Archives for April 2015

What are 3 types of thermal burn injuries?

Burns are among some of the most catastrophic injuries an individual can sustain in an accident. They often leave victims in tremendous pain and with lasting disfigurement. A Chicago injury lawyer may see many burn injury victims throughout his or her career and therefore understands the pain that these individuals are forced to endure. The […]

Distracted driving: New Illinois bill seeks Class 2 felony charge in fatal car accidents

A 17-year-old girl recently killed a cyclist when the van she was driving swerved and struck the 45-year-old man. The Chicago Daily Herald reports that the teen was texting as the accident occurred. The man’s injuries were severe, but he did not pass away until over three weeks following the accident. Although the accident resulted […]

Holding down 2 or more jobs can be harmful to your health

The cost of living continues to rise in many parts of America. Some workers are unable to support themselves and their households with a single full-time job. An increasingly large number of employees are working second or even third jobs to help ends meet, as every Chicago accident attorney recognizes. Working 60, 70 or even […]

Overweight officers more prone to injury

Every workers’ compensation attorney in Chicago is aware that law enforcement officers have strenuous jobs. They work long hours in difficult conditions, and they must often pursue suspects on foot or restrain them forcibly. These physical challenges can result in injury. According to a recent study by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, a […]

What is the 2-doctor rule in Illinois?

Recent reforms to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act may have significant effects on injured employees. HB 1698, a bill passed in June 2011, places a number of restrictions on disability payments, medical fee schedules and arbitration processes. HB 1698 also changes the rules regarding doctor choice for injured workers. The so-called two-doctor rule is one […]

Are voice-activated systems in cars safe?

Many motorists believe they are making safe driving choices when they opt to install and use voice-activated systems in their vehicles. These systems allow drivers to perform many tasks usually reserved to hand-held devices, such as control volume on a stereo, dial a phone number, call an existing contact and tune a radio, all using […]

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