Distracted Truck Drivers Continue to Cause Accidents

Plenty of people check their phones during their work day. According to one study, people check their phones an average of 85 times per day, and this does not exclude time in the office. But when someone’s office is the cab of a tractor trailer, reaching for the phone could cause a serious accident or […]

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Common Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident

The moments directly following a car accident are sure to be filled with stress. Even a minor accident can be enough to leave drivers out of sorts and in a vulnerable position where it is all too easy to make poor decisions. With that in mind, here are a few common mistakes that can be […]

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Inadequate Training a Major Cause of Large Truck Accidents

According to the American Truckers Associations (ATA) there is a shortage of approximately 50,000 truck drivers in the United States. In a country that is so dependent on the transportation industry for such a wide variety of goods and services, this shortage is alarming. Even more disturbing, however is that in a rush to hire […]

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Is a Structured Settlement the Right Option for Your Injury Claim [infographic]

Understanding Structured Settlements A structured settlement can provide long-term financial security following an injury accident. It’s a tool that can be used to disperse payments over many years. For many individuals, this makes managing finances and paying for care easier and more efficient. (Article continues below infographic) One of the advantages of structured settlements set […]

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Staying Safe While Saving Lives

When moments count, Americans count on Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) and paramedics. Both of these jobs require balancing a skill with risk. Often called to the scenes of accidents, fights, and disasters, EMT’s and paramedics answer the call of duty whenever they are called.

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Risk of Opioid Use to Injured Workers

It is common for doctors to prescribe opioid pain medications to treat injured workers. According to a Workers Compensation Drug Study conducted by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), there has been a steady increase in workers’ compensation prescription drug claims for opioid medications. The NCCI reported that opioid prescriptions are responsible for 25 […]

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What is the Ticket to Work Program?

The Ticket to Work program is a voluntary program that assists Social Security beneficiaries with entering, rejoining or staying in the workforce. This program allows recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) the opportunity to become financially independent and obtain a job that could turn into a career. Ticket to […]

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Hoverboards and Head Injuries

Over the past several years, hoverboards have become extremely popular mobile devices, especially with people between 20 and 30 years old. In 2015, these self-balancing scooters with motors powered by lithium-ion batteries topped the most popular Christmas gift list. In Illinois, they are posing increased risks of injury from severe burns and traumatic head injuries […]

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Drugged Driving a Growing Problem

Driving under the influence of drugs is a growing problem across the country. The laws in each state vary substantially, with Illinois known for its no-tolerance stance. In fact, Illinois is one of just 16 states to have zero tolerance laws on the books.

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