When Technology Turns Against Motorists

Voice activated controls, electronic keylocks, GPS directions, integration of smartphones and internet platforms. These technologies are becoming increasingly standard equipment on vehicles throughout America. While these advancements have made driving easier, they’ve also made it considerably more dangerous. That’s because hackers have figured out how to hack into these systems and take control over the […]

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Wearing Technological Proof of Personal Injury

Personal fitness technology is evolving at a phenomenal rate. New devices and apps for smartphones have made it possible to show precisely when, and in some cases, how, an injury has taken place. Devices such as Apple’s iPhone and Fitbit Activity Trackers collect and store everything from GPS data to heart rate. This information can […]

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Howard Ankin argues that recent accident shows increased dangers of winter weather

A 22-year-old worker in Joliet lost his life on February 13 after getting pinned between two tractors. The man was working at CenterPoint Intermodal Center when the accident occurred. Howard Ankin, a workers’ compensation attorney in Chicago, cautioned that these types of accidents are more prevalent during winter months because tractors and other work vehicles […]

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Howard Ankin says new study shows dangers of arc flashes

A six year collaborative study from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) shows that workplace arc flashes could be more dangerous than originally thought. The two organizations reviewed more than 1,000 arc flash accidents to gain a better understanding of these types of incidents. Workers’ compensation […]

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Ankin Law Office Says Study Shows Illinois Can Improve Worker Safety

Chicago accident attorney Howard Ankin says that a new study from financial website Wallethub shows that while Illinois may be one of the safer states to drive in, it’s not as safe as it should be for workers. Financial site Wallethub recently ranked Illinois as the eighth safest state in which to live in the […]

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Howard Ankin supports push for Social Security disability fix

On April 9, Social Security Administration representatives gave a House subcommittee sobering news about the disability program’s financial status. The Social Security disability program is scheduled to begin having shortfalls in 2016. The agency has been reviewing cases to find opportunities to save money. However, an agency representative said that they could clear all of […]

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Howard Ankin opposes Social Security budget proposal

A little-known wrinkle in President Obama’s most recent budget proposal could have a significant impact on millions of disabled workers. The proposed change would prohibit individuals who receive disability benefits from also receiving unemployment benefits. Supporters of the proposal say it would save nearly $3.2 billion over 10 years. Opponents of the change say it […]

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