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IL injury lawyerPeople go to work every day without ever thinking about the risks they face when they walk in the company door. Employees hardly consider if they are developing a long-term injury or serious illness from the tasks they are completing while on the clock. Because workplace injuries are much more common than any of us would like to think, all members of the workforce should be aware of the common causes behind those injuries and the steps to take in the event they experience one.

Common Causes of Workplace Injuries

There are certain jobs that come to mind when discussing workplace injuries. This list may include construction workers, steelworkers, and roofers. Realistically, however, some of the most common job-related injuries can happen in just about any setting, including an office cubical.

Examples of some of the most common causes of workplace injuries include:

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pharmacy malpractice lawyerWe tend to trust that when we go to the pharmacy to pick up our prescription medication, we will be given the correct prescription that is safe for us to take. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Pharmacists can make errors just like doctors and nurses can. Medication errors can have serious repercussions. Taking the wrong medication or the wrong combination of medications can cause serious reactions. People can become seriously ill or even die as a result of a pharmacy error. If your pharmacist made a mistake and you were harmed by it, you may be able to hold them liable for medical malpractice. If you believe that you have been harmed by a pharmacy mix-up, your first step should be to speak to a lawyer.

What Types of Pharmacy Errors Can Cause Harm?

It can sometimes be difficult to identify a pharmaceutical error as the source of a medical problem. More serious errors can cause sudden illness that requires emergency care, in which case it may be somewhat obvious what happened. Other errors are more insidious and can cause gradual harm over time that is not discovered until much later. Common harmful pharmacy errors include: 

  • Wrong medication - This is one of the more egregious errors. When a pharmacist inadvertently gives a patient the wrong medication entirely, it can cause very serious effects. Additionally, the patient might be further harmed by not having the condition the original prescription was for appropriately treated. 

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Premises liability lawsuits can happen when a person gets hurt on property someone else owns or manages. However, not all injuries that occur on someone else’s property are grounds for a lawsuit. There are some specific rules that help courts determine whether the owner or manager of a property is liable to the injured person. Whether you can recover compensation for your injuries depends on a number of facts and circumstances, including whether you had permission to be on the property and how the accident happened. If you were injured on another person’s property and want to know whether you can bring a premises liability suit, you will need to consult an attorney.

Who Can Bring a Premises Liability Case?

The type of duty a property owner or manager has to keep others on his premises safe largely depends on whether the injured person was supposed to be there. “Invitees” have a business purpose for entering, like a repairman you invite into your home. “Licensees” are social guests, like neighbors you invite over for a barbeque. For these visitors, a property owner must either fix any dangerous conditions or warn visitors about the danger. A retail manager, for example, must either dry a wet floor or use a “wet floor” sign.

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Arlington height car crash lawyerAnyone who has experienced a Chicago winter can tell you how bad our weather can get. When our city gets a winter storm, the roads can become dangerous very quickly. Even careful drivers can sometimes hit a patch of ice and skid, but most accidents are preventable. During the winter, careful drivers take certain steps to reduce the likelihood of getting into a crash. Negligent drivers may act as if they have not noticed how bad the road conditions are. If you get hurt during a wintertime car accident, contact an attorney. Snow can quickly cover up critical evidence like tire tracks or even pieces of damaged vehicles very quickly. 

What Careless Mistakes Lead to Winter Motor Vehicle Accidents in the Chicago Area?

The first thing our attorneys try to do - after making sure that you are safe and getting any needed medical care - is identify the negligent behavior that caused the at-fault driver to crash into you. Some common examples of negligence we see during the winter include: 

  • Speed - Driving the posted speed limit can amount to negligence if the conditions make it unsafe to drive at that speed. When there is snow or ice or poor visibility, drivers are responsible for slowing down to an appropriate and safe speed. 

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shutterstock_733006537.jpg Car accidents in which a vehicle tips or rolls over are among the deadliest types of crashes. Many vehicles are not designed to handle being flipped over, which can result in very serious injuries for the occupants. Rollover accidents are often preventable. It often requires quite significant carelessness on the part of the at-fault driver to cause another vehicle to roll. If you are injured in one of these very dangerous accidents, you will likely need emergency medical care. 

As soon as you are able to, it is important to call an attorney. Evidence at these crash scenes is often disturbed very quickly, sometimes by first responders attempting to rescue victims trapped in an overturned car. The sooner your attorney is able to begin their own investigation, the more likely it is that they will find critical evidence at the accident site. 

What Types of Driver Negligence Leads to Rollover Accidents?

It normally takes significant force or speed to flip a vehicle over. Some types of vehicles that are top-heavy, such as jeeps, SUVs, and pickup trucks are more likely to be tipped or rolled, although rollover accidents can happen to any car as well. Common causes of rollover accidents include: 

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