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Month: May 2017

Can I Get Workers’ Compensation as a Commuting Employee?

Written by: admin| May 30, 2017 | 0 Comment

Like millions of Americans, you probably have to commute to work every single day. Even if you work from home, you may have to go over to your employer’s head office once in a while. Commuting employees are generally not covered by Illinois workers’ compensation except in special circumstances that we’ll take a look at shortly.

 

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder After a Car Accident in Chicago

Written by: admin| May 30, 2017 | 0 Comment

An accident is a traumatic event which can leave both physical and psychological scars. Any normal human being gets shaken up when an event like this happens, leading to them coming undone. Post-traumatic disorder refers to a kind of anxiety disorder marked by constant worrying and hypervigilance even when there is no threat of danger in the vicinity.

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Could I Lose My Job for Filing an Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Written by: admin| May 30, 2017 | 0 Comment

A lot of times, there’s considerable anxiety when it comes to filing an Illinois workers’ compensation claim due to the fear of upsetting the work dynamic as well as retaliation from your employer. While Illinois is an at-will state, meaning that your employee is free to fire you for any reason as long as it’s not one that breaks Illinois labor laws, getting fired just because you filed a Chicago Illinois workers’ compensation claim is something that doesn’t fly according to the laws of the land.

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Accidents Involving Running a Red Light

Written by: admin| May 29, 2017 | 0 Comment

It’s estimated that 1 in 3 Americans knows someone who was killed due to another motorist running a red light. Traffic lights maintain order and regulate traffic flow at all times. Running a red light is not only criminal, it is also a cause of hundreds of deaths on our roads every year.

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Do I Have to Report My Illinois Work Injury?

Written by: admin| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comment

Workers’ compensation in Chicago and other cities in Illinois makes it possible for you to recover damages if you’re injured on the job. Picture this: you’ve worked hard for your employer for the last decade, and then one day, due to another employer’s negligence (let’s say they left a puddle of water unmopped near an area that receives a lot of foot traffic), you slip and fall, seriously injuring your back and breaking an arm. As an Illinois workers’ compensation law firm, we’re often asked: how long do I have to report an injury that happened at my workplace?

 

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Can I Sue for a Chiropractic Injury?

Written by: admin| May 24, 2017 | 0 Comment

Chiropractic care is a relatively new form of treatment that hasn’t always existed side by side with mainstream medicine. It wasn’t up until 1895 that chiropractic adjustments were accepted by the medical community as effective treatment modalities for certain conditions that affect the neck, back, spine and arms. Chiropractors, while not bona fide medical doctors, are held to a certain standard which requires them to provide patients with proper and acceptable medical care.

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Medication Errors and Illinois Medical Malpractice

Written by: admin| May 23, 2017 | 0 Comment

We as a country have millions of prescriptions filled every year. Whether you’re managing your cholesterol or are on a blood thinner, you’ve come to expect the medical establishment and pharmacies to provide you with a standard of care that is reliable and accurate. Medication errors can be deadly or cause serious complications, and they are said to affect over 1.5 million Americans each year.

 

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Frontal Lobe Injury After an Illinois Accident

Written by: admin| May 22, 2017 | 0 Comment

The frontal lobe is a part of the brain that is located near your eyes and just behind your face. During an Illinois car accident, this part of the brain sustains the most damage since most people are thrown forwards as the car crashes into another or the driver tries to slam on the brakes in an effort to stop the car. The frontal lobe houses the prefrontal cortex which is known for controlling higher order cognitive abilities such as logical thinking, language and emotional regulation.

 

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Staying Safe on The Road During Memorial Day Weekend

Written by: admin| May 19, 2017 | 0 Comment

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. Lots of families all over Illinois will choose to spend it away from home, meaning that they’ll find themselves on the road traveling to various destinations such as theme parks, the various lakes, camp sites or another family member’s home. As a result, there’ll be a lot of traffic on our roads, making it more likely for accidents to happen. It is estimated that 400 Americans lose their lives on our roads every Memorial Day weekend that comes around.

 

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Nurse Work Injury Claims in Illinois

Written by: admin| May 19, 2017 | 0 Comment

It can be said that nurses are the cornerstone of America’s healthcare system. They are the first people that patients deal with out of doctors, and they are relied upon during any patient’s hospital stay. Nurses do what they do for the most part due to a genuine desire to help people. They put their wellbeing and health on the line for the weak and ill, and sometimes, this leads to serious injuries that may have been prevented.

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