Workers’ Compensation in the Oil and Gas Industry

 Work in the oil and gas industry has exploded in recent years due to the introduction of fracking. This process has allowed for more efficient extraction of oil and gas. Unfortunately, the efficiency may come at a cost to the employees. With the increase in fracking has also come a corresponding increase in the amount…

Take Home Diseases

 Workers working around chemicals can bring home a lot of problems to their families. Besides having a heck of a laundry load or dry cleaning bills, such workers can bring home work-related diseases to their loved ones. Although it can happen whenever chemicals or residue is present on a worker, the most common lawsuits have…

Notice to Employers for Workers’ Compensation

 When an employee is injured in an accident at work they can receive compensation if they file a claim through their state’s workers’ compensation system. Every state has different rules and procedures for filing a claim so it is best to consult a local attorney for advice. Generally, employers need to post a notice to…

Photographs in Personal Injury Cases

 Many attorneys will advise their clients to take pictures in personal injury cases.  While I have written previously that they may not be valuable in all situations, their presence in cases can be very persuasive.  It is important to note, however, that they do not always tell the complete story.  Pictures can be just as…

Construction Accidents

 On January 12, 2015 a man was killed in a construction accident in Edwardsville, IL.  Apparently a crane that he was working near collapsed on top of him. As unbelievable as this sounds, injuries like these are not unusual in construction workplaces.  Fortunately, the state of Illinois and organizations like OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health…