassels from…

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Study Finds Small Construction Firms Underreport Accident Data

A report in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine entitled, “Injury Underreporting Among Small Establishments in the Construction Industry,” describes an interesting set of graphs. One graph shows a sharp increase in employment for construction workers between 1992 and 2006. (A predictable estimate considering the housing boom during the start of the millennium.) However, another…

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Worker Falls Through Skylight and Suffers Traumatic Brain Injury

Personal injury attorneys who represent the victims of traumatic brain injury never feel satisfied that their client received just compensation-no matter how large the settlement. As Grazian and Volpe has expounded on numerous occasions on myaccidentlaw.com/blog – the extent and ramifications of any serious brain injury is not always readily apparent and quantifiable and may…

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