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What to Know About Premises Liability Laws in Illinois

 Posted on January 16,2023 in Premises Accidents

IL injury lawyerIn Illinois, premises liability laws concern injuries sustained by welcomed individuals caused by hazardous conditions on a particular premise. According to the law, it is the responsibility of the party who controls the property to ensure that the property is in a condition that is reasonably safe for lawful visitors to the property or effectively cautions visitors of any conditions existing that may pose a threat of potential physical injury. In Illinois, to win a premises liability case, the plaintiff must be able to prove the presence of each of four circumstances. Notably, the kinds of hazards and harms that can give credence to a valid premises liability claim are numerous.

In most cases, premises liability claims involve slip-and-fall accidents, staircase falls, swimming pool accidents, and more. If you have suffered an injury on someone else's premises, consider contacting an experienced lawyer to ensure your rights remain protected and that you have a chance to receive the compensation you may be entitled to.

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What Options Are Available for Receiving Compensation After a Hit-and-Run?

 Posted on January 11,2023 in Auto Accidents

Il accident lawyerAnyone on the end of a hit-and-run accident knows what a dejected feeling it is to be left to fend for yourself and your damaged vehicle as the perpetrator speeds away. Such events can make you feel desperate, hopeless, angry, and so many other understandable emotions. As the driver speeds away, you may believe that there goes your chance of receiving any compensation related to your injuries from the hit-and-run car accident. Luckily, however, pursuing compensation, even in these sorts of circumstances, is not impossible.

You may also be pleased to learn that the at-fault driver is not the only possible source of compensation that you can pursue. If you have been injured in a hit-and-run car accident, do not hesitate to reach out to a knowledgeable attorney who will ensure your rights are protected and that you can pursue the compensation you may be entitled to.

Investigating the Particulars Surrounding a Hit-and-Run Accident

Hit-and-run perpetrators often foolishly think that speeding away will absolve them of any responsibility for their crime. They frequently believe that by speeding away, their identity can remain unknown. This is markedly untrue. Often, there are many options for discovering a hit-and-run perpetrator. These options can include the following:

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What to Know About High-Risk Careers and Workers’ Compensation in Illinois

 Posted on December 29,2022 in Workers' Compensation

IL injury lawyerWorkers’ compensation in Illinois is a fundamental element of nearly every job in the state. Simply put, if you have a job in Illinois, it is more probable than not that you are eligible to receive workers’ compensation insurance if you suffer an injury at work or are made ill at work. While most workers in the state are qualified, some careers are considered high-risk and may result in workers utilizing workers’ compensation insurance multiple times in their careers. These high-risk occupations may include electricians, construction workers, and certain healthcare workers. Therefore, it is crucial that if you work in a high-risk job, you are aware of and understand the ins and outs of the workers’ compensation process before you ever need it.

In this blog, we will delve into what to know, and the do and do not’s of engaging in the workers’ compensation process when you are in a high-risk profession. But first, if you are ever injured or made ill at work, do not hesitate to contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who will work with you to protect your rights and pursue the compensation you may be entitled to.

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What to Know About Medical Malpractice in Illinois

 Posted on December 22,2022 in Medical Malpractice

IL injury lawyerMedical malpractice is a term commonly thrown around, with few people knowing what it means. Medical malpractice is not a healthcare worker, such as a physician or nurse, making an honest mistake in a hospital or clinic setting. As with so many areas of life, honest mistakes happen. However, for medical malpractice to have taken place, there needs to have been negligence on the part of the healthcare professional or entity who performed the medical care, resulting in the injury or death of the patient.

Medical malpractice lawsuits can be costly and time-consuming since such cases usually require medical experts to evaluate what happened and determine whether there was negligence. If you have been injured from what you believe to be medical malpractice or a loved one was injured or passed away due to medical malpractice, contact an experienced attorney with experience in this field of law who can help you through the process to pursue the most favorable outcome possible in your case.

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Pursuing Compensation for Herniated Disk Car Crash Injuries

 Posted on December 12,2022 in Personal Injury

IL accident lawyerAuto accidents can result in all sorts of injuries, many of which are severe. One prime example is a herniated disk. While they are not one of the more commonly thought of spinal injuries, herniated disks can still have a significant impact on the lives of those injured in car crashes. If you have suffered a herniated disk in a car crash, a qualified personal injury attorney can help you understand the compensation you may be owed.

What is a Herniated Disk?

