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Motorcycle accidents: Head-on crash kills 2 in Illinois

Head-on collisions have the unfortunate chance of proving dangerous under virtually any circumstance. However, when a motorcycle is involved, the chances that those involved may suffer serious injuries or worse is even greater, as motorcycle accidents can have disastrous consequences. A recent collision in which a vehicle crossed into oncoming lanes and struck a motorcycle has claimed the lives of two individuals in Illinois.

The accident is said to have taken place at around 8:40 p.m. on a recent Saturday. Initial investigations indicate the crash occurred when the driver of a westbound truck suddenly lost control of the vehicle and crossed into oncoming lanes. The truck proceeded to strike a nearby motorcycle head-on shortly thereafter, subsequently forcing the driver and a passenger to be ejected from the bike.

Workers’ compensation: When and where are injuries covered?

Although it is supposed to be simple and straightforward, workers’ compensation can be a confusing mix of rules, exceptions and caveats. It’s not always clear which injuries are covered, which scenarios count as work-related and where an employee needs to be when an injury happens (in order to be eligible for benefits).

In today’s post, we’ll give you a basic overview (but not a comprehensive one) that hopefully clears up some confusion.

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