Law Offices of David W. Clark, P.C.

The Law Offices of David W. Clark, P.C. focuses the majority of its practice in two main areas: personal injury and workers' compensation. As the founder and owner of this Wheaton-based law firm, I offer individuals and businesses across northern Illinois comprehensive legal services.

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Accidents happen. Whether a slip and fall accident occurred after walking on an icy path, slipping on a spilled liquid in your local grocery store or a loose step that wasn’t secured properly on a stairwell, these types of personal injuries can be serious. It is important to understand your rights when looking for financial compensation for medical needs after sustaining a slip and fall injury. If you, or a loved one, slipped on something faulty, unsecured, or otherwise dangerous, a personal injury attorney may be able to secure financial compensation for you.

Who Is Liable?
The first thing that
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 Although most people do not anticipate becoming a car-crash victim on their daily commutes, motor vehicle accidents occur each day. Car accidents can lead to life-long injuries and can often be fatal. During a car accident, it is important for all of the parties involved to remain at the scene of the crash until police arrive, receive medical attention, and identify the reason for the accident. Police will make a report on the accident that can assist with filing an insurance claim or seeking compensation for injuries resulting from the crash. However, how can a car accident victim proceed
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Occupational injuries can come in many forms, including muscle sprains, broken bones, and slips and falls. Sometimes, the injuries sustained by an employee on the job are severe enough to cause long-term inability to work. In these scenarios, the employee may end up losing money they would have otherwise earned due to their reduced capacity to work from the injury or their employer’s unwillingness to accommodate for the injury. The implications can be life-changing and cause hardworking individuals to lose income.

Understanding Your Work Injury
Depending on the occupational injury sustained by the individual, they may be entitled to receive
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 Delivery truck drivers are often exposed to extreme elements on the roads. From car accidents on slippery black ice to carpal tunnel from long, uncomfortable drives, truck drivers who experience an injury on the job can file for workers’ compensation. In the state of Illinois, worker’s compensation claims can yield significant financial damages to an injured driver. If you are a truck driver who was injured on the job, workers’ compensation lawyer can help you fight for your rights.
Types of Workplace Injuries on the Road 
There are a variety of injuries that can occur on the job as
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Navigating life after experiencing a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be both frightening and frustrating. You may be left wondering how to pay for treatment or rehabilitation and where you can find help filing a personal injury claim. Experiencing a TBI could significantly impact your, or a loved one’s, life, and it is important to reach out to a skilled attorney to help you determine if you are entitled to monetary compensation. 
Causes of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Car accidents, a slip-and-fall accident or an act of violence can all lead to a TBI. Due to the severity of
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Most car crashes are the culmination of numerous different factors. Speeding, winter weather, driver fatigue, inadequate vehicle maintenance, and countless other circumstances can create the perfect storm of events during an accident. This can make it very difficult for police, attorneys, insurance companies, and car accident victims to know who is ultimately at fault for the wreck.
If you or a loved one were recently hurt in a car accident, you may be able to hold the at-fault party accountable for your damages through a personal injury claim. Accident reconstruction, or the process of recreating what happened during the crash,
Continue Reading How Accident Reconstruction May Benefit You During a Wheaton Personal Injury Case

Imagine the following scenario: You are using a ladder to shelve items at work when you fall and injure your back. The painful injuries keep you out of work for several months. You file a workers’ compensation claim only to be denied by the insurance company due to a pre-existing back problem.
These types of situations can be extremely frustrating to deal with. Many employees are unaware of their rights when it comes to workers’ compensation claims. They do not realize that having a pre-existing medical problem does not disqualify a worker from receiving compensation through their employer’s workers’ compensation
Continue Reading A Work Fall Exacerbated a Pre-Existing Injury. Can I Get Workers’ Comp?

