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Most Common Workplace Injuries

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | May 30, 2022

The top three types of workplace injuries account for over 75% of all nonfatal workplace injuries. These top three are exposure to harmful substances or environments, overexertion or bodily reaction, and trips, slips, and falls. Follow the link to learn more statistics on these types of accidents. Top Work-Related Injury Causes    

Understanding The Most Prevalent Types Of Workplace Injuries

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | December 29, 2019

It may come as no surprise that there are certain fields of work that are inherently more dangerous than others. However, there are some safety hazards that may be present in virtually every type of profession. Understanding some of the most common types of workplace injuries could be vital to helping employees in Illinois better…
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Recent Workplace Accident At Newly Opened Mall Proves Fatal

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | November 20, 2019

Many construction workers in Illinois and across the nation perform job-related duties at heights nearly every day. Even with safety regulations and equipment in place to help reduce the risks of such operations, falls from heights continue to be a leading cause of work-related incidents. One person died during a recent workplace accident after he reportedly fell…
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Car Accidents 1 Dies In Crash Involving Impaired Driver

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | October 9, 2019

When it comes to operating a vehicle while impaired, passengers may have little to no control over the decisions of the driver. When car accidents occur, these passengers, or their surviving loved ones, could end up being the ones who suffer the consequences. A 39-year-old has reportedly died following a recent single-vehicle collision involving a suspected impaired driver…
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1 In Critical Condition After Fall Related Workplace Accident

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | July 3, 2019

Many construction workers in Illinois and elsewhere are constantly performing job-related tasks at heights with the use of lifts or scaffolding. Should the equipment workers use prove faulty or defective, the risk of a fall from heights is ever present and the consequences of a similar incident could prove catastrophic. Two workers suffered injuries after the scaffolding…
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Workers Compensation When And Where Are Injuries Covered

Posted on behalf of Donahue & Walsh, P.C. | May 15, 2019

Although it is supposed to be simple and straightforward, workers’ compensation can be a confusing mix of rules, exceptions and caveats. It’s not always clear which injuries are covered, which scenarios count as work-related and where an employee needs to be when an injury happens (in order to be eligible for benefits). In today’s post,…
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