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Safety Tips for Garbage Truck Drivers and Garbage Collectors

By Connolly Injury Law |

Garbage truck drivers and collectors face several hazards while on the job. Common hazards that garbage truck drivers and collectors face include hazardous materials, traffic accidents, slips, trips, falls, lifting, and falling objects. These hazards can result in severe injuries among garbage truck drivers and garbage collectors. In order to stay safe, garbage truck… Read More »

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Steps To Recover From a Work-Related Injury

By Connolly Injury Law |

Suffering a work-related injury can be devastating. A work-related injury can change your life, sometimes, even permanently. A work injury can affect your ability to work, perform daily tasks, and enjoy hobbies. A work injury can even impact the injured worker’s family. If a work injury affects a worker’s ability to go to work… Read More »

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Shoulder Injuries at Work: Some Important Information for You

By Connolly Injury Law |

Shoulder injuries are among the most common injuries workers suffer on the job. Unfortunately, shoulder injuries can be extremely painful. These injuries can cause limitations in movement and make it impossible for an employee to perform their work or daily life activities. A shoulder injury could result in an employee needing to take time… Read More »

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6 Hazards Commercial Painters Face on the Job

By Connolly Injury Law |

The work of a painter is an important one. Painters are essential to creating pleasant spaces. Painters can work at various workplaces, both indoor and outdoor construction sites. Like other workers, painters face various hazards while on the job. It is crucial that painters understand the potential risks associated with their work. That way,… Read More »

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Understanding Road Worker Injury: Covered Under Workers’ Compensation or Personal Injury?

By Connolly Injury Law |

Road workers can suffer several injuries, and these injuries can range from minor to severe. Some accidents or incidents even result in long-term disabilities or death. Even when road workers follow all the best practices, they can still suffer injuries. Unfortunately, when a road worker suffers an injury, the injury does not affect the… Read More »

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Top 5 Job Hazards for Retail Workers

By Connolly Injury Law |

Hazards exist in every industry, and the retail sector is no exception. People who work in retail face several risks every day while on the job. Retail workers suffer different work-related injuries far more often than most people realize. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that in 2018 alone, there were 409,900 injuries… Read More »

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Here’s How Social Media Can Affect Your Chicago Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Connolly Injury Law |

Social media has become a big part of our lives. Pew Research Center reports that out of ten Americans, seven use some kind of social media platform. But while social media can be a valuable tool, it can also have unintended consequences. For instance, if you suffered a work-related injury or illness and are… Read More »

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What Medical Expenses Are Covered by Illinois Workers’ Compensation?

By Connolly Injury Law |

After suffering an injury while on the job in Illinois, you have the right to claim workers’ compensation benefits. In Illinois, workers’ compensation covers several things, including medical expenses. Fortunately, under Illinois law, there isn’t much limitation on the medical expenses that qualify for workers’ compensation. Generally, workers’ compensation in Illinois pays for all… Read More »

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Safety Tips for Steel Plant Workers

By Connolly Injury Law |

Steep plant workers are exposed to many hazards daily while on the job, such as high temperatures and handling heavy machinery. Protecting workers in the steel industry from workplace hazards is crucial. Employers should do their best to keep their workers safe, and workers should also take steps toward ensuring their safety. For example,… Read More »

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Factors Insurance Adjusters Use To Evaluate Workers’ Compensation Claims in an Attempt To Find Ways To Attack the Claim

By Connolly Injury Law |

Workers suffer injuries and illnesses while on the job all the time. Thankfully, the workers’ compensation system is in place to protect workers who suffer injuries or illnesses while on the job. Workers’ compensation protects employees who become ill or injured due to their job while safeguarding employers from potentially crippling financial consequences. After… Read More »

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