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When onboarding a new employee, one of the most important items you should tackle is health and safety training. By giving employees a proper training program, you can better avoid dangerous workplace accidents. If you have been injured in a workplace accident, our Chicago workers’ compensation attorneys can help you.
Medical professionals can have a huge impact on our lives, and we trust in their decisions to improve our health and to keep us safe during treatment. Many times, a doctor treating you or your loved ones will decide to administer powerful opioid drugs. However, these drugs can be dangerous, and improper use of these drugs can devastate you and your family.
The last several years have seen many automotive product recalls. But, unfortunately, many of the dangerous parts are still out there in the cars of unsuspecting people. Takata airbags have exploded on vehicle occupants causing devastating injuries and death in many cases, and it is believed that over 30 million cars have had these dangerous airbags installed.
Results from 2017’s Operation Safe Driver Week shows an alarming increase in the number of violations committed by commercial vehicle drivers. Officers issued 38,878 warnings and citations for truck drivers, as compared to 2016’s total of 20,648. That’s nearly double the amount of citations in just one year.
In Chicago, people are constantly falling on dangerous sidewalks. With our area’s extreme high and low temperatures during the course of a year, sidewalks can expand and contract causing them to split or crumble on their edges. Sidewalks, whether they are damaged or not, can become dangerous when they are covered in snow and ice.
Deadly car accidents can happen due to any number of reasons. But, distracted driving is one of the most significant reasons for serious car accidents in the United States. Distracted driving can be completely avoidable, but unfortunately, drivers often take their safety for granted and ignore the basic safety precautions that can prevent a devastating accident.
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