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Work accidents and injuries happen every day in the United States. Some are as minor as a skinned knee or bruise. Other work injuries lead to long-term or permanent impairment. In Illinois, workers’ compensation is required. Employers with one or more employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance which is used to reimburse injured employees for lost wages and medical bills.

If you were hurt in a work-related incident, it is important to know your rights. If your injuries have reduced your ability to work or forced you to take a lesser-paying position, you may be entitled to compensation for lost
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Illinois law allows people to file an injury claim or lawsuit against a party if that party’s actions caused them harm. Through a personal injury claim, individuals hurt in a car crash, commercial truck wreck, construction accident, slip and fall, or other incidents may be able to recover financial compensation for their damages.
Bringing a winning injury claim and recovering monetary damages is no easy task. Insurance companies will fight tooth and nail to avoid paying injured parties what they need and deserve. You will need a powerful claim backed by persuasive evidence to be successful.
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Illinois summers provide motorcyclists with ample opportunities to enjoy beautiful scenery and perfect riding weather. While riding a motorcycle can be a thrilling experience, riders lack crucial protection in accidents. A minor misjudgment or split-second mistake on the part of a car or truck driver can result in an accident that causes critical and even fatal injuries to motorcycle riders.
When a motorcyclist is hurt or killed, the rider or their surviving family may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you do so.
Common Causes
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In a perfect world, an employee would suffer a work-related injury, file their workers’ compensation claim, have that claim approved, and take the time they needed to heal, while having all of their medical expenses paid and their wages covered. Unfortunately, the workers’ compensation process is rarely that simple because employers and their insurance companies are notorious for trying to deny an injured worker’s right to benefits.
One of the most common methods used by insurance companies is to put the injured worker under surveillance in order to “catch” them doing something that contradicts their injury claim.
Surveillance Tactics
The
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In general, workers’ compensation covers employees who are injured in accidents that occur on the job. These commonly include accidents at construction sites and factories, carpal tunnel syndrome from repetitive tasks, and slip and fall accidents. However, for employees who regularly travel for their job, whether it is long-distance travel or just driving from job site to job site, questions of eligibility for workers’ compensation get more complicated. Injuries may occur away from an office or job site and sometimes outside of work hours. Since the cases can be subject to interpretation and are often more challenging, it is important
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Summertime in Illinois brings the risk of severe thunderstorms. The pounding winds and driving rain can leave behind a trail of destruction and can make driving treacherous. While you cannot control how others on the road are driving, you can take precautions to help avoid a car accident. If you are struck by another vehicle in an accident, you should contact a personal injury lawyer who can help you seek compensation for any damages or injuries you sustained.
Five Tips for Safe Storm Driving
Any time that you drive, there is a chance of being involved in an accident,
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The pain of a torn rotator cuff or any other shoulder injury can impact even the most basic of everyday moments. You may have difficulty and experience pain when you raise your arm. You could be unable to pick up and lift even small items without pain, impacting your ability to get things done around the house and at work. You could even suffer from pain when trying to sleep, impacting your ability to get a restful night. No matter what type of accident led to your rotator cuff injury, a personal injury lawyer can help you pursue compensation for
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 Car accidents can leave you feeling jarred and tense. Once the adrenaline wears off, you may realize that the pain you felt from the initial collision is not going away. Often in car accidents, the driver or passengers will be suddenly jolted, causing their head to move backward rapidly or forward suddenly and sharply. This can cause a neck sprain known as whiplash. Knowing the signs of whiplash and when to call your doctor is essential. It is also important to contact an experienced car accident attorney who can help you recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and
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When your job involves making the same movements or performing the same tasks every day, it may be easy to fall into a routine. You may not even notice the minor pain which is slowly developing. However, repetitive motion at a job has the potential to cause serious medical conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, bulging discs, lower back injuries, tendonitis, and bursitis. Not every worker is at risk for these injuries equally. Some jobs are more prone to cause repetitive injuries than others. No matter what your line of work is, if you have suffered a repetitive stress injury
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Accidents are one of the more common causes of neck injuries. Whether it is whiplash from a car accident, a spinal cord injury from a slip and fall, or any other neck injury, you can suffer serious pain and have other negative impacts on your quality of life. The pain of a neck injury could impact your ability to perform everyday tasks and could even impact your employment. If you suffered a neck injury through someone else’s negligence, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you seek compensation from those at fault.
Diagnosis and Treatments for Neck
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If you or someone you know sustained a severe injury, you might research how to file for financial compensation. Compensation for injuries can be awarded to injured individuals due to the negligence or malice of another party. For example, an injured driver can sue for damages caused by a drunk driver that collided with their vehicle. In some states, damage compensation is capped depending on the injury and circumstance. In 2010, Illinois overturned damage caps for injury cases. 
What Are Damage Caps?
Damage caps are financial limitations created by a state that limits the amount of compensation awarded to
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 Car accidents can be frightening for various reasons — life-threatening injuries, hospital or medical bills, and insurance claims. When you are the driver in a collision, the fault falls between you and the other driver. This is how insurance companies or the court can determine responsibility and any personal injury compensation for the non-faulty party. However, how does this change if you were a passenger injured in a car accident?
The Driver’s Responsibility to You 
If you were injured as a driver and the car accident was not your fault, you can file a claim against the other driver
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When dealing with aggravated existing injuries or repeated injuries on the job, it can be more challenging for individuals to obtain workers’ compensation. When receiving financial payment for a work-related injury or illness, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission must determine that the injury occurred due to the job at hand and not other outstanding factors. If a worker had a pre-existing injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, that was aggravated at work, a skilled workers’ compensation attorney may be able to help pursue financial compensation. Below are the steps to follow if you want to seek compensation for an
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Trips and falls occur all the time. In fact, they are one of the most common incidents that lead to personal injuries. According to a statistic from the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration division (OSHA), there were approximately 230,000 slip and fall injuries cases in 2019. Uneven sidewalks, especially in large metropolitan cities like Chicago, lead to multiple trip and fall accidents. In Illinois, the De Minimis Rule can help victims receive compensation for any injuries sustained or medical payments made due to a fall from uneven sidewalks.
What is the De Minimis Rule?
When
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While many types of accidents can lead to serious injuries, back injuries can be especially dangerous. Injuries sustained to the spine, vertebrae, or other areas of the back can limit movement and cause an individual intense pain. These injuries can occur from doing home improvement projects around the house, playing a sport, partaking in heavy lifting, or other accidents. When an individual sustains a back injury due to another person’s negligence or malice, a victim can pursue compensation to cover any related costs. 
Understanding Serious Back Injuries 
Back injuries, especially to the lower back, are widespread. Many people sustain lower
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Car accidents can occur in a blink of an eye and leave individuals with lifelong injuries. Injuries sustained in a severe car accident can leave victims with substantial medical bills and rehabilitation payments, leaving many people unsure of their next steps. Victims injured in a car accident in Illinois can take action to receive financial compensation to cover these costs. However, there are rules for filing for compensation, including a strict timeline.
The Personal Injury Claims Process
If you or a loved one has been injured or lost their life in a car accident, you may choose to file a
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