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Guiding the Future of Workers’ Classifications

One of the greatest challenges facing the 21st century economy is that of providing freelance employees, also referred to as independent contractors, the same rights and privileges granted to those... Read More

Car Accidents On The Rise

According to data collected by the Illinois Department of Transportation, the rate of car crashes and fatalities is steadily increasing. In 2013, there were 782 motor vehicle accidents per day, the highest on record since 2008. Safety experts blame a variety of factors for the increase in fatalities including lower gas prices and an improving economy which encourages more...
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Is Air Travel Still Safe?

With so many airline crashes in the news, one has to wonder if it's safe to fly anymore. Despite the threat of terrorist attacks, bombs and mid-air explosions, the International Air Transport Association assures passengers around the globe that air travel is still safe. According to recent data, 2015 was a safer year for air travel than 2013 or 2014. In 2015, over 3 billion...
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Tesla Crash Raises Questions About Accident Liability

Federal investigators revealed that a fatal accident involving a Tesla self-driving vehicle and a semi-truck occurred while the Tesla was under computer control. The fatal accident happened in Williston, Florida when the Tesla failed to brake after a semi-truck turned in front of the car. The crash raises questions about reliance on driving technology. After the accident,...
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Five Common Injuries that Occur in Auto Accidents

According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are five types of injuries that commonly occur from auto accidents. In Illinois accidents, an auto accident lawyer Chicago often represents clients who sustain one or all of these common injuries in a single accident. Five Common Auto Accident Injuries Head and Brain Injuries –...
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Employees Denied Workers Compensation Entitled to an Appeal

Workers' compensation claims are denied for reasons ranging from insufficient documentation to questions about the validity of the claim. A Chicago workers' comp attorney can help prepare and pursue an appeal of the denial. Common Reasons that Claims are Denied Injury is not reported on time (In Illinois it must be reported within 45 days of the injury) Claim is not...
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Illinois Health Club Injuries

Health club injuries can range from minor sprains and pulled muscles to serious slip and fall injuries. With exercise equipment and heavy lifting, health club injuries are common, so most Illinois clubs have liability waivers in their contracts to protect against potential lawsuits with a Chicago injury lawyer. Thousands of people are hurt each year in gyms and health clubs...
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Accidental Shootings On The Rise In Chicago

Accidental gun violence is becoming an epidemic in the United States, leading to more than 7700 injuries between 2001 and 2010. Victims of accidental gunshots may pursue compensation for their injuries with the help of an accident lawyer. Gun owners are exposed to liability in three ways. Failure To Secure The Weapon Illinois gun laws make it a crime for a gun owner to...
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Jet Bridges Can Be a Gateway to a Serious Injury

Jet bridges provide a gateway to the world that millions of people every day walk across. While these seemingly innocuous pieces of machinery appear safe, they are in fact some of the most dangerous places travelers or airline workers will traverse in the course of their journey. These jet bridges pose a very real danger of serious injury or death. The bridge and the stairs...
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PTSD Poses a Long-Term Health Risk for Workers

Traumatic events can cause severe psychological damage that can persist for years, even decades after the event transpired. A workers' compensation lawyer in Illinois can help individuals file claims for the long-term damage witnessing, or experiencing traumatic events can create. Understanding PTSD Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychiatric condition that affects up to...
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