Teen Drivers Continue On Upward Accident Trend

Drivers aged 16 to 25 are more likely to be involved in collisions and cause damage than their older counterparts. This is due in part to their inexperience behind the wheel. In addition, young drivers are more prone to being influenced by distractions. The ultimate result of pairing inexperience with increasing levels of distraction is […]

Injured by an Uninsured Driver?

Driving in Arlington Heights and the surrounding areas carries with it the strong possibility for an auto crash with injuries. The most recent Illinois Department of Transportation Crash Facts and Statistics report documents 27,075 crash related injuries and 211 deaths in Cook County alone. Illinois motorists are required to provide liability insurance for the damage and injuries they cause, but uninsured motorists slip through the […]

How Common are Food Slicer and Grinding Injuries?

A typical hospital emergency room might not see food preparation injuries on a daily basis. When they do occur, these injuries can be severe and disabling. Meat grinding and food slicer mishaps are common enough that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration mounted an ongoing campaign to draw awareness to the problem. The OSHA Fact Sheet: […]

Silence is Golden When Filing Personal Injury Claims

Technology has made it so easy to say what we want to say, how we want to say it, where we want to say it, and when we want to say it. However, just because an individual can . . . it doesn’t mean that they should. That is because online communications whether they are […]

Is Workers Compensation the Only Option for Injured Workers in Illinois?

According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), an alarming 4,679 American workers lost their lives due to work related injuries in 2014. While that number is a significant improvement from the 14,000 work related fatalities seen 43 years ago, before OSHA was created, there is still a lot of improvement to be made. […]

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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