Meatpacking – The Hidden Dangers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has called meatpacking the most dangerous industry in the country, resulting in illnesses and injuries to over 40,000 workers each year. With such a high risk of... Read More

Howard Ankin Wins Case Before Illinois Appellate Court

Howard Ankin In June I argued before the Illinois Appellate Court the case of Smart vs. Central Grocers on behalf of a claimant who suffered a workplace injury. I am very happy to report the success of this case as it has widespread ramifications for all my clients and every injured worker in the State. The employer argued that 2011 legislative changes required an...
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How to Keep your Child Safe in the Car

The leading cause of death for children under the age of 18 in the United States is motor vehicle accidents, and many of these deaths are preventable. There are several steps that drivers can take to make rides safer, for themselves and for their children. The Size of the Problem A CDC study found that over 600,000 children between the ages of 0 and 12 rode in vehicles, at...
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Medication Errors are a Prescription for Death

Medication errors are a leading cause of death for patients throughout the United States. Every year, thousands of patients are injured or killed after being prescribed the wrong medication. These prescription errors include either prescribing the wrong dose, or prescribing a medication that will cause an adverse reaction when taken with another medication....
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How an Injury Attorney in Chicago Proves Negligence

When someone sustains an injury or loses a loved one because of the negligent actions of another, an injury attorney in Chicago can help establish legal liability. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that thousands of people die and sustain serious injuries every day because of the negligence of others. In 2014, 32,675 people lost their lives in preventable car...
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Many Illinois Roads Rated in Poor Condition

While it is a fact of life for most Chicago residents, driving on Illinois roads can be perilous. Crumbling roads and bridges cause damage to vehicles and can lead to serious accidents. When it comes to damaged roads, Illinois currently rates the highest in the nation. Both its roads and bridges are deemed dangerous by safety experts....
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Dangerous Days for Teen Drivers

As the summer is starting and school is letting out, more and more teens are on the road. Those first summer days – one hundred days specifically – after Memorial Day weekend happen to be the most dangerous days for teen drivers. According to AAA, the number of teen car accident deaths increases over 16% during those dangerous days. With the increase in car accidents and...
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Alarming Number of Bystanders Injured in Chicago-Area Police Pursuits

Police shootings have dominated the headlines, however, police pursuits have injured and killed more individuals over the last several years, and the Chicago-area statistics are shockingly high. Injury and Death Rates from Police Chases on the Rise in Chicago One study by the U.S. Department of Justice referred to police pursuits as the most dangerous activity conducted by...
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How To Reduce Late Night Car Crashes

Late night car crashes will happen but increasing the available lighting can reduce the number of late night car crashes. There are generally a variety of reasons for late night car crashes. However, one of the most common reasons is human error. While driver mistakes are typically involved in many crash scenarios, there are numerous reasons that contribute to drivers making...
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When it’s a Rough Ride

Illinois has the 12th highest fatality rate in the nation for cyclists, and each year an average of 27 cyclists are killed. Many thousands more are injured when automobile drivers fail to yield, other cyclists attempt to overtake them, or poorly maintained pathways cause riders to tumble from their bikes. Ridership naturally increases with the arrival of summer. More people...
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