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Can the Affordable Care Act (ACA) impact the number of workers’ compensation claims in Illinois or the premiums for workers’ compensation insurance? According to a recent article from WorkersCompensation.com, both workers and employers in the Chicago area should be thinking about how health care may influence workers’ compensation in our state. Learning More About Capitated Health Care Plans...

Category: Workers Compensation/Work Injuries,

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If you are not familiar with the workers' compensation claim process, you may have many questions about what you can expect as your claim progresses. The prospect of filing and pursuing a claim can be a daunting process. A workers' compensation settlement can be used to cover a variety of expenses. These expenses can include the claimant's medical bills, compensation for the wages he or she misse...

Category: Workers Compensation/Work Injuries,

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  Illinois law defines wrongful death as harm to another that is caused by the negligence or fault of the wrongdoer resulting in death of the injured party. The law allows an individual’s loved ones to sue on his or her behalf for injuries suffered by the deceased individual because that person can no longer pursue a claim against the wrongdoer. This broad definition covers a variety of a...

Category: Wrongful Death,

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  Queen Anne Road in Bull Valley will be closed most of Thursday morning due to an overturned semi-truck, says Bull Valley Police. According to authorities the truck was going too fast around the curve which caused the truck to overturn. Queen Anne Road will be closed from Route 120 to Bull Valley Road. The Law Offices of Robert T. Edens is a McHenry County truck accident and personal in...

Category: Trucking Accident,

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While nursing home abuse is never a topic that someone wants to discuss, it is important to know the signs of abuse or negligent care of your loved ones. Those whose job it is to care for and protect the patients and residents under their care owe a duty, not merely under society’s standards of decency, but under the laws of the state and federal government. When negligence goes unpunished, one u...

Category: Nursing Home Injuries,

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  In a recent medical malpractice case filed in the Illinois courts, the plaintiff is alleging that his wife died as a result of the negligence of one or more doctors who were involved in a procedure that she was undergoing while in their care. According to one report of the contents of the complaint, the plaintiff’s wife became unresponsive during surgery and she died shortly thereafter. ...

Category: Medical Malpractice,

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  A 25-year-old man suffered a serious head injury on Tuesday when he was involved in a collision while riding his motorcycle near Route 45 and Rollins Road. The man was riding southbound on Route 45 when he entered the intersection and a northbound van collided with him. The driver was wearing a helmet when he was thrown from his motorcycle, he was transported to Advocate Condell Medical C...

Category: Motorcycle Accident,

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  The Illinois workers’ compensation system, much like systems across the country, was designed to provide injured workers with a mechanism for recovery from injury that was less costly and faster than litigation. Before the system was created, injured employees whose employers did not take responsibility for their injuries had to take the employer to court and prove that it was liable bef...

Category: Wrongful Death,

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  The case of a dog that was scheduled to be euthanized in 2013 after several case of biting people over a five year span will be reviewed in Lake County Court today. According to authorities the dog had bitten a person in Florida several years ago, and several people in Hawthorn Woods between 2008 and 2012, thus being deemed vicious. After the owners brought the dog back to Hawthorn Woods ...

Category: Dog Bites,

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  When many people hear the phrase “slip and fall” they often have an image in their mind that includes dollar signs.  While it is difficult to determine why such a commonplace accident carries with it the expectations of a very large damage award, there is little argument that such cases are big business. Before a victim can recover, however, they must understand the law in Illinois so ...

Category: Slip and Fall,

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  A Lake County man died earlier this week after he was struck by a vehicle in front of his house near his mailbox. Investigators say the vehicle was travelling west on Pope Blvd. near North Eugene Avenue in unincorporated Prairie View near Buffalo Grove when it hit several mailboxes and also struck the man. The crash remains under investigation. The Law Offices of Robert T. Edens is an ...

Category: Car Accidents,

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It is a headline that no parent wants to read in their morning news briefing: a school bus was involved in accident. In fact, no person wants to believe that children and students are anything but safe when being transported to and from home to the classroom, sporting events or other extracurricular activities. The reality, however, is that school buses and other transportation for students use the...

Category: Bus Accidents,

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  There is no argument that Americans love their pets, and this is especially true for dogs. In fact, there has been a lot of growth in recent years in industries that cater to pets and pet owners. One industry group projects that pet owners in the U.S. will spend up to $60.59 billion on their pets in 2015. However, the rise in pampered pets has also led to a rise in another area of law, spec...

Category: Dog Bites,

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  A bill that would allow cameras to be installed in nursing homes has been pending since last year, and has yet to be signed by Illinois’ Governor Bruce Rauner.  The bill has now passed both houses of the Illinois General Assembly and has been sitting on Governor Rauner’s desk since June 29, 2015.  If he approves the bill or fails to take action within 60 days of receiving the bill, it...

Category: Nursing Home Injuries,

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  A Waukegan man was killed Monday evening when driving a 2002 Saturn westbound on West Yorkhouse Road west of North Avenue in Beach Park. According to the Lake County sheriff's office, the vehicle was travelling westbound when it entered the easbound lane and was struck by a Dodge truck at about 8:30 pm. The man was taken to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan where he was pronounced dead...

Category: Car Accidents,

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  In the moments following a car accident it is often difficult to think clearly.  Accident victims are immediately concerned with whether they or their loved ones are injured.  Determinations of who was at fault for the accident are not often made until hours or even days after an accident has occurred.  In some situations the first police officer on the scene may make a determination as ...

Category: Personal Injury,

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  If someone dies and the cause of their death can be linked to the negligence of another person, the family of the deceased may file a wrongful death action against the wrongdoer.  These types of lawsuits are designed to help those who depended on the victim for support while he or she was alive.  Therefore, the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit lies with the living family members of ...

Category: Personal Injury,

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  Our deepest condolences go out to the family, friends and fellow officers of "G.I. Joe" Joe Gliniewicz.  Joe, a 1981 graduate of Antioch High School was a Fox Lake police officer killed in the line of duty last week.  He was and will continue to be a very important part of our community.        ...

Category: Uncategorized,

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Injuries in the workplace can be severe and require immediate medical attention.  During the stressful time of obtaining the necessary care, the last thing an injured worker wants to hear is that they’ve been denied workers’ compensation benefits because of their employee status.  Many workers are happy to have a full-time job that pays the bills and are not even aware they are classified by th...

Category: Workers Compensation/Work Injuries,

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  In states across the country, there is a battle going on between doctors, their insurance companies, and the patients/clients that both are supposed to serve.  In states like Wisconsin, it seems that doctors and their medical malpractice insurers are winning that battle.  While it is arguable that doctors should not fear lawsuits when administering care to patients, they also should be he...

Category: Medical Malpractice,