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Work-Related Deaths Archives

Workers can be exposed to toxic substances

Even though progress has been made in removing toxins such as lead, asbestos and DDT from certain products, new chemicals and artificial ingredients have made their way into everyday consumer products and building materials. Sometimes toxic materials get into the water and air, where we can't avoid them.

Chicago winters can be deadly for some workers

Anyone whose job requires them to work outdoors during Chicago's brutal winters knows that they have to take precautions to prevent illnesses and injuries caused by extreme cold. Employers are required by the Occupational Safety and Health Act to keep workplaces, even when the outdoors in the workplace, as safe as possible for their employees.

Health care professionals face unique risks for workplace assault

We've seen too many instances of workplace deaths in recent years, whether it's teachers being killed by an armed assailant or a terminated co-worker returning to exact vengeance on those he believed wronged him. However, hospital employees face the potential for being harmed at work for a number of reasons.

  • Foundation
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Association For Justice