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A data entry operator who worked for the City of Chicago Department of Water Management was injured when her office chair rolled out from underneath her and she fell to the floor. She injured her back and hips and was unable to work as she sought medical treatment. Applying for disability benefits, she was represented

Did You Know?
  • If you are injured at work you may be able to recover compensation through a workers’ compensation claim as well as by filing a personal injury claim against responsible third parties.
  • A signed liability waiver may not be enough to bar your personal injury claim if willful acts or negligence caused your injuries.
  • Some SSDI claims qualify for expedited processing, allowing claimants to obtain approval in a matter of days or weeks.

Below is a copy of an arbitration decision related to degenerative disc disease workers’ compensation settlements. ILLINOIS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COMMISSIONNOTICE OF ARBITRATOR DECISION ____________________ Case #Employee/Petitioner____________________Employer/RespondentOn 8/9/2010, an arbitration decision on this case was filed with the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Commission in Chicago, a copy of which is enclosed. If the Commission reviews this award, interest of

Certain types of Philips CPAP machines may cause a variety of cancers due to their polyurethane foam content, leading to a nationwide recall. As a result, individuals may qualify for compensation in a Philips lawsuit if they developed cancer because of these devices, and it’s important to avoid these specific Philips products. CPAP Recall Due

There are several questions to ask a personal injury lawyer after an accident. If you have been injured in a personal injury accident, such as an auto accident, trucking accident or workplace accident, or if you have been the victim of medical malpractice, you are likely hurt, angry and confused. Victims of personal injury accidents may

A needlestick injury can have serious consequences for Chicago and greater Illinois healthcare workers. At Ankin Law, we understand these consequences and want to provide you with the information you need to know about what to do after a needlestick injury. What Is a Needlestick Injury? Needlestick injuries, also called sharps injuries, are a serious problem

In order to receive Social Security Disability benefits, a person must have one of the Social Security disability qualifying conditions. Understanding the guidelines and qualifying conditions can be complicated. A Social Security disability lawyer can help people understand if their conditions qualify. Understanding Social Security Disability Qualifying Conditions Is Difficult To qualify for Social Security

People who are new recipients of social security benefits may need to ask – does Illinois tax Social Security? A Chicago Social Security benefits attorney can help social security recipients understand their rights and obligations. Social Security Benefits Social Security Disability benefits are usually awarded to people cannot perform work with monthly income over $1,070.