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 […]

Be prepared to document a car accident

According to the Chicago Tribune, 2013 saw an average of 782 motor vehicle accidents a day in Illinois. The statistics point to an average of nine people an hour injured statewide. Most conscientious drivers are aware of the necessity to keep proof of insurance in the glove box, as well as automobile insurance cards in […]

Guardrail design may be deadly

Guardrails are devices designed to keep people and vehicles from unintentionally straying off into hazardous off-road areas. However, some guardrails in Illinois produced by Trinity Highway Products may cause more harm than they are supposed to and require injured victims to work with a Chicago wrongful death lawyer. For example, according to ABC 7, in […]

Truck drivers and prescription drug use

Drivers and passengers in Illinois often turn to a Chicago truck accident attorney after becoming injured in an accident caused by a negligent truck driver. While there are many different types of truck driver negligence, one prevalent form is prescription drug use. In a study released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, it was […]

Wrong-site surgery is all too common

Wrong-site surgeries are a form of medical malpractice that can result in severe pain and suffering for Illinois patients working with a Chicago injury lawyer. Although this type of medical malpractice results in severe consequences, these surgeries are all too common. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, these errors occur in […]

Motorist vs. cyclists: There’s an app for that

For many bicyclists in Illinois, getting hit by a motor vehicle is a constant concern. However, a new app, known as the Bike Shield App, could help both motorists and cyclists become more aware of each other as they travel. Additionally, it could potentially reduce the number of cyclists who need to seek the assistance […]

4 injuries you might not think are work-related

When Illinois employees think of work-related injuries, they may imagine sudden disasters faced by factory workers or construction workers. Work-related trauma is often more subtle. Although these four common injuries do not involve heavy machinery, they are often severely disabling for employees, as a workers’ compensation attorney in Chicago knows. 1. Repetitive trauma Many office […]

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