For the 6th year in a row, Ankin Law, LLC participated in Chicago Volunteer Legal Services 22nd annual 5K Race Judicata, held along the shores of Lake Michigan on the evening of September 15, 2016. Ankin Law is proud to support the mission of CVLS which is to promote the voluntary pro-bono legal representation of
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Voice activated controls, electronic keylocks, GPS directions, integration of smartphones and internet platforms. These technologies are becoming increasingly standard equipment on vehicles throughout America. While these advancements have made driving easier, they’ve also made it considerably more dangerous. That’s because hackers have figured out how to hack into these systems and take control over the
Personal fitness technology is evolving at a phenomenal rate. New devices and apps for smartphones have made it possible to show precisely when, and in some cases, how, an injury has taken place. Devices such as Apple’s iPhone and Fitbit Activity Trackers collect and store everything from GPS data to heart rate. This information can
- 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.
Republican lawmakers have proposed a short-term solution to try and avoid a 19 percent cut in Social Security disability benefits next year. If approved, the proposal would allow lawmakers to transfer up to $330 million from Social Security’s retirement fund to its disability fund over the next five years. Howard Ankin, a Social Security disability lawyer
A six year collaborative study from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) shows that workplace arc flashes could be more dangerous than originally thought. The two organizations reviewed more than 1,000 arc flash accidents to gain a better understanding of these types of incidents. Workers’ compensation
Chicago accident attorney Howard Ankin says that a new study from financial website Wallethub shows that while Illinois may be one of the safer states to drive in, it’s not as safe as it should be for workers. Financial site Wallethub recently ranked Illinois as the eighth safest state in which to live in the
On April 9, Social Security Administration representatives gave a House subcommittee sobering news about the disability program’s financial status. The Social Security disability program is scheduled to begin having shortfalls in 2016. The agency has been reviewing cases to find opportunities to save money. However, an agency representative said that they could clear all of
On April 1, the Department of Veteran Affairs released a statement saying that it had reduced its backlog of pending disability claims by more than 267,000 in one year. That’s a 40 percent decrease from the March 2013 peak backlog of 611,000 claims. A backlogged claim is defined as any claim that has been pending
A little-known wrinkle in President Obama’s most recent budget proposal could have a significant impact on millions of disabled workers. The proposed change would prohibit individuals who receive disability benefits from also receiving unemployment benefits. Supporters of the proposal say it would save nearly $3.2 billion over 10 years. Opponents of the change say it