Between each of the vertebrae of your spine, there are small, donut-like disks. On the outside, they are thick and tough. On the inside, there is a soft, jelly-like substance. A herniated disk is one in which that jelly-like substance seeps through a tear in the exterior portion of the disk. This seeping can irritate nearby nerves, which may cause numbness, tingling, or weakness in the limbs. It can also result in further degradation of the disk, which, over time, can lead to friction between the spine’s vertebrae.

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What to Do and Not Do if You Have Been Injured in a Car Accident

 Posted on December 07,2022 in Auto Accidents

IL injury lawyerAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 42,915 people perished in car accidents in 2021 alone. If the past has taught us anything, it is that accidents can happen at any time and for any reason. This is especially true when it comes to driving. Driving is a privilege and a necessary means of travel for millions of Americans. Unfortunately, the more often you drive, the higher the chances you will someday be in a car accident.

Being injured in a car accident can be a terrifying experience. It can also be an equally angering experience, especially if the accident was due to someone else's negligence. This blog will look at what you should do and not do if you are injured in a car accident. At the outset, it is essential to note that if you have been in a car accident, you should strongly consider meeting with an experienced car accident attorney who will work to ensure your rights are preserved while also pursuing the compensation you may be entitled to.

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Can I Get Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits after a Work Injury? 

 Posted on November 22,2022 in Workers' Compensation

kane county workers compensation lawyerPeople who suffer work-related injuries that fall under the Illinois Workers Compensation Act and cannot work or face certain work restrictions can be entitled to temporary disability benefits.

TTD benefits begin when an injured worker is off work for two consecutive weeks and become payable on the first full day the worker is authorized to be off of work. TTD benefits are paid weekly or biweekly depending on how an injured worker was paid by their employer.

Who Is Entitled To Ttd Benefits After A Work Injury?

TTD benefits are paid to workers who miss at least three days of work because of an injury or an illness. An injury must occur on the job, although an injury can still be covered by TTD even when it only partially resulted from a line of work.

Injured workers must notify their employers of their injuries or illnesses. TTD benefits are customarily calculated to be two-thirds of a worker’s average weekly wage.

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Pursuing Compensation after a Construction Accident 

 Posted on November 18,2022 in Uncategorized

kane county construction accident lawyerWLS-TV recently reported that a 25-year-old man was walking around a strip mall on Aurora’s West Side when he fell about 15 feet into a hole that was dug for utility work and got stuck. It took 20 different rescue agencies two hours to rescue him.

If you or a loved one were hurt in a contruction accident, you may be able to pursue compensation for your medical bills and other damages. 

Common Kinds of Construction Accidents

Some of the most frequent construction accidents in Illinois tend to include the following:

  • Falls from heights — Many construction workers will be performing duties from elevated heights, and failure to secure these workers can lead to falls causing severe injuries.

  • Crane or hoist accidents — While cranes and hoists are important construction tools, lack of training, operator errors, and other factors can lead to serious accidents on construction sites.

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Be Careful of More Dangerous Roads This Fall Season

 Posted on November 08,2022 in Personal Injury

aurora personal injury lawyerWhile National Safety Council (NSC) statistics indicate that November is actually a time of year in which fatalities on the road actually start to decrease after the five consecutive highest months, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) actually shows that the 9 percent of motor vehicle crash deaths in November is almost on par with the 10 percent of deaths in June, July, August, September, and October. The NSC also estimates that more than 500 people will die during the Thanksgiving break. If you or a loved one were hurt in an automobile accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. 

The truth remains that November will be a time of year in which roads can be more subject to inclement weather that can impact driveability and make driving that much more difficult for all people. You should be aware of many of the kinds of dangers you can probably expect to encounter over the next couple of months.

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Understanding the Dangers of Social Media in Workers’ Comp Cases

 Posted on November 01,2022 in Workers' Compensation

kane county workers compensation lawyerSocial media has become an everyday aspect of most people’s lives, so it can be difficult not to share what is going on in your life with your friends and family. That said, people who have active workers' compensation cases will want to avoid posting anything about their activities on social media because there can be enormous drawbacks to posting certain kinds of information on these websites.

While social media is still a relatively new phenomenon, it is being quickly understood to have relatively permanent effects in various kinds of court cases. Insurance companies and lawyers alike will often go through the social media accounts of parties to lawsuits and other court cases to try and uncover any evidence that might help their own case.

How Social Media Might Be Used Against You

When you have filed a workers' compensation claim, you need to remember that an insurance company is always going to be seeking reasons to declare that your injuries are not as serious as you claim. Certain kinds of social media posts can effectively make this point for them.

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