Misdiagnosis one of the most common medical errors

When Chicago residents are asked to think of medical errors their first though is usually of a surgical sponge left inside a patient, or the wrong body part being removed during surgery. However, misdiagnosis is actually one of the most prevalent forms of medical error seen in the profession. While it may not be as […]

Which repetitive injuries are eligible for workers’ compensation in Illinois?

In many job settings, employees perform the same tasks day after day without worrying about eventual injury. Unfortunately, repetitive stress injuries are a real risk for many employees in Illinois, whether they perform manual labor or sedentary work from a desk. Fortunately, under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, these employees can seek workers’ compensation benefits […]

Owner liability in personal injury accidents

Illinois premises liability law states that those who suffer because a home or business owner failed to maintain the conditions of their property may be able to collect money for medical bills, lost wages and possibly pain and suffering. One case, in which the premises liability law was cited, centered on a party that was […]

Night shifts put police officers at greater risk of injury

Police officers in Chicago face a greater risk of injury than the general public, and research shows police officers are also more likely to experience health problems such as chronic diseases. However, these risks may not be distributed evenly. New research suggests officers who work the night shift are significantly more likely to sustain injuries. […]

Health care workers and the risk of HIV exposure

Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a disease that spreads throughout the body’s fluids, like blood and breast milk, and affects the cells that make up the human immune system. Over time, this virus can destroy so many of the body’s cells that it becomes incapable of fighting off diseases and illnesses. When this occurs, the HIV […]

The unpredictability of a head injury in Illinois

According to the Brain Trauma Foundation, approximately 5.3 million Americans, or 2 percent of the population, currently live with disabilities resulting from a head injury. These injuries are extremely unpredictable in terms of effects and recovery and occur when the scalp, skull or brain is hurt due to inflicted trauma. While some head injuries may […]

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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