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Timothy Malloy

Bicyclist suffered serious injuries after crashing into steel gate cable lying on road, lawsuit alleges

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A bicyclist claims he suffered serious injuries after crashing into a steel gate cable lying across a road. Brian Ewing filed suit Oct. 2 against the owner of a parcel of land that allegedly allowed the cable and wood post to become detached from the rest of the gate. The plaintiff filed suit against Paul D. Nance and a family…

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Company Fined Nearly $1.6M After 4 Workers Killed in Illinois Plant Explosion

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Federal workplace safety officials have levied $1,591,176 in penalties against a silicon chemical products manufacturer after four employees suffered fatal injuries in an explosion and fire at the company’s Waukegan, Illinois, plant on May 3, 2019 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) also cited AB Specialty Silicones LLC for 12 willful federal safety violations and…

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Comp benefits paid to workers continue decline: Study

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Workers compensation benefits paid to injured workers continue to decline, although covered employment and wages have continued to rise, according to study released Thursday by the National Academy of Social Insurance. In 2017, $62 billion in workers compensation benefits were paid, but medical benefits declined nearly 20% between 2013 and 2017 and cash benefits declined just under 17% in this…

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Worker alleges Amazon distribution center’s negligence led to fall

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An alleged trip and fall at an Amazon fulfillment center in Edwardsville has prompted a lawsuit as the plaintiff alleges the online retail giant and the owners of the facility are liable for his injuries. Jimmy Horneman filed suit Sept. 26 in St. Clair County Circuit against Amazon, which rents the property at Lakeview Corporate Drive in Edwardsville, and the…

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Cardinal Pump employee alleges unlawful firing after workers’ comp claim

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An employee of a St. Clair County company alleges he was fired unlawfully after being injured at work and applying for benefits. Arlando V. Lusk filed suit Sept. 26 against Cardinal Pump Company in St. Clair County Circuit Court, alleging violations of the Workers’ Compensation Act along and “willful and wanton” conduct. Cardinal Pump, which distributes pumps, did not immediately…

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Madison schools must face injured student’s suit, COA rules

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Madison Consolidated Schools on Wednesday lost an appeal of a summary judgment denial in a lawsuit brought by a former student who was injured in a school bus crash. Trisha Thurston was a 16-year-old student passenger who was severely injured when a Madison school bus hit a guardrail on Interstate 64 in Floyd County in September 2014. The school’s insurer,…

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Ammunition manufacturer, gun distributor, seller, deny responsibility for man’s vision loss

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An ammunition manufacturer, a gun distributor, and a store have all denied any liability for the loss of vision in one eye of a man who alleges a faulty gun and bullet were to blame. Johnny J. Markus filed suit in Madison County Circuit Court against Federal Cartridge Co., Du Page Trading and Precision Outfitters, alleging negligence and implied warranty….

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Workers comp medical cost trends vary: WCRI

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Medical payments for workers compensation claims grew in several states between 2012 and 2017, but legislative changes in some states have reduced comp payments, according to studies released Thursday by the Workers Compensation Research Institute. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based WCRI examined trends in payments, prices and utilization of medical care for injured workers in 18 states, representing more than 60% of…

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Opioids cost employers $96B in lost productivity: Study

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U.S. employers lost $96 billion in lost productivity costs between 2015 and 2018 due to the opioid epidemic, according to a study released Tuesday by the Society of Actuaries. The Schaumburg, Illinois-based association concluded that costs associated with absenteeism, reduced labor force participation, opioid-related incarceration and employer costs for workers compensation and disability benefits make up 15% of total costs…

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