Here’s why things could get worse: the closure of businesses during the pandemic has idled buildings everywhere, causing water to stagnate in pipes and other parts of a structure’s water systems. The stagnant water is a breeding ground for Legionella bacteria, which can increase the risk for Legionnaires’ disease to break out in any enclosed space such as an office building or hotel.
In some instances, you don’t need to be on the property of your employer to suffer a work-related injury.
Reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease are on the rise. Capron & Avgerinos has collected millions of dollars on behalf of individuals and the families of individuals who have contracted Legionnaires’ disease.
If you are injured on the job in Illinois, don’t assume the worst. Always look into your options for workers’ compensation, even if you are an independent contractor.
The use of medical marijuana is a dynamic issue, and it’s important that you stay abreast of the topic if you are considering applying for its use in Illinois.