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Most Common Bicycle Accidents & Prevention Techniques

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Bicycling is an increasingly popular form of transportation and exercise, especially in a big city like Chicago. Many people ride their bikes for fun or to relieve stress, but that doesn’t mean it’s always the safest option. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 857 bicyclists were killed in traffic crashes in the U.S. in 2018. As you can imagine, when a bicyclist collides with a moving vehicle, it is almost always the bicyclist that is in the most danger. Whether you are the one driving the vehicle or riding the bike, it’s important to know your rights and ways to prevent accidents before they happen. Keep reading...

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How to Prevent Construction Site Injuries

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Chicago is one of many cities that relies heavily on skilled construction workers to expand its infrastructure. Working in the construction industry in Illinois means that workplace injuries are a real concern every day you go to work. According to OSHA, “Out of 4,674 worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2017, 971 or 20.7% were in construction — that is, one in five worker deaths last year were in construction.” Being injured on the job at least once, no matter the severity, throughout your constructor career is usually inevitable. But what do you do when you slip and fall or get injured by heavy machinery...

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Slip & Fall Accidents: Risk Factors, Causes and Settlements

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Slip and fall accidents can often be portrayed through funny YouTube videos or as the punch line of a joke. In movies, people laugh when someone slips on a wet floor, slips a banana peel, falls off a latter, etc. It’s all fun and games, unless you are the one falling. In fact, about 9.2 million people were treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries in 2016.  On any given day, you could slip on a slick spot or catch your heel in a sidewalk crack, falling hard and hurting yourself. Slip and fall accidents are quite common, but especially for those 65 years of age or older. According to...

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