July 2014 In the News

On July 17-19, 2014 Howard Ankin attended the PILMA summit at the Hiatt Regency in Rosemont. On July 10, 2014 Howard Ankin went to a Breast Cancer charity event. On July 8, 2014 Ankin Law Office staff attended a picnic for Teamsters Local 743 members at Rush Hospital. Ankin Law staff chatted with union members and […]

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Even Mild Concussions Cause Serious Problems

Concussions – even mild ones – can have serious and long-lasting consequences. As we have seen in several high-profile cases, traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions, have been linked to a number of lifelong medical problems, including depression, fatigue, sleep problems, and increased risk for stroke. In fact, the suicides of several well-known former football players, including Junior Seau, […]

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Safety Problems and Injury Risks in the Construction Industry

The construction industry is one of the largest industries in the country, employing nearly 9 million people, but it is also one of the most dangerous. As we recounted, a report of 2012 data from the Center for Construction Research and Training showed that construction fatalities increased for the first time since 2006, with 849 […]

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2014 Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation Law Round-Up

Here’s what other personal injury and worker’s compensation lawyers have been talking about during the month of June: Legal Remedies for Patients Harmed by Unsafe Injection Practices (Protect Patients Blog).This article follows up on one of its previous articles regarding shoddy injection practices by certain healthcare providers. In the article “Safe Injection Practices Are Not […]

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Traffic Deaths Decrease in Almost All States

Traffic deaths decreased nationwide by nearly 23 percent between 2005 and 2012, according to a study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. Researchers attribute the reduction in traffic fatalities, in part, to safer vehicles that include technologies such as anti-lock brakes, collision-avoidance systems, and stability control. Traffic fatalities for the first half of […]

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What to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you are thinking of contacting a personal injury lawyer, it is likely because you or a loved one was injured in an accident. You are probably feeling scared, confused, and angry, among a number of other emotions. Making the decision to contact a personal injury lawyer is the first step in securing your financial […]

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Why You Need to Pay Attention to ATV Safety Warnings

All-terrain vehicles, or ATVS, are powerful and dangerous machines that can cause serious and catastrophic injuries, as evidenced by the paralyzing injury to U.S. Olympic Swimmer Amy Van Dyken who severed her spine in an ATV accident last month. Because ATVs are so dangerous, they come with a number of safety warnings and recommendations regarding […]

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Benefits of Chicago’s Proposed Bike Lanes

Chicago is a biking and walking town. Not only do Chicago’s streets see a significant amount of motor vehicle traffic, but bicyclists and pedestrians as well. Given the significant number of bicyclists that share Chicago’s roadways with vehicles, the city is considering removing a lane of traffic in each direction along Milwaukee Avenue in Jefferson […]

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NHTSA Releases Motorcycle Safety Recommendations

Motorcycle safety is of utmost importance, particularly in the summer months when motorcyclists are on the road in greater numbers. Accordingly, as part of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a consumer advisory brochure reminding motorists to share the road with motorcyclists in order to reduce the number of […]

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Prevalence of Work Injuries in Restaurant Industry

The restaurant industry sees its fair share of work-related injuries, but restaurants seem to be a particularly dangerous place for teens to work. According to a Health Day article, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimates that about 44,800 injuries were sustained by teenage restaurant workers over a two-year period. Of those […]

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