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As per the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, more than 450,000 people in the US are living with traumatic spinal injuries (TSIs).  This type of injury can lead to paralysis and other long-term physical and mental complications. Top Symptoms of a Traumatic Spinal Injury The symptoms of a traumatic spinal injury depend on its severity and location on the spinal cord. It can include complete o...

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If you have lost a loved one because of someone’s negligence, you can and should hire Cook Country wrongful death lawyers and sue the guilty party. To make a successful claim, you need to prove the following elements: Duty of Care You need to prove that the negligent party had a duty of care, or was in a position to act responsibly regarding the deceased. For example, doctors must ensure that the...

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In Illinois and other states, workers' comp insurance covers workplace injuries. If you were injured and your claim was denied, there may be several reasons behind it. You may feel as if you are out of options, but there are steps you can take to reopen your case. What You Should Do If Your Workers' Comp Is Denied If your workers' compensation request is denied, the first thing you should do is to ...

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An occupational injury can severely affect your health, career, finances, and emotional wellbeing. While workers' compensation can compensate you for some of those damages, you are back on square one if they are denied. At that point, you should hire Antioch workers' compensation lawyers to get the compensation you deserve. The benefits you get will depend on your specific situation. This includes...

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Most Illinois employers have to pay their employee worker’s comp insurance. The insurance is designed to compensate employees who get injured on the job by covering their medical expenses. Basic Rules about Illinois Worker’s Compensation In Illinois, employers are required to: Purchase insurance for their employees in the form of worker’s compensation or acquire permission for self-insur...

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Some auto accidents can be fatal. If the driver of the other car responsible for your accident dies because of injuries, you can still pursue a claim by contacting their insurance company. Illinois is an 'at-fault’ state, which means that you are well within your rights to ask for compensation. How to Prove That a Deceased Driver Was Responsible For a Car Accident At this point, you need to remem...

Category: Auto Accident Lawyers,

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If you have suffered a work-related injury and have filed for worker’s comp, you will need to undergo an independent medical exam with an approved doctor. However, keep in mind that the insurance company pays these doctors. As such, they may try to reduce costs for the insurance company with details you may unknowingly divulge. Here are some things you should not say to a worker’s comp doctor ...

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A hard hit to the head usually causes a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and its symptoms can have debilitating effects. The injury can be quite complex. Besides physical changes, your brain may also undergo chemical changes to compensate for the injury. In mild TBIs, these symptoms are short and do not do much damage to the brain. However, serious TBIs can have long-lasting effects that can manifest in...

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Illinois is a strict liability state which means dog bite laws in Illinois protect victims of attacks. It means that if your dog bites someone, you will be held liable for the injuries they sustain. As per the Illinois Animal Control Act, it is the dog owner's responsibility to ensure their pet is secured in their property at all times. Plus, they also have to make sure their dog is leashed during wa...

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Cannabis use in Illinois became legal in January 2020. This means that anyone who lives in the state can legally possess and use the drug for recreational and medicinal purposes. Since the drug has hallucinogenic effects, the number of drivers driving under the influence has increased. Just as drunk driving can inhibit a driver's ability to remain focused on the road, so can marijuana. If you were...

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As a worker in Illinois, you are eligible for compensation for injuries or damages sustained during your work as per the Workers’ Compensation Act. The system is designed to ensure workers can get back to work as soon as possible without worrying about the losses they sustain from workplace accidents. Disability Compensation Rate in Illinois The compensation you receive will depend on your medica...

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According to Illinois law, all employers have to provide their employees with worker's compensation insurance. It is a system of benefits that comes into effect from the moment a worker is hired. It covers medical costs of job-based injuries and diseases that may otherwise result in significant medical bills employees may not be able to pay. Injuries That Are Covered and Not Covered by Worker’s Co...

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Statistics On Spinal Injuries A spinal cord injury refers to damages to the spinal cord itself or to nearby bones or tissues. Depending on the seriousness of the injury, you can lose mobility or function in various parts of your body. The National Spinal Cord Injury Association reports that around 17,000 new spinal cord injuries are diagnosed in the U.S. every year.   Spinal cord injuries als...

Category: Back Injury Lawyers,

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Common Personal Injuries Personal injury law helps an injured person seek compensation when their suffering is the result of someone else's negligence or intentional abuse. It encompasses a wide range of claims, each of which has differing legal implications. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more than 31 million people around the U.S. face personal injuries that require medica...

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Permanent Partial Disability When a worker faces a serious workplace injury during their routine work, the result could be months- or even years-long medical treatment. When the physicians or doctors have tried every possible treatment to return the individual to their pre-injured condition, the employee is said to have recovered to the fullest possible extent, reaching their maximum medical improve...

Category: Permanent Partial Disability,

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The insurance company will do everything in its power to reduce your Workers' Comp claim, and yes, that means you will be under surveillance. The primary purpose behind Worker's Comp surveillance is to undermine a claim and the credibility of the injured worker. Here are some of the top tactics that you can expect from their investigators: Online Surveillance Investigators will go as far as monitor...

Category: Workers Compensation Lawyers,

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It happens to the best of us. If you have suffered severe injuries because of an accident that could have been avoided, the negligent party should compensate you. If they or their insurance company deny your claim, do not hesitate to hire a personal injury attorney in Waukegan to claim damages. Unsure whether your accident merits a claim? Here are some of the types of accidents that may require a ...

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Most Illinois workers are aware of essential Workers’ Compensation benefits such as covered medical treatment disability payments. However, there is one other benefit that is essential for their financial security. It's called 'wage differential,' and it can ensure you can go a long way in reducing your stress if you suffer from serious workplace injuries. What is a Wage Differential? If your wor...

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If you are not getting paid in full or at all for the hours you put in, you can sue your employer with the help of a skilled Waukegan workers' compensation lawyer. Your rights as an employee are protected under the Wage Payment and Collection Act. What is the Wage Payment and Collection Act? The Wage Payment and Collection Act governs timely wage payments to employees in Illinois and the deductions...

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Illinois Dog Bite Law Dogs can be loyal companions, but at the end of the day, they are animals that can attack without warning, as your Grayslake dog bite attorney will tell you. According to the Illinois’s Animal Control Act, there are two ways a dog can be considered to be ‘dangerous:’ The dog bites a person completely unprovoked without causing serious physical injuries. The dog is...

Category: Dog Bite Attorney,