Individuals who have suffered a work injury in Illinois may need to take a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) to determine their ability to work. This test is ordered by the individual’s physician and be used to show the impact of the individual’s injuries on their ability to perform tasks related to their job. When an… Continue reading What Is a Functional Capacity Evaluation?
Automobile accidents create significant expenses that include medical bills and lost wages. These expenses can negatively impact an individual’s finances and should be closely tracked and accurately recorded following motor vehicle accidents in Illinois. Accurate recording of these expenses helps an individual recover their losses when they pursue an automobile accident claim in Lake County.… Continue reading What Types of Expenses Are Common After an Accident?
Elder abuse is a growing problem in Illinois nursing homes and more than 25% of cases are never reported to police. Skilled nursing facilities that fail to protect residents from abuse and neglect are liable for personal injuries and damages their negligence causes. Legal Responsibilities Skilled nursing facilities in Illinois that receive funds from Medicare… Continue reading Abuse Often Goes Unreported in Illinois Nursing Homes
When an uninsured employer fails to pay for workers’ compensation benefits, injured workers in Illinois can apply for benefits via the Illinois Injured Workers’ Benefit Fund. Established in 2005, the IWBF can provide money for lost wages and medical expenses. The IWBF is funded by fines and penalties that are collected from uninsured employers throughout… Continue reading Injured Workers’ Benefit Fund: When Your Employer Doesn’t Have Workers Comp
Asbestos products are not entirely banned in the United States and people are still at considerable risk of suffering toxic exposures. While heavily regulated since 1971, many common products contain asbestos. Contact with these products puts workers in numerous industries at significant risk of developing cancers and other asbestos-related injuries. Deaths from Asbestos in the… Continue reading Asbestos Is Still Lurking in the United States
A growing number of motor vehicles are getting recalled for software glitches that may place motorists at considerable risk of injury or death. In the past year, several manufacturers have recalled vehicles over potentially deadly faults within their software programming. As vehicles become more dependent on computers and software, there is growing potential that these… Continue reading Software Glitches Responsible for a Growing Number of Auto Recalls
When an at-fault driver dies in an accident in Illinois, survivors can still recover compensation for their injuries and property damage. In some cases, this may require suing the estate if the driver was underinsured or uninsured. In Illinois, death does not end an individual’s liability for the personal injuries and property damage they caused… Continue reading When the At Fault Driver Dies
Scaffolding failure can cause serious, potentially lethal injuries. When falls from height occur, a workers’ comp lawyer can help investigate the causes of the failure and pursue claims to help injured workers recover. Scaffolding Accidents in the US Over 2 million construction workers utilize scaffolding every year. This places a considerable number of people at… Continue reading When Scaffolding Gives Way
Negligent hospital care is a leading cause of slip and fall accidents among all patient demographics. It is a problem that is especially harmful to elderly patients and those with compromised immune systems who are likely to have a difficult time recovering from their injuries. The Size of the Problem It is estimated that there… Continue reading Don’t Fall for Negligent Hospital Care
Fall arrest systems, including safety straps, harnesses, and cables can cause suspension trauma, or orthostatic intolerance, if a worker remains suspended while waiting to be rescued after a fall-related incident. Extended periods of immobility and suspension can lead to unconsciousness and the pooling of blood. In severe cases, the condition can lead to death. Understanding… Continue reading Did Your Fall Accident Leave You Hanging?