Living in an apartment comes with benefits and drawbacks. On the one hand, apartment dwellers often avoid chores like lawn care or shoveling snow. On the other hand, people who live in an apartment are often at the mercy of their landlord when it comes to repairs and upkeep. Fortunately, renters have rights. When a landlord’s negligence causes a tenant to be injured, the tenant may be able to seek financial restitution through a personal injury claim. If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident in a rental property or apartment building, you may be entitled to
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Being hurt in an accident of some kind often results in financial hardship. Fortunately, Illinois law allows injured people to file personal injury claims and seek financial compensation for damages. Personal injury claims may follow a car accident, commercial truck accident, an injury on someone else’s property, or another instance involving negligence or wrongdoing. Financial awards through personal injury claims can help injured people put their lives back together after an injurious accident. However, the amount of compensation that an injured person may receive varies dramatically from case to case. Read on to learn about five factors that
Continue Reading 5 Factors That Influence the Amount of Compensation You May Receive in an Illinois Personal Injury Case

If you or a family member were recently injured in a car crash, you may be seeking information about your rights. Car accidents can leave injured victims under mountains of medical debt and vehicle repair costs. Typically, the at-fault driver’s car insurance company is responsible for covering those costs. However, it is not always easy to determine which driver is at fault. Multiple parties may contribute to a serious wreck.
Fortunately, Illinois law allows injured people to recover financial compensation for their losses even if they were somewhat to blame for the crash. Read on to learn more about
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Anyone who lives in the Chicago region can tell you that winters are bitter cold. Freezing winters often bring about increased risk of injury – especially injuries from slipping and falling on ice. If you were hurt in a workplace slip and fall accident on ice or snow, you may wonder if you qualify for workers’ compensation. Unfortunately, the answer is not straightforward. Many different factors can influence a worker’s entitlement to compensation, including where and when the accident occurred and the circumstances that caused the injury.
Snow and Ice Injuries
Winter weather can create icy patches that are
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Being involved in a car accident, slip and fall accident, or work accident can lead to immediate, severe injuries. However, some injuries are more insidious. The injured person believes he or she is only mildly injured until delayed, persistent symptoms develop. Concussions are one of the most common types of traumatic brain injuries suffered in accidents. Usually, concussion symptoms disappear within a couple of weeks. However, some people suffer long-term, debilitating concussion symptoms for months or even years. This is referred to as “post-concussion syndrome” and being diagnosed with the condition can impact your personal injury claim.
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Online shopping and delivery were already increasing in popularity long before the COVID-19 pandemic. The need to stay indoors and buy items through the internet only accelerated this trend. If you work for Amazon, you know just how popular online shopping has become – especially during the holiday season. This means increased demand and increased workloads for Amazon employees.
Unfortunately, Amazon workers are injured at a rate much higher than that of similar companies. If you or a loved one were injured while working for Amazon, you may be entitled to financial compensation through workers’ compensation.

Workers’ Comp
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Being involved in a car accident can turn your world upside down. One second you are traveling down the road and the next you are left injured and in pain. Dealing with the financial aftermath of a car crash can be overwhelming under the best of circumstances, let alone when recovering from serious injuries. If you or a loved one were hurt in a car crash caused by another party, consider working with a personal injury lawyer experienced in car accident cases. A skilled attorney will guide you through the process of seeking compensation for your damages, ensuring that your
Continue Reading What is the Role of a Personal Injury Lawyer in a Car Accident Case?

In Illinois, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance covers medical expenses and part of a worker’s lost income in the event of a work-related injury or illness. Workers classified as independent contractors are not covered under Illinois’s workers’ compensation laws. If you are an independent contractor and you were hurt at work, you may feel as if you have no options. However, if you have been misclassified as an independent contractor when you actually function as an employee, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation.

Understanding the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor
Businesses
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Car crashes subject occupants’ bodies to strong forces. Even a low-speed car crash can lead to broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spine injuries, and other serious injuries. A personal injury claim is one way to pursue financial compensation for damages caused in a collision. Through a personal injury claim, you may be able to recover monetary compensation for your medical bills, lost wages caused by missed work, and more. However, to successfully recover compensation, you must demonstrate that the car crash caused your injuries. This can be especially difficult to accomplish when a car accident victim has medical issues that
Continue Reading How Does a Pre-Existing Medical Condition Affect a Car Accident Injury Claim?