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You may have heard of product liability, but what exactly is it?

When you go to a store here in Springfield or go online to shop, you probably look around for a product that fits your needs and that doesn't break your wallet. You may assume that, since a particular product is available for sale, the company that made it tested it to ensure its safety.

The most common types of traffic accidents invovling bicycles

If you are one of the many Illinois residents who enjoys cycling, you are likely be aware of the risks you face every time you take to the road. Many drivers of cars and commercial vehicles do not lookout for bicycle riders, nor do they allow cyclists their rightful space on the streets. Unfortunately, this attitude of motor vehicle operators can cause tragic accidents.

Are pedestrians facing increased danger?

There are many reasons why Illinois residents would choose to walk as a form of transportation instead of driving or riding in a car. It is easier and can be significantly cheaper to walk, as well providing significant health benefits. While there are more people choosing this mode of transportation, the number of accidents involving pedestrians is on the rise as well.

How safe is your workplace?

No matter how long you have been working at the same Illinois company, you may be great risk for injury on the job. Some jobs are undoubtedly more dangerous than others; then again, you could trip over a turned-up corner of carpet at the office and wind up flat on your back in a hospital bed. Even if you are not a fire fighter, construction worker or railroad employee, it doesn't necessarily mean you are not at risk for accidents in the workplace.

Protect your neck at work and play

A neck injury that occurs in the blink of an eye can leave you struggling to regain function for a long time. You might need rehabilitation for months, and even then it might change your life forever. Your neck can be vulnerable and prone to injury from a myriad of different things in the workplace.

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.

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