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December 2018 Archives

How common are workers injured in the retail sector?

While many Illinois residents may be under the impression that the injury and illness rate of construction workers is the highest of any other industry, this was not the case in 2016. The injury and illness rate of retail workers was 3.3 per 100 workers, which was higher than that of construction workers.

Despite efforts to improve, medical errors still occur

It might come as a big surprise to Chicago residents that 90,000 people die annually due to infections acquired in hospitals, according to a report released in 2018. Doctors can be expected to get sued every seven years and more than 17,000 medical malpractice suits are filed every year. While the medical mistakes and surgical errors that contribute to medical malpractice are huge, several academic medical centers are attempting to save lives and improve patient care by taking small measures.

Worker safety during the winter months is essential

As snow begins to pile up in Granite City, Illinois, many residents do not have the luxury of working from a heated office or from closing down their outdoor office. Construction workers remain working during the winter weather and put themselves at risk so that their employers can continue to make their deadlines and complete their projects. However, the risk they put themselves is real, which is why employers should ensure their worker's safety on the job.

When speed is a factor in car accidents, what can victims do?

When people drive over the posted speed limit, it is not only against the law, but it also greatly increases the chance of a car accident. Many drivers underestimate the importance of respecting speed limits, and many also fail to see the danger of driving at high speeds. Driving too fast places every person on the road at risk of suffering serious injuries in a crash.

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