Popular ATVs Going Up in Flames

Popular all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) manufactured by Polaris Industries are putting riders at risk for serious injuries and even death. Although the... Read More

Damages in Illinois Medical Malpractice Cases Not Limited

There are no limits on medical malpractice damages amounts in Illinois in cases that have occurred since 2010. This means that the victims of medical malpractice might be able to recover damages that fairly compensate them for both their economic losses as well as the more intangible noneconomic losses that they have suffered because of the negligence of their doctors and...
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Beware of Common Insurance Company Tactics That Can Minimize Your Claim

Insurance companies frequently attempt to minimize or deny claims by using common tactics. Most individuals have little to no experience negotiating with insurance companies. The insurance companies know this and will use it to their advantage. People who have been injured and have a valid insurance claim can become frustrated and eventually abandon their claim efforts. The...
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The Costliest Injuries for Workers

While any injury can sideline a worker, there are some injuries that simply cost more to treat and take longer to recover from. Based on data reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2013, the following are the most expensive injuries for workers and businesses. This data represents injuries that result in six or more days away from the job. Overexertion - Overexertion...
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The Fiery Risks of Fourth of July Fireworks

When Fourth of July fireworks don't explode where and when they are supposed to, they can cause serious injuries, property damage, and even death. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 2015 was one of the most dangerous years on record in terms of injuries and fatalities. That year, 11,900 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms for fireworks-related...
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Expansion of Move-Over Law to Protect Motorists

After experiencing the deadliest year on Illinois roadways for nearly a decade, Illinois State Police are taking prompt action to cut down on these fatalities. One initiative is to expand the Move Over Law, which requires motorists to switch lanes or reduce their speeds when they see an emergency vehicle. Traffic Fatality Statistics According to the Illinois Department of...
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Do companies have to compensate employees for gradual hearing loss?

More than $242 million is spent annually on workers' compensation claims due to work-related hearing loss. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that over 30 million workers in the United States work in areas with noise levels hazardous to hearing. The CDC estimates that more than 9 million are regularly exposed to chemicals and other substances that are...
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Who’s Liable for Accidents Caused by Medical Emergencies Behind the Wheel?

When a car accident occurs because of an unforeseen medical emergency behind the wheel, a driver can assert a “sudden medical emergency defense.” This defense relieves a driver of negligent liability and personal injury claims filed through an auto accident lawyer. What is a Sudden Medical Emergency Defense? The rationale for this defense is that a person who suffers a...
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The Causes and Impact of Nerve Damage

Nerve damage can significantly impact every aspect of a person's life. It can limit their range of motion and hinder their ability to breathe. While some nerve damage is reversible and can be treated, the more severe the damage, the greater the likelihood that the damage will be permanent. In all cases, known or suspected nerve damage must be evaluated by qualified medical...
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Does Workers’ Comp Cover Injuries that do Not Occur at the Job Site?

Under Illinois workers’ compensation laws, an employer may be held liable for injuries that occur outside of the workplace, depending on the circumstances surrounding the injury. Workers’ Compensation Law The Illinois Workers' Compensation Act states that an employer can be held legally liable for an injury that "arises out of and in the course of employment." If an...
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