Motorcycle season starts in Illinois

Each year, thousands of motorcyclists in Illinois eagerly await the warm weather that will allow them to return to the roads. Sadly, though, the start of the riding season often comes with a significant number of motorcycle accidents. As any car injury lawyer knows, these accidents usually have devastating consequences. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 80 percent of motorcycle accidents result in injury or death.

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Parents of disabled children may experience depression and memory loss

Raising a disabled child can create unique challenges for Illinois parents. These parents typically face high levels of stress, misunderstanding from others and burdensome financial expenses. Additionally, the demands of caring for a disabled child can adversely affect a parent’s relationships and career. Sadly, the challenges of caregiving may also harm a parent’s personal health. […]

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Marijuana use may not automatically lead to a workers’ comp claim denial

Medicinal marijuana is now available for some Illinois residents. Recently, recreational use has also been legalized in a few states around the country. These new laws have created tension, as any injured workers lawyer in Schaumburg would explain. The laws have also raised numerous issues in non-criminal legal matters, such as workers’ compensation. Drug use […]

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Why aren’t doctors required to renew their medical license more often?

A recent study published in the Journal of Patient Safety states that between 210,000 and 440,000 patients die each year in U.S. hospitals due to preventable forms of medical harm. Chicago medical malpractice attorney should be aware that this makes medical mistakes the third leading cause of death in the nation, behind only heart disease […]

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The dangers auto mechanics face

Auto mechanics in Illinois are regularly exposed to unique job-related hazards, and their injury rates reflect this. According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data available, mechanics suffered over 15,000 injuries in 2005 alone. This figure only reflects illnesses or injuries severe enough to result in time missed from work. The number of […]

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Language barriers may increase approval for SSD benefits

Illinois has a diverse population with many residents who natively speak languages other than English. According to national Census data, 21 percent of people over age 5 spoke a non-English language at home in 2011. Of those people, 22 percent reported speaking English poorly or not at all. Limited English use can severely limit job […]

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Why aren’t hospitals doing more to protect nurses from injuries?

Nursing injuries are a rampant problem, even in the well-respected hospitals of Illinois. According to National Public Radio’s series on the subject, the annual rate of nursing injuries is over 35,000. In most cases, these injuries are the result of lifting and transporting patients. This is a serious problem that requires immediate attention, as any […]

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Data stored on aiplanes’ black boxes may help a personal injury claim

Most safety experts agree that flying is the safest from of travel in existence today. However, airplane accidents, while rare compared to car crashes, do occur with regularity. The high rate of speed and altitude at which planes travel often results in a significant amount of damage to the human body. An Illinois personal injury […]

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Workplace bullying can lead to long-term employee illnesses

Bullying is not just a problem in schools. It is also a threat to employees in many American workplaces. According to a recent study by the U.S. Workplace Bullying Institute, bullies on the job can cause serious health problems in their victims. In some cases, bullied employees are temporarily or even permanently disabled because of […]

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Nursing home deaths: When to suspect something isn’t quite right

Some nursing homes try to offer their residents good personal and medical care, but these reputable facilities are often overshadowed by the lack of care given at many other homes. Nursing homes are notorious for not providing patients with the care that they need in order to live a full and happy life. An injury […]

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