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What are the risks of working on a dairy farm?

Illinois dairy farms produce millions of gallons of milk each year, and if you are one of the thousands of employees on these farms, you might not realize all the health and safety risks you face. They include respiratory, biological and environmental hazards along with the dangers posed by feeding storage in silos and grain bins. Furthermore, exposure to chemicals, noise, heat and musculoskeletal injuries serves to exacerbate the threats you face.

Another Important Victory For Firefighters and EMTs

Haxel Law secured another important victory for firefighter health this week.
A few months after winning a trial for a retired Springfield firefighter, Haxel Law has just successfully represented a current Springfield firefighter in another trial, this one awarding workers' compensation benefits for cancer. Just as in the prior hearing loss case, the most recent trial resulted in a finding that the firefighter's job was presumed to be a cause of his cancer. This ruling may make it easier for firefighters, paramedics and EMTs to obtain workers' compensation benefits for developing cancer.

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