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February 2019 Archives

Taking action after your construction injury claim was denied

If you suffered a work-related injury as a construction worker in Illinois, it is likely that you were not able to work for a significant amount of time afterward. The construction industry requires that their workers are physically able to lift and operate machinery. If you become physically injured, you may even need to consider a change of career in the long term.

What the NTSB wants to see happen this year

The National Transportation Safety Board has come out with its 2019-2020 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety, and six of the 10 items relate to trucks or truck drivers. The top item on the list is to eliminate distracted driving. The NTSB recommends that drivers not be allowed to use handheld electronic devices while driving in Illinois or any state. An exception would be made for those using a device to get directions.

Road Safe America urges speed limiting on large truck fleets

As the number of large truck deaths continues to rise, the highway safety non-profit Road Safe America urges truck fleet owners in Illinois and across the U.S. to incorporate vehicle safety technology. One device they recommend is automatic emergency braking, which alerts drivers to stationary or slow-moving objects and applies the brakes when drivers do not react in time.