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The Difference Between Temporary and Permanent Disability Benefits

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Each year, tens of thousands of workers are seriously injured on the job in Illinois, and while most of them qualify for workers compensation benefits, not every injury is treated equally in terms of monetary compensation. The severity of the injury and the length of time that the worker is expected … [read more]

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Labor and Employment Legislative Updates in Illinois

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In 2017, workers could see a variety of changes take effect that pertain to worker safety, labor and employment laws throughout Illinois and the rest of the nation.The changes could have a significant effect on employees, workplace safety, injured workers and their families, and employers in the … [read more]

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What You Should Know About Dog Bites

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People are injured and killed by dogs in Illinois every year, but there are steps that people can take to minimize the risk of attacks. Some breeds are likelier to attack than are others, but all dogs have the potential to bite when they are caring for puppies, eating or sleeping. Dogs telegraph … [read more]

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Sexual Assault on Seniors in Nursing Homes

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Sexual assault in nursing homes is a terrifying reality for a growing number of elderly nursing home residents. In recent years, more than 1,000 nursing home facilities in the United States have been cited for mishandling investigations or failing to prevent sexual assaults on people in their … [read more]

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The NHTSA’s Proposed Driver Mode For Cell Phones

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Each year, thousands of people across the U.S. are seriously injured in accidents caused by distracted drivers, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued guidelines calling for cell phone manufacturers and automakers to work towards developing paired systems and driver modes … [read more]

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Illinois Drivers Are at High Risk for Weather-Related Car Accidents

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Winter weather in Illinois brings heavy rain, snow, wind and fog that contributes to thousands of car accidents each year. Drivers involved in weather-related accidents often suffer serious injuries and fatalities that require an Illinois personal injury lawyer to handle legal issues that … [read more]

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Crackdown on Social Media Exploitation in Nursing Homes

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After a series of ProPublica reports have documented a number of incidents in nursing homes throughout the United States that involve the exploitation of elderly residents on social media platforms, federal health regulators have announced plans to crack down on offending employees. In recent years, … [read more]

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Tort Reform is not the ‘Silver-Bullet’

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Tort reform is not the ‘Silver-Bullet’ that will simultaneously drop insurance premiums and save healthcare costs. A familiar theme among doctors and insurance companies is that insurance premiums are so high because medical malpractice lawsuits are draining the healthcare system of money. Spurred … [read more]

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Construction Workers at Considerable Risk for Falls

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Nearly 40% of the 899 workplace fatalities experienced by construction workers in 2014 were the result of falls from heights. Unsafe workplace conditions and inadequate safety equipment can facilitate falls from uncompleted buildings, scaffolding, or roofs. Deficient Protection Inadequate fall … [read more]

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Healthcare Concerns After A Dog Bite

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than 4.5 million Americans suffer a serious dog bite each year. Even a minor bite from a small dog can be cause for concern for victims. (Article continues below Infographic) An Illinois dog bite lawyer typically places an … [read more]

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