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Month: July 2017

Janitors and On the Job Injuries in Chicago

Written by: admin| Jul 31, 2017 | 0 Comment

Janitors and custodians take care of and clean various types of buildings across Chicago such as schools, office complexes, apartments, churches and community centers on a regular basis. They are counted on to make sure that facilities are clean, functional and safe at all times. They usually bear a lot of responsibilities and due to their large scope of work, are exposed to various hazards which may cause injuries that can cause physical impairment.

 

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Chemical Exposure Lawsuits in Chicago, Illinois

Written by: admin| Jul 31, 2017 | 0 Comment

We live in a world that is dominated by chemicals due to the technological advancement we’ve seen over the last century. As a result, there are so many substances produced on a massive scale which weren’t there a few decades ago that we have come to think of as normal parts of our lives. For instance, if you work in a factory setting in Chicago or any other city in Illinois, you will come across substances such as silica and ammonia gases which are used on a regular basis to effect chemical reactions or sand down finished products. Over time, the inhalation of these chemicals leads to body-wide inflammation, disease and even DNA damage that can result in fetal abnormalities.

 

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Whistleblower Lawsuits and Settlements in Chicago, Illinois

Written by: admin| Jul 28, 2017 | 0 Comment

As law-abiding and responsible citizens of Illinois, we are required to speak up when we come across fraudulent activities that may have far-reaching implications to our communities. That being said, employees in various industries in Illinois are usually afraid of blowing the whistle on corruption for fear of retaliation. What a lot of these individuals aren’t aware of is the fact that our legal system has in place measures to punish anyone who may take out retaliatory measures against a whistleblower.

 

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Can I Get Compensation for Whiplash After a Car Accident?

Written by: admin| Jul 28, 2017 | 0 Comment

Car accidents in Chicago, Illinois vary with regard to severity, and it’s not uncommon for people to ignore certain symptoms of injury after a rear-end accident. this is because many people don’t see these kinds of accidents as being as severe as head-on or side collisions. Whiplash refers to a type of injury which involves the neck and head being whipped forward and then back after a rear-end collision, causing serious health after-effects that are only felt weeks or even months after your Chicago car accident.

 

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Legal Help for Meatpacking Accidents in Chicago, Illinois

Written by: admin| Jul 27, 2017 | 0 Comment

The meatpacking industry in Illinois is still robust regardless of news of the closure of yet another factory which processes turkey meat in the state. Chicago has historically been known as one of America’s major meatpacking hubs, with tens of thousands working in this industry. That being said, what a lot of people don’t know is that this is the most dangerous industry with the highest injury rates in the country.

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The Dangers of Working The Night Shift

Written by: admin| Jul 27, 2017 | 0 Comment

Millions of Americans work the night shift due to various reasons – they may have multiple jobs during the day, their work may only require them to check in at night such as individuals in the entertainment industry and those that work in security, or they may simply find that they are more productive at night. A recent survey that came out states that night shift workers are three times more likely to suffer injuries than individuals who work during the day.

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Tips for Winning Your Chicago Disability Case

Written by: admin| Jul 26, 2017 | 0 Comment

The statistics are not in your favor when it comes to winning a SSD claim in Chicago, Illinois. It is estimated that only 48 percent of people who apply get approved. It is thus very important to work with an experienced Illinois social security disability attorney if you’re ever going to have a chance at a fair hearing and subsequent approval.

 

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Damages in Illinois Medical Malpractice Cases Now Uncapped

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

Illinois medical malpractice claims usually pay out economic and non-economic damages. The law in our state takes into account the physically tangible aspects of an accident as well as the intangible which mostly have to do with the emotional, psychological and personality-related aspects of an accident. Illinois has historically capped non-economic damages which effectively has meant that individuals who may have suffered any form of injury in the arms of a doctor have not been able to be made whole after their ordeal.

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Illinois Motorcycle Helmet Laws

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

At the time of writing this article, Illinois does not have a helmet law despite historical attempts to institute a statute that would have made it mandatory to use one while riding. Helmets provide invaluable protection and bring down the chances of one suffering a fatality in an accident with another vehicle dramatically. In fact, statistics show that people that rode on motorcycles were 26 times more likely to die in a car accident compared to those that do so in vehicles for the same amount of miles traveled.

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Legal Help for Social Security Disability Claims After a Chicago Accident

Written by: admin| Jul 21, 2017 | 0 Comment

Car accidents can be catastrophic, leading to severe injuries that can make it impossible to return to work at a similar capacity. Social security disability is a government-funded program which pays out a certain monthly sum to your account to help you take care of your daily needs. If you’ve been in a car accident in the Chicagoland area, you are eligible for these kinds of benefits whether you or someone else caused your accident.

 

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