Meatpacking – The Hidden Dangers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has called meatpacking the most dangerous industry in the country, resulting in illnesses and injuries to over 40,000 workers each year. With such a high risk of illness and injury to workers, a workers compensation attorney is often required to handle legal issues concerning medical expenses and lost wages.

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Why Do Trucks Crash?

Understanding why truck accidents occur is key to preventing future accidents. Motor vehicle accidents are complex, and they typically involve two or more vehicles. There are many factors that can influence an accident, including driver training and experience, highway conditions, weather, fatigue, and speeding. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier […]

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School Bus Safety A Priority As School Begins

School bus safety will once again be a priority as summer draws to a close. Strict laws involving buses help protect Illinois children. Penalties for breaking these laws can be steep. Accidents involving school buses may involve injury or even death. An injury attorney Chicago can provide information for seeking compensation when a careless driver […]

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Howard Ankin Wins Case Before Illinois Appellate Court

In June I argued before the Illinois Appellate Court the case of Smart vs. Central Grocers on behalf of a claimant who suffered a workplace injury. I am very happy to report the success of this case as it has widespread ramifications for all my clients and every injured worker in the State. The employer […]

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Risk Management Proposed to Lower Chicago Workers Compensation Claims

The City of Chicago is considering the benefits of implementing a comprehensive risk management program, something they, unlike most major cities across the United States, do not have in place. The continued absence of such a program for the City, say some, has left employees at risk for injuries and death and has cost the […]

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NHTSA: Traffic Fatalities Increased By 7.2 Percent In 2015

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the significant increase in auto accident fatality rates in 2015 may be attributed to a combination of improved economic conditions along with negligent driving behaviors, including drunk driving, distracted driving and failing to wear seat belts. The NHTSA and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx reported that […]

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Four Ways Social Media Undermines Personal Injury Claims

Even with the strictest privacy settings in place, social media is a valuable target for defense attorneys in a personal injury lawsuit. Small mistakes using social media can cost victims thousands of dollars in compensation. There are four ways that social media can influence the outcome of a case handled by a Chicago personal injury […]

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When Baby’s Birth Goes Wrong

When doctors and the attending medical team behave negligently, it can have consequences that last throughout the child’s lifetime. While a baby’s birth is supposed to be a time full of joy and happiness, roughly 28,000 births every year result in a serious birth injury. That’s more than 2,300 children per month that can face […]

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How to Keep your Child Safe in the Car

The leading cause of death for children under the age of 18 in the United States is motor vehicle accidents, and many of these deaths are preventable. There are several steps that drivers can take to make rides safer, for themselves and for their children. The Size of the Problem A CDC study found that […]

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Thousands Protest Proposed Changes to Labor Law

Illinois is considering changes to labor laws to reduce worker protections. This spurred thousands of people to protest the proposed changes in Springfield. The protestors were from a coalition of unions under the Illinois Working Together banner. They called for an end to the yearlong stalemate on the budget, pay raises and a new contract […]

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