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February 13, 2020

Ladder and Scaffolding Accidents

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), about 2.3 million construction workers in the United States regularly work on scaffolds. In major cities like Chicago, thousands of construction workers, painters, window washers, and laborers climb up on and...

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February 13, 2020

Explosion Injuries

Explosives can be extremely dangerous. In a heartbeat, an explosion or blast can turn an individual’s world upside down — causing catastrophic personal injuries, death, and destruction of life, limb and property, not to mention loss of livelihood. If you...

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February 13, 2020

Electrocution Injuries

Electrical current is extremely dangerous. According to OSHA, electrocution accidents are the third leading cause of death to construction workers in the United States. Only falls and being struck by objects claim more lives than electrical accidents. Workers engaged with...

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February 13, 2020

Electrical Accident Injuries

Contact with electricity can cause devastating personal injuries and often results in electrocution. There are many different ways that the mishandling of electrical power can cause injury or death. Electrical injuries and electrocution are often a result of the negligence...

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February 13, 2020

Asbestos and Mesothelioma

Exposure to asbestos is common among blue collar professionals, and unfortunately, often those family members who have lived under the same roof with them. Over time, workers and their families can be continually exposed to asbestos, and effects of those...

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February 13, 2020

Construction Accidents

Over 9 million people nationwide work in the construction industry. U.S. workers employed in the construction industry make up approximately 6 percent of the country’s workforce, but they suffer from about 20 percent of all work-related fatalities. The construction industry...

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February 13, 2020

Defective Stryker Hip Replacement Injuries

While refinements in hip replacement devices have allowed patients to lead more active lifestyles and receive hip implants at even younger ages, the Chicago Stryker hip replacement lawyers at HM&M believe that many of these devices are defective because they...

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February 13, 2020

Defective Hip Implant Injuries

As medical technology has advanced over the past six decades, artificial hip manufacturers have developed new materials, designs, and techniques that have reduced recovery time and have allowed increased levels of activity after surgery. Some hip implants, however, are defective...

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