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When Employers Fail to Carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Under Illinois law, employers are required to carry workers' compensation insurance, and when they don't, they may face criminal penalties along with civil liability. An estimated 90 percent of... Read More

Trump Administration May Prompt Surge in Occupational Disease Claims

One of President Trump's first executive actions in 2017 was to impose a federal hiring freeze on civilian employees. This freeze is expected to prompt a surge in occupational disease claims and other types of workers compensation claims filed by a workers comp attorney. Impact of the Federal Hiring Freeze President Trump's federal hiring freeze will have an impact on...
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When You Want the Best Car Accident Attorney

The number of automobile accidents and the rates of injuries and fatalities are on the rise throughout the country. When a driver, passenger, or pedestrian are involved in an automobile accident, it is important to retain a lawyer who understands and knows the most effective way to apply Illinois law when bringing a car accident claim to court. The Importance of Hiring the...
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Common Causes of Workers’ Compensation Denials

Despite meritorious claims, workers are denied benefits through workers' compensation every day. Employers and their insurance carriers have a vested interest in denying as many claims as possible to avoid having to pay large payouts. Some reasons employers may deny workers' compensation claims include: Injury Was Not Reported Soon Enough One of the most common reasons a...
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The Spectrum of Impaired Driving: Prescription Drugs to Alcohol

Driving under the influence is intimately connected in popular consciousness with drinking and driving. However, impaired driving runs the gamut from legitimate prescriptions and insufficient sleep to illegal narcotics and alcohol. Many people are involved in an impaired driving accident because they did not appreciate the nature of their impairment and how it could influence...
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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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Are Injuries that Occur at Employer-Sponsored Events Compensable?

When workers suffer injuries while attending company-sponsored events in Illinois, employers may be liable for damages under certain circumstances. Under the Illinois Workers Compensation Act, an employer's liability for injuries sustained is determined by whether the sponsored event or activity is considered voluntary or mandatory. Although Illinois courts have frequently...
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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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Do Electric Vehicles Pose Additional Hazards in a Crash?

Electric vehicles can pose dangers of fire and electric shock in motor vehicle accidents due to high voltage electricity. The U.S. Fire Administration recommends that all persons involved in electric vehicle accidents follow safety tips to prevent serious injuries often seen by a Chicago accident lawyer in electric vehicle crashes. Are Electric Vehicles Safe to Drive? In...
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Helping clients in the following areas:Our firm handles workers' compensation and personal injury claims in Chicago, Berwyn, Joliet, Cicero, Waukegan, Chicago Heights, Elgin, Oak Park, Oak Lawn, Schaumburg, Bolingbrook, Glendale Heights, Aurora, Niles, Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, Naperville, Plainfield and all of Cook, DuPage, Lake, Will, McHenry, LaSalle, Kankakee, McLean and Peoria Counties.

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