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Workers’ compensation provides employees financial assistance for work-related illnesses and injuries. Workers’ compensation protects employers from being sued by their employees.
Most employers are required to provide workers’ compensation benefits to employees. If you have been recently injured on the job, speak with a Joliet workers’ compensation attorney to learn if you qualify for workers’ compensation.
What is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that covers the cost of medical treatments and replaces lost wages. Workers’ compensation provides benefits for any injuries or illnesses that are partly or entirely related to an employee’s work.
In Illinois, the
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As the holidays approach, people have more time off to spend with family and friends. With more time for socializing, people often increase their consumption of alcohol. While you may feel like you can still drive responsibly, many people have made that same assumption with tragic outcomes.
If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you need the experience of a Joliet DUI defense lawyer to represent you.
Holiday DUI Statistics
Drunk driving is an increasing concern during the holiday season. While you may think that you will never drive impaired, it is easy to lose track of your alcohol
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The next time you are driving and you reach for your cell phone, rethink this decision. In 2021, 3,522 lives were taken due to distracted driving, many due to cell phone use. 
Distracted driving accidents are 100% preventable, but drivers must eliminate these risky behaviors to keep America’s roads safe or be held accountable for the harm they cause. 
If you have been in an accident caused by a distracted driver, our Joliet car accident lawyers are here to help.
What is Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving involves anything that takes your attention away from the road. Distracted driving comes
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A car accident happens in a split second. In the chaos of the moment, you probably won’t know what steps should be taken. 
Your actions following a car accident can support or hurt your chances of having a successful claim. If you have been involved in a car accident, regardless of fault, you need the experience of a Will County car accident lawyer.  
What to Do
Fear can motivate us to flee when we sense danger. Here is a list of what to do and what not 
to do following a car crash:
Report the accident
If a car
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Being charged with a DUI in the state of Illinois carries harsh penalties. While a driver’s age, blood alcohol content (BAC), and transporting minors will play a major part in determining punishment, prior convictions will result in more severe penalties. 
Our Joliet DUi defense attorneys are here to offer representation for individuals who have been convicted of a felony charge or aggravated DUI.
Revocation of Driving Privileges 
There are different penalties for those who test above the legal limit to drive (meaning your BAC is 0.08 grams per deciliter or higher) and for those who refuse chemical testing. As a
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Like all motorists, truck drivers have a duty to keep other road users safe. In too many instances, a truck driver’s negligence is the primary cause of an accident.
The numbers don’t lie. In a recent year, 5,700 large trucks were involved in a fatal crash, an increase of 49% in the past decade. 
If you have been involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer, you need dependable and accomplished counsel. Look no further than our Joliet truck accident attorney.
Establishing Liability
To hold a truck driver liable, the law requires you to prove the following to establish their
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Hospital workers play a vital role in healthcare but face various occupational hazards that can result in injuries. Like any industry, on-the-job injuries and illnesses can happen and disrupt a healthcare worker’s job and life in general. 
Illinois requires employers to carry workers’ compensation coverage to provide benefits to injured workers, and the healthcare industry is no different. However, large hospitals and their insurers can make it challenging to receive the benefits you deserve. Never hesitate to seek help from a Joliet, workers’ compensation lawyer if you need to pursue a claim. 
Common Injuries to Hospital Staff on the Job
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While riding a motorcycle can be a fun activity for many, accidents remain an all too common reality for so many motorcycle riders. Sadly, because of the lack of protection provided by motorcycles, injuries involving these machines can be devastating and even result in death. Since motorcycle accidents so often feature catastrophic injuries or death, settlements involving motorcycle injuries can be especially high. While there is no guarantee when it comes to pursuing compensation, you will not know how much compensation may be obtained until you move forward with an injury claim. Contact a lawyer to begin this consequential
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Protecting the well-being of children is of utmost importance. In Illinois, child endangerment is considered a criminal offense. As such, those charged with child endangerment will be aggressively prosecuted, as law enforcement and society do not take cases of alleged child endangerment lightly. If you are facing criminal charges related to child endangerment, contact a lawyer right away to ensure the process of building a robust defense can begin immediately. 
Defining and Understanding Child Endangerment
According to Illinois law, child endangerment is defined as knowingly causing or permitting a child to be placed in circumstances that endanger their life
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Seat belts play a critical role in protecting occupants during car accidents, reducing the risk of severe injuries or fatalities. However, there have been instances where seat belts have malfunctioned during a crash, leading to serious injuries for those whose seat belts failed to work correctly. If you were injured in a car accident and believe a seat belt malfunction led to your injury, contact a lawyer to ensure your rights are protected as you seek compensation related to your injury. Do not wait to contact a lawyer and file your claim, as Illinois has a strict two-year
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Financial exploitation is a distressing form of nursing home abuse that often accompanies other types of mistreatment in nursing homes. It occurs when an elderly individual’s funds or assets are improperly used or stolen through manipulation, coercion, or theft. If you believe a loved one is experiencing financial exploitation at a nursing home facility, contact a lawyer right away to ensure your loved one’s rights can be protected. 
In the context of nursing home abuse, financial exploitation refers to the illegal exploitation of residents’ financial resources, which can include bank accounts, credit cards, property, or valuables. The involvement of a
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A simple DUI is bad enough. Even a first-time DUI that does not involve any aggravating circumstances like bodily injury or carrying a child passenger can result in jail time. In most cases, a simple DUI is a misdemeanor. Misdemeanors are generally punishable by up to a year in jail. If this is not your first DUI, you are more likely to face harsh sentencing as courts are less forgiving of repeat mistakes. A felony DUI is far more serious. Some forms of felony DUI can lead to years of time in prison, and all are taken very seriously in
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Illinois follows traditional tort liability laws and the fault-based model when assessing negligence and responsibility in multi-vehicle car, truck, motorcycle, and other motor vehicle accidents. Determining liability is complex but critical for injury claims. This blog post will go over what you should know about how Illinois handles fault and liability.
Illinois Uses a “Fault” Liability System
Illinois operates under a “fault”-based auto liability legal system when appraising responsibility for damages and injuries stemming from traffic collisions. This means the driver who was at fault and caused the accident, either fully or partially, can be held liable for monetary
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If you sustain injuries in an accident caused by another person in Illinois, you may be eligible for compensation to cover your damages. The amount of compensation you can seek depends on various crucial factors. Gaining a clear understanding of these factors can assist you in assessing the potential of your claim.
Type and Severity of Injuries
The most crucial factor is the type and severity of your injuries from the accident. More serious injuries that result in ongoing medical treatment, disability, lost wages, or reduced quality of life typically merit larger payouts. Thoroughly documenting your injuries and having medical
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Many people are afraid of getting into a car accident. Many parents are more afraid of their children being in an accident than themselves. If your children were in the car with you when you were hit by a careless driver, their needs are likely your top priority, even if you were also hurt. Just as you have certain rights related to compensation, your children do as well. Children tend to spend more time on the roads during the school year as they are transported between school, extracurricular activities, and home every day. The time just before school and
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Being arrested for domestic violence after a physical altercation with your spouse can be a highly distressing and complicated situation. In cases involving self-defense, it is crucial to approach the situation strategically. Today, we will provide guidance on what steps to take if you have been arrested for domestic violence. In cases involving criminal charges, you will want to strongly consider hiring a criminal defense lawyer to ensure you can fight the charges with the goal of avoiding a conviction. 
Exercise Your Right to Remain Silent
Resist the urge to provide statements or explanations to law enforcement officers until you
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