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The Dangerous Truth About ATV Accidents

Car accidents | March 15, 2022

We have to talk about ATVs. No matter how safe you think they are, accidents can happen – and they can lead to catastrophic injuries. All-terrain vehicles provide people with great ways to get around off-road, both recreationally and for commercial purposes. But you also need to know the stats surrounding ATV accidents. ATV Accidents…

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Understanding “Soft Tissue” Injuries After A Car Accident

Car accidents | February 2, 2022

Car accidents can lead to various types of injuries, including those classified as “soft tissue” injuries. It is important to understand the complex nature of soft tissue injuries, particularly when it comes to making decisions about whether or not to seek medical care. These injuries are sometimes apparent, but it is not uncommon for a…

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Why You Should Report Employee First Aid Claims

Workplace Injury | February 1, 2022

Workers and employers have responsibilities when it comes to reporting workplace injuries. Unfortunately, there can be some confusion surrounding whether or not employers or employees are required to report minor injuries that only require first aid. In general, employers are supposed to report even minor injuries to the workers’ compensation insurance carrier. Employees Can Generally…

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What To Do If You Are Involved in a Late-Night Accident?

Car accidents | January 2, 2022

Vehicle accidents can be terrifying, particularly when they happen late at night. Late-night vehicle accidents must be handled appropriately, and you need to know what to do when these incidents occur. As we go through the steps of what to do if you are involved in a late-night vehicle accident in Illinois, we understand how…

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Can You File a Claim for Depression Through Workers’ Compensation?

Workplace Injury | January 1, 2022

Depression is a debilitating illness that affects millions of people across the United States. Often, depression is caused by job-related activities. This can include depression accompanied by another workplace injury or depression caused by the overall work environment. However, will you be able to file a claim for depression through the Illinois workers’ compensation system?…

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Risk Factors for Malignant Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma & Asbestos | December 13, 2021

Risk factors are anything that increases a person’s chance of getting a disease. This includes cancer. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Here, we want to discuss risk factors for malignant mesothelioma, which can be deadly. What is Malignant Mesothelioma? According to information available from the Mayo Clinic, mesothelioma is…

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Are Self-driving Cars Dangerous?

Car accidents | December 12, 2021

Technology is rapidly evolving, and self-driving cars are close to becoming a reality. Currently, there are no totally self-driving cars on the roadways, but there are many vehicles that have autonomous driving features. Here, our car accident lawyers want to discuss whether or not autonomous and self-driving cars are safe on the roadway. This is…

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Hernia Workers’ Comp Settlements and Claims

Work Accidents | December 11, 2021

Individuals can sustain hernias in a wide variety of ways, often due to lifting or handling heavy objects. When a person sustains a hernia as a result of on-the-job activities, they should be able to recover compensation for their medical bills and a portion of their lost wages. Here, our local workers’ compensation attorneys want…

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How to Handle a Back Injury at the Workplace

Work Accidents | December 10, 2021

Sustaining an injury in the workplace can lead to significant pain and suffering as well as financial setbacks. This is particularly true for back injuries that can affect just about every aspect of your daily life. Here, we want to discuss how you should handle a back injury at the workplace. Our Chicago workers’ comp…

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