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While nurses are called angels, they are also heroes

Professionals in the health care industry in Illinois and other states are duty bound to restore health, alleviate suffering and keep patients safe. If you are a member of this profession, you may -- like many others -- find it difficult to focus on the well-being of patients while your own life is threatened every day. The president of the American Nurses Association said the prevalence of violence against nurses is undermining the U.S. health care system.

Understanding why a claim may be denied and advice moving forward

Workplace accidents are unfortunately a common occurrence, and in many cases, they run the risk of ending in severe occupational injuries. If you have suffered an injury on the job, you might be experiencing numerous challenges following such a stressful and daunting incident.

Extreme heat exposure increases heart attack risk in firefighters

If you're a firefighter, you most like put your life on the line on the line very frequently in an effort to save others. It's common knowledge that your occupation is one of the most stressful and challenging. Although the fires pose risks of burn injuries and death, there are additional threats to which you may be highly susceptible.

Hit by an uninsured driver? You may have insurance for that

If you have been involved in a car accident, chances are, you might have questions and concerns about what comes next. Perhaps you suffered serious injuries in the process, and if the other driver is at fault, you may subsequently be wondering about the available options for pursuing compensation.

Knowing the measures to take in the aftermath of a collision

Being involved in a car accident can be a stressful and daunting experience. Along with the potential of damaging your vehicle and rearranging your schedule for the time being, a collision may also pose a threat to your health, subsequently prompting a need for medical attention and treatment.

Busting the myths may eliminate MSDs in nurses

Considering the weights they have to lift, roll over and move, it is not surprising that musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are par for the course for many nurses. Manually repositioning, lifting and transferring patients can cause overexertion to your body that often leads to MSDs. The fact that a large percentage of hospital patients are obese serves to exacerbate the threat of damage to your health and welfare.

Get life back on track after a job-related spinal cord injury

Every year, numerous Illinois residents suffer neck and back injuries while on the job. In severe cases, these injuries can damage the spinal cord. Such injuries can have either temporary or permanent effects on the body. If you or a family member has suffered a spinal cord injury while on the job, you may access workers' compensation benefits in order to get the medical care and monetary help you need moving forward.

If you see this on the road, watch out!

Driving through Illinois can go from being rather uneventful to disastrous in a moment's time if a distracted driver is in your midst. This is a growing problem throughout the nation, with more injuries and deaths caused by drivers not paying attention to the road than ever. When you drive, you're obviously obligated to obey all traffic regulations and act with caution to keep yourself and those around you as safe as possible. There's little you can do, however, about another person's choices.

Should you settle your personal injury case or go to trial?

After suffering serious injuries in a car accident, you may want to seek justice and compensation from the driver considered at fault. This type of action occurs on a fairly common basis after serious injury-causing accidents, and many individuals find success when it comes to gaining the recompense they desire. Of course, if you have never taken this type of legal route before, you may wonder whether your situation will involve a complex legal trial.

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