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Safe + Sound Week 2019

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is administering their third annual Safe + Sound Week to promote workplace safety from August 12-19, 2019. This program is designed to encourage every workplace to have a reliable safety and health program. For the past three years, one week in August is designated as Safe + Sound Week [….]


Top Attorneys in Downstate Illinois

The Leading Lawyers selections have been released in the May 2019 edition of the Leading Lawyers Consumer Edition magazine. We are proud to announce that both founding partner Jim Spiros and partner Sandy Loeb have both been recognized this year. The selection process for creating the list of Leading Lawyers and designating awards consists of [….]


Spiros Law attorney Sandra Loeb secures medical device and worker’s compensation benefits for injured Walmart employee in Kankakee

The team at is proud of the recent victory secured by attorney Sandra Loeb on behalf of our client in Kankakee. The client was injured on July 3rd, 2012 while performing her duties as an overnight stocker for Walmart, when she felt something in her back “pop” as she was unloading a pallet of sugar. [….]


Study shows drop in workers’ compensation benefits paid in Illinois versus the rest of the country

According to a study released by the National Academy of Social Insurance (the Academy) and republished by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, there was a significant drop in workers compensation benefits paid in Illinois, especially when compared with the rest of the country. The study indicates that there was a 19.3% decrease between 2011 and [….]


Attorney Sandra K. Loeb successful in workers’ compensation appeal

Congratulations to Spiros Law Partner, Sandra K. Loeb, on her recent successful appeal. Sandra was assisted in the appeal by Associate Matthew J. Duco. The opinion can be read here. The claimant filed a workers’ compensation claim for injuries sustained following a slip and fall in her employer’s parking lot. Prior to arbitration, the claimant [….]


Crashed train carrying oil still burning in Illinois

A BNSF Railway freight train was carrying oil when it derailed in northwestern Illinois, and 24 hours later, it was still burning at the crash site near where a tributary meets the Mississippi River, NPR reported on March 7. This is the third fiery crash in three weeks of oil trains carrying crude oil from the Bakken area of [….]


Freeway Accident Takes Life of Paparazzo Taking Photographing Bieber’s Ferrari

A photographer died after he was hit by a motorist after taking pictures of a car belonging to Justin Bieber. On New Year’s Day, Christopher J. Guerra, 29, was taking pictures of a Ferrari registered to Beiber involved in a traffic stop. The vehicle was on the side ofL.A.’s Sepulveda Boulevard near the Getty Center [….]


OSHA Investigating Truck Driver’s Death at His Workplace

  A truck driver’s death at a Bensenville freight and distribution center has launched an investigation by federal safety officials.   Worth resident Martin Sum, 57, was performing a routine safety check before leaving on January 7th. While performing the check, Sum became pinned between the open door of his truck and a post at [….]


Southside Fire Sends Firefighter to Hospital with Knee Injury

Last week, a Chicago firefighter was injured while fighting a blaze in the Englewood neighborhood. On December 20th, a fire broke out at a building at 6231 S. Racine Avenue at approximately 2:00 p.m. According to officials, the fire was on the first and second floors of the structure and spread to a building adjacent [….]


Accident on Interstate 55 Kills State Trooper

A state trooper was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer truck on Monday morning during a normal traffic stop alongside Interstate 55 near Litchfield. On the morning of November 26th, motorcycle unit Illinois State trooper Kyle Deatherage had stopped a motorist in the northbound lanes of I-55 near mile marker 62. Just before 9:00 a.m. [….]