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OSHA | December 8, 2021

Anytime a person sustains a workplace injury, they should be able to receive workers’ compensation coverage. However, those who have sustained a workplace injury are going to hear the term “maximum medical improvement,” but they may not completely understand what this means. Here, our Chicago workers’ comp lawyers want to discuss MMI and how this plays a role in your work injury claim.

Understanding Maximum Medical Improvement

What is Maximum Medical Improvement?

OSHA | August 29, 2014

An Aug. 25 explosion at a Granite City, Illinois, recycling plant has resulted in the deaths of two people and sparked investigations into the history of the plant’s safety record. The identities of the two victims remains unknown at this time, but authorities have released information indicating that a live mortar exploded at the Totall Metal plant killing two employees and injuring another.

A local news agency began an investigation into the company’s ownership and found records from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration citing the metal recycling company for over a dozen violations related to safety in just the last five years. Some of the violations included workers being exposed to lead, fumes and death. The violations reportedly occurred at two plants owned by the company, one in Granite City, Illinois, and another in Fairmont City, Illinois.

OSHA | October 16, 2013

Football fans in Chicago and other parts of the country enjoy watching their favorite teams play at stadiums. Sometimes new stadiums are built to accommodate more fans and offer better features to provide more comfort and enjoyment. However, construction sites can be dangerous. There are so many factors to consider, including heights, machinery and tools. One man was recently crushed by rebar falling from a truck at the site of a new stadium for the San Francisco 49ers.

The workplace accident occurred on the morning of Oct.7. in Santa Clara, California. A delivery truck driver was unloading a bundle of rebar from his truck when it crushed him. He was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries, but he later died. This was the second workplace accident to occur at the construction site. The 60-year-old man was a subcontractor employed by Gerdau Ameristeel’s Napa Reinforcing Steel.

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