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.

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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.

Father of woman who died after being found unconscious in Des Peres police cell sues city | Law and order | stltoday.com

Jennifer L. Newman was found unconscious in Des Peres police holding cell and died three days later.

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These type of lawsuits rely on failure to properly monitor inmates, failure to provide needed medical treatment, or failure to follow proper procedures. They are often difficult to prove. However, the victims have either died or suffered extreme injuries which may result in high settlement amounts.

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.