Illinois bill seeks to reduce penalty for drunk driving to make roads safer

Motorists in Illinois rely upon other drivers every day to make safety decisions that have the potential to significantly alter their lives. Motorists fail to live up to the expectation of mutual safety when they drive under the infulence.    Despite the clear danger presented by drunk drivers, Illinois lawmakers are seeking to relax the punishments […]

Cognitive distraction study shows risks with hands-free devices

Operating a motor vehicle always carries some risk for Chicago residents. Distracted drivers are found on the roads every day across the nation, and their preoccupation with things unrelated to driving often result in car accidents. With laws in place that prohibit the use of all hand-held devices while operating a vehicle, drivers may be […]

Distraction and truck drivers in Illinois

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration states that truck drivers who choose to text and drive are 23.2 times more likely to cause a safety-critical event, like a crash, near-crash or lane deviation than their counterparts that do not text and drive. In 2011, a restriction was placed on all handheld cellphone use for truck […]

The differences between 18-wheelers and passenger vehicles

An 18-wheeler truck is a formidable vehicle. Designed to transport large amounts of freight, the 18-wheeler takes special skills to maneuver. It also demands a certain amount of caution from nearby passenger vehicles. Drivers of cars, motorcycles and scooters are often unaware of the challenges inherent in truck driving, and they do not always give […]

Study discovers designated drivers still drink

A designated driver is a person that agrees to abstain from alcohol in order to drive others home at the end of the night. However, research done at the University of Florida recently discovered that more than a third of designated drivers still consume alcohol. Designated drivers still drink In order to come to this […]

Workers’ Compensation Reform Update for Illinois Workers

Just over two years ago, Governor Pat Quinn signed into effect the most extensive overhaul of workers’ compensation Illinois legislation in decades. According to the governor, the new rules would significantly reduce fees that doctors and hospitals charge for treating workers injured on the job or suffering job-related illnesses—leading to lower insurance premiums for employers. […]

What You Need To Know About Light Duty and Temporary Total Disability Payments

The Illinois Workers’Compensation Act states that injured workers are entitled to temporary total disability (TTD) compensation during the period they are temporarily unable to perform any work because of an injury or disease sustained on the job. TTD ensures you have the financial resources to maintain your household until you can return to work. In […]

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Benefits, Social Security, Child Support and Pre-Existing Conditions

If an Illinois on-the-job injury makes it impossible for you to work or has worsened your quality of your life, your employer may have offered workers’ compensation benefits. Before accepting it, you need to understand how workers’ compensation payments may affect other benefits you’re receiving. How Workers’ Compensation Benefits Impact Social Security Benefits Laws have […]

Making These Mistakes Can Destroy Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you get injured on the job or suffer exposure that causes an illness, it is easy to become confused about how to proceed when filing an Illinois workers’ compensation claim. If you unknowingly act, or fail to act, in a manner that can jeopardize your Illinois workers’ compensation claim, you may be denied the […]

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