When the Middleman Gets Involved with Workers Comp

Throughout the past decade, an alarming 33 states across the nation have passed laws that either reduce workers compensation benefits, make it more challenging for injured workers to obtain adequate medical care, or create hurdles for workers to even qualify for workman’s comp. While the State of Illinois seems to stand out from the crowd, […]

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10 Most Common Workplace Injuries

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the number of work related fatalities has declined by more than 65 percent in the last few decades, and work related illnesses have declined by an impressive 67 percent. Unfortunately, even with more advanced safety equipment and enhanced safety programs and practices, 4,679 workers lost their lives […]

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Preserving the Chain of Evidence After an Auto Accident

The moments immediately following an auto accident can be stressful for drivers and passengers, especially when they sustain injuries. An accident scene can become a confusing hub of activity when police officers, tow trucks, and medical personnel arrive. Still it’s important for those involved or their representatives to pay attention and preserve key evidence. Auto […]

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New Legal Protections for Illinois Residents in 2016

Each New Year brings a slew of changes to laws and regulations at the state and local level. For Illinois residents, 2016 is no exception. With 230+ new laws on the books as of January 1st, knowing where you stand isn’t always easy. Working with an Illinois personal injury lawyer is a great way to […]

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When Mechanical Failure is to Fault

Automobiles have thousands of parts. Each of these parts operate in concert to propel the vehicle down the road. When these parts fail they can make a vehicle unsafe to drive. Brake failures, tire blowouts, malfunctioning wipers, broken lights, and screwy steering systems are responsible for hundreds of thousands of auto accidents each year. These mechanical failures […]

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Statute of Limitations for Illinois Medical Malpractice Claims

Patients injured by a health care provider’s negligence may be entitled to file a claim. However, not everyone who is injured while receiving medical care should file a claim. Medical malpractice law suits are only for cases where an injury occurs due to the lack of care provided by the healthcare professional and/or the medical […]

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Workers Compensation Changes. Are There More to Come?

In recent months, workers compensation laws have been a hot topic with Illinois lawmakers. Reform to the laws that protect employees injured on the job, and the reason for them are controversial, and it’s likely that more changes are to come. While some look at workers compensation reform as a viable way to reduce costs […]

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The Downside to Lower Gas Prices: Auto Accidents

The price of gasoline has dropped significantly in the past few months, and experts say they expect it to continue to decline, or at least stay relatively the same. With the average price of gasoline projected to be only $1.98 across the nation in 2016, the lowest it has been since 2009, the average American […]

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New Law to Change the Way Truckers Log Hours

Since 1938, truck drivers have been required to keep a paper log of the hours they operate their big rigs and the hours they rest. Safety advocates and accident investigators alike, however, have argued for decades that these logs are often not accurate because it is very easy for truckers to change the information on […]

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