Illinois workers’ compensation and injuries incurred in another state

As the labor force in America becomes increasingly mobile, out-of-state worker injuries have become a serious issue for many employees. Workers’ compensation law differs from one state to another, making such cases more complicated than typical injury claims. Illinois workers who incur injuries in another state have the right to compensation for lost wages, medical […]

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October 2014 In the News

On October 14, 2014 Howard Ankin worked with iconic Chicago horror show host Svengoolie. On October 10, 2014 Howard Ankin spoke at the Museum of Broadcast Communications to a packed house for the “35 Years of Svengoolie” event. Last month, the Ankin Law Office sponsored the 7th Annual Soccer Night with the Chicago Fire, as well as, […]

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Trucking companies can be held responsible for a truck accident

When Chicago drivers take to the roads, they put an immense amount of trust in the other motorists with whom they are driving. A negligent individual can make a choice that results in serious injury for those around them at any moment. This is especially true for the drivers of large commercial vehicles. Due to […]

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Pedestrians often victims of hit-and-run accidents

No excuse for fleeing drivers Across Chicago and the nation, law enforcement officers and other legal professionals witness the rate of hit-and-runs as it continues to climb every year. The best car accident lawyer teams are increasingly faced with many pedestrian injury cases involving a driver who fled the scene. While these matters are complex […]

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Electronic records and medical errors

Many hospitals, clinics and medical offices in the Chicago area have been transitioning to a completely digital system for all of their patients’ health records. With federal law demanding that doctors and hospitals make the switch by 2015, many have already taken the opportunity and the offered incentives and completed the transition. With the new […]

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Can platooning technology prevent trucking accidents?

Cases a Chicago truck accident lawyer sees daily A Chicago truck accident lawyer understands that thousands are killed every year due to accidents with large trucks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 104,000 individuals were injured and 3,900 killed in 2012 due to accidents involving large commercial trucks, numbers that saw increases […]

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Study: Voice-activated vehicle systems cause distraction for drivers

Hands-free does not necessary mean safe When drivers opt to put hands-free devices and technology in their vehicles, they often do so under the impression that they are increasing safety for them and all those around them. This idea may come from attempts by local, state and national campaigns to end the highly prevalent practice […]

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Common errors found on Social Security Disability applications

Most people in Illinois know that the Social Security Disability denial rate is high. Unfortunately, lack of a legitimate disability is not always the reason for claim denial. Instead, denials often occur because of mistakes applicants make when claiming disability benefits. Medical evidence errors Many applicants fail to provide appropriate medical evidence to support their […]

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Drunk Illinois woman causes car accident after her release from jail for DUI

Auto accident attorneys see many repeat DUI offenses An Illinois woman has been incarcerated and is currently facing charges for recently causing a series of accidents on the Tri-State Tollway near Elmhurst. The Chicago Tribune reports that the 59-year-old woman was allegedly driving while intoxicated when she hit a 28-year-old Illinois State Trooper who was […]

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Third-party lawsuits and construction worksite accidents

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 8,000 American employees are injured on the job every day. Some of these injuries are relatively minor, requiring only a short recovery period. Others can be career-ending or even fatal. Many injuries on construction worksites can be traced back to a complicated set of circumstances, […]

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