Sadly, work-related deaths occur much too often in the U.S., affecting residents of Illinois and other states. Workers' compensation exists to help those injured while working and can provide survivor benefits to family members after a death. In families that relied on the deceased worker for financial support, the benefits provided by worker's comp may not be enough to provide for surviving family members.
Have you heard about the "Arrive Alive" tour? A realistic impaired and distracted driving simulator is making rounds through the nation in this important tour. Just this week, the tour made a stop at Illinois Wesleyan University so that young people in the area can safely experience the effect of alcohol and drugs on one's ability to drive.
Car accidents are some of the most unpredictable events a person may experience. Some victims walk away with barely a scratch while others suffer catastrophic injuries or even death. Regardless of the amount of damage to the vehicles in such accidents, it is nearly impossible to predict whether someone will suffer an injury.
Transporting children to and from school can challenging. Whether you will be driving your child to and from school or they will be commuting on their own, it's important to establish the importance of safety in this routine.
An excellent blog post on the Skilled Motorcyclist Association website details how a motorcycle helmet saved the life of one man's son. The father said that his son had recently moved to a new city from their hometown. The father was driving a pickup truck loaded with his son's belongings at approximately 60 mph. The son was following at the same speed on a yellow Yamaha motorcycle when another driver pulled out in front of him.