Bed rails are useful features found in just about any nursing home in Chicago and the greater Illinois area. They are used to restrict the movement of senior citizens who may be agitated as well as provide support when one wants to get out of bed. Bed rails, however, have become instruments of pain and death when combined with Chicago nursing home negligence which is usually meted out by both nursing home staff and administration.Read More
It’s estimated that over 450,000 Americans currently live with spinal cord injuries. At the same time, up to 8,000 individuals receive a spinal cord injury diagnosis per year. The most common age group that is affected in these kinds of injuries is 16 and 30, and car accidents in Chicago as well as other major cities in the U.S. are responsible for a number of these injuries.
Summer is in full swing, and kids as well as young adults all over Chicago and the state in general are out and about, enjoying the sun and engaging in social, fun activities. At Edwin Reyes Law Firm, your friendly Chicago personal injury law firm, we’d like to remind you to stay safe in order to avoid any accidents you or your family may be exposed to this season.Read More
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.
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.
Legal representation is an inalienable right provided to every American under the 7th Amendment. That being said, most people don’t have the financial resources to hire an attorney given their sky-high hourly rates and assorted fees. As a result, the law has made it possible for anyone seeking representation in a personal injury case to be provided these services on a contingency fee agreement.