Distracted Driving and the Liability of Remote Texters

It's common sense that driving while distracted is a dangerous combination. From sending text messages to talking on a cell phone, distracted driving caused by the use of cell phones and tablets is... Read More

7 Signs You Might Be a Victim of Medical Malpractice

Doctors and other healthcare professionals are often your most trusted confidants and supporters. Their goal should always be to promote your health and well-being, and to provide well-researched and experienced diagnosis, consultation and treatment for whatever ails you. However, this isn't always the case and when misdiagnosis, poor treatment or surgical negligence occurs,...
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Do Contract Workers Qualify for Workers’ Comp Claims?

Non-employees working on a company site are covered for workplace-related claims. But it’s important to seek medical care from the employer’s provider. American workers increasingly labor away in an independent contractor environment. Much controversy surrounds this, largely due to often-diminished compensation and the union-busting nature of how it is implemented. In San...
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Where Does an Airline Employee File a Workers’ Comp Claim if an Injury Occurred While Traveling?

Where the worker was hired matters more than where the accident occurred. But flight attendants, baggage handlers and others have rules to follow. Turbulence in flight might make passengers nervous. But for flight attendants, it can be the cause of serious injury that may ground them for months or years, sometimes ending their careers. A survey of accidents by the Federal...
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When Are Work Injuries Sufficient to Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?

An injury should be covered by your employer’s workers comp insurance if the costs are real, including whether or not you are able to return to work. In Illinois, there is some uncertainty for the future of workers’ compensation claims due to efforts by the new governor to toughen requirements for workers to prove they are eligible for benefits. The state legislature is...
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Would a Contagious Disease Contracted at Work Qualify for Workers’ Comp in Illinois?

It might, but that depends on the nature of the work. Employers have incentives to prevent illness and injury from ever happening. The Ebola scare of 2014 alerted many workers to the worries of contagious and sometimes deadly diseases present in healthcare facilities. This was of greatest concern to emergency medical technicians – ambulance personnel – as well as ER and...
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