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It's important to file workplace accident reports

If you're hurt on the job, don't try to tough it out and keep it to yourself. You may be embarrassed about getting hurt or tempted to think it's no big deal. However, there are some very important reasons to file the report -- one of which is that you need proof that you were injured in the first place.

Independence Tube Corp paying $17,290 for violations

A man working for Independence Tube Corp was killed on the job back in October of 2015, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration came in after the incident to do an investigation. They found multiple safety violations and notable unsafe conditions. As a result, the company has to pay $17,290 and take steps to reduce the workplace hazards.

What is a work-related musculoskeletal disorder?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is part of the Department of Labor, a work-related musculoskeletal disorder is a disorder or a disease brought on by a bodily reaction, repetitive motion or overexertion, targeting the muscular system and the skeletal system.

Do stress-related problems count as workplace injuries?

For most people in Illinois, work brings on a lot of stress. Studies have shown that this problem has only been trending upward over the years. Workers don't feel like they have control over what goes on in the workplace, but they do feel like there are a ton of demands, and they're stressed out as a result.

Helping yourself by reporting potential workplace accidents

The current labor market throughout the country is still rather tight due to the 2008 economic downturn. For many workers who are fortunate to still be employed, simply having a job right now is a blessing. Unfortunately, the unintended consequence of these conditions is that the tight job market compels many of these workers to perform dangerous tasks that they might not otherwise undertake under better labor market conditions.

Trench safety and your Illinois workers’ compensation claim

Many people don't realize it, but trenching and excavation is a key component of almost every type of construction. This is true whether pouring concrete foundations using a trench or excavating earth to allow maintenance on buried pipes. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, at least two workers perish each month in trench collapses.

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