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There is a well-established association between alcohol and aggressive behavior. One study found that 86 percent of homicides and 37 percent of assaults are carried out by individuals under the influence of alcohol. Unsurprisingly, the combination of alcohol and crowded groups of people at a bar can sometimes spell disaster.
If you were assaulted in a bar, you may be dealing with painful injuries and significant financial losses. You may be able to bring a premises liability claim against the bar and recover monetary damages for these losses.

Premises Liability Claims for Injuries Sustained in a Bar
Under the theory
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Work injuries happen. Whether you work in an office environment, construction site, warehouse, or factory, the possibility of a work-related injury is always present. Many people who are hurt at work are confused about their legal options. They may know that workers’ compensation covers injured workers in Illinois, but they are also aware of the possibility of a third-party personal injury claim.
In this blog, we will discuss the differences between workers’ compensation claims and personal injury claims and the criteria that must be met to secure financial compensation through these avenues.
Workers’ Compensation is Mandatory in Illinois and May
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Going out to eat at a restaurant should be an enjoyable experience. However, some restaurant patrons end up leaving the restaurant in an ambulance. If you suffered a slip and fall injury, burn, struck-by injury, or another type of injury at a restaurant, you might be able to file a lawsuit if the injury was caused by the carelessness of the restaurant staff.
When suing for personal injