Alton car wash employee dies in ‘tragic accident’ after car accelerates into ditch | Law and order | stltoday.com

An Alton car wash employee was washing windows when police believe his foot accidentally hit the gas pedal.

Source: Alton car wash employee dies in ‘tragic accident’ after car accelerates into ditch | Law and order | stltoday.com

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Illinois law gives death benefits for a fatal work injury accident. Spouse or dependents are entitled to recover. This tragic incident would be covered.

 

 

Sheriff’s office: Athens woman uses social media while brandishing gun

With two young children in her car, an Athens woman recorded herself on social media brandishing a gun and making threats as she followed another woman Sunday, according to the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office.Brooke M. Tapscott, 24, was booked into the Sangamon County Jail on possible charges of unlawful possession of a weapon, aggravated assault and possession of a controlled substance.The latter charge was because deputies discovered a pill bottle that Tapscott did not have a

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Perfect example of what not to do.

Whether you have a criminal case, work injury, motor vehicle injury case, or social security disability claim make sure that you do not do stupid things on social media. This can and will be used against you to attack your claim. The result will be dismissal of your case or seriously diminished damages as a result.

Watch Out- Danger in Completing Workers Compensation Forms

This is a cautionary tale to protect the value of your Illinois Workers’ Compensation case.

The forms you complete at the beginning of your work injury are very important and may make the difference between winning and losing.

Just imagine that you have sustained a work injury and work wants you to complete forms for off work pay and an incident report.

Suppose that you complete the form and you mark it is not a work related injury, or fail to mark that it is work related.

Or suppose that you complete the doctor office form and mark that it is not work related, or fail to mark that it is work related.

The Arbitrators and Workers’ Compensation Insurance companies pay close attention to these forms.

Some people initially will fail to tell others that it is a work related injury. There may be a variety of reasons: I misunderstood. I didn’t know that a gradual onset injury over time was a really a work injury. I was afraid they would fire me. I did not know who pay the bills.

Changing your story later will lead to all kinds of trouble.

The Arbitrator and Workers’ Compensation Insurance company will often take the position that there was no work injury because you told them so at the beginning of the case.

Do yourself a favor and report all work injuries in writing, immediately.

Confused? Uncertain? Make sure to discuss it with an experienced lawyer right away. Feel free to contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

 

 

Death by Forklift is Really the PITs — Occupational Health & Safety

Source: Death by Forklift is Really the PITs — Occupational Health & Safety

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OSHA safety tips. You do not want to have to see an Illinois Workers’ Compensation attorney because it means you were injured. You especially do not want to have your family see a work comp lawyer.

LeRoy officer injured while making arrest | Local Crime & Courts | pantagraph.com

LEROY — A LeRoy police officer was injured while arresting a Nebraska man on multiple charges late Sunday night.

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An officer injured in the course of performing his duties is entitled to Illinois Workers’ Compensation benefits. It does not matter that the person who the officer arrested intentionally caused his injuries. The officer will be provided paid medical benefits, off work pay, and a settlement for the value of his injuries.