Common Causes of Workers’ Compensation Denials

Welder working at construction, workers compDespite meritorious claims, workers are denied benefits through workers' compensation every day. Employers and their insurance carriers have a vested interest in denying as many cl... Read More

Fatal Flaws That Cause Automobile Accidents

Whether it is a tire that is worn and causes a vehicle to spin out of control, or a safety belt that fails to secure a passenger, faulty automotive parts can cause accidents and cost lives. Nationwide it is estimated that mechanical failures are a factor in 13% of all automobile accidents. Depending on the cause of the defect, the vehicle manufacturer, parts manufacturer,...
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Chicago Professional Sports Teams Seek Workers’ Compensation Reform

The Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox have written a letter to a state representative in a show of support for a new bill that could detrimentally affect the workers' compensation claims of injured athletes. If passed, the bill would decrease injured players' payouts by hundreds of thousands of dollars or even millions. Existing Law The existing Workers'...
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Fatal Crashes Down Compared to 2016

Fatal car crashes are down this year compared to 2016 data, though it's impossible to predict whether the trend will continue. 2016 saw an increase in traffic fatalities, with over 1,000 deaths in Illinois. Drivers should be attentive and cautious on area roadways. A Chicago auto accident attorney can answer questions after a crash occurs. Why were there more fatalities in...
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Are Your Household Cleaning Products Filled with Dangerous Chemicals?

Many common household cleaning products contain dangerous chemicals that can cause a variety of illnesses and injuries. A Chicago personal injury attorney often sees injury claims for skin rashes, respiratory problems, and chemical burns caused by household cleaning products. The Dangers of Household Cleaning Products Every year thousands of household poisonings are...
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Infections In The Neonatal ICU Remain A Major Problem

A recent Reuters investigation found that the problem of healthcare-associated infections in neonatal intensive care units is worsening and the healthcare industry appears to be covering up the problem. A study published in the Archives of Medical Science in 2012 found that healthcare-related infections was one of the leading causes of death for newborns, especially those born...
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Chicago Begins Planning for Driverless Car Future

Chicago is beginning to prepare for a future in which driverless cars share the road with human-driven cars, even as it debates the efficacy and safety of this new technology. Most automakers and experts believe that self-driven cars will begin operating commercially between 2018 and 2020, depending on the numerous hurdles that remain. Driverless Cars Driverless cars are...
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OSHA requiring employers to track workplace hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released new rules that now require employers to collect data on workplace injuries and hazards and release that information to the government and public. The purpose of the rule is to modernize data collection and better inform the public about workplace hazards. The slew of new data should also help the government...
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How Damages Are Calculated in Accident Cases

Calculating damages in injury accidents is complex, involving considerations such as disfigurement, the loss of quality of life, ongoing medical costs, losses of earning capacity, pain and suffering, increased risks of future harm caused by the injury, aggravation of pre-existing conditions, and others. A Chicago accident attorney may use experts for help with valuing his or...
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Experts Recommend Improved Vehicle Safety Laws in Illinois

Traffic fatalities have risen in the past two years in Illinois and the rest of the country, leading safety experts to review the vehicle safety laws of every state and to make recommendations about the changes that are needed. Illinois received an overall rating of "needs improvement" by the Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety because the state's laws are not considered...
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