Distracted driving has become an increasingly growing issue both across Illinois and the country. A study released earlier this year found that nearly eight in ten people admitted to talking on the phone while driving. Many also stated that they have engaged in some other sort of distracting activity, such as typing an email or text, using social media and even shopping online.
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.
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).