Facing the prospect of filing a workers' compensation insurance claim to recover benefits is one of those things that can elicit a heavy sigh. No matter how solid you believe your claim to be, you may feel you will have to fight for every bit of compensation you get. In the end, questions may linger about whether you lost out on any benefits because you just didn't know the system.
With so many expansion and maintenance projects underway on Illinois and other state roadways every day, avoiding road construction is virtually impossible. For many drivers, these work zones can be a highly dangerous place to navigate. In fact, work-zone crashes are on the rise across the state and nation, and there are a number of different factors that together make work zones a hazardous place to be.
When we hear the phrase “distracted driving,” we often think of texting. This is with good reason, as texting is a particularly invasive distraction that involves three distinct components. There is the manual aspect, which involves taking a hand off the wheel, the visual component in which the driver takes his or her eyes off the road, and the cognitive element wherein the driver is too busy focusing his or her mental energy on the text conversation to pay much attention to the road ahead.
The temptation to check one’s social media can arise quite often for people these days. The ease of access to social media accounts that smartphones provide contributes to this. So, too does how big of a part such sites have come to play in everyday social life.
Nighttime poses special risks for traffic safety, including pedestrian safety. Among the things that have very big impacts on drivers’ ability to respond to these risks is visibility level.
Technology could lead to many new tools coming into the workplace. One such emerging tool is the exoskeleton. Broadly speaking, industrial exoskeletons are devices that are designed to work in tandem with a worker’s body to help the worker with physical tasks. They can be powered or passive. Also, they can vary in size and in the types of physical tasks they are aimed at helping workers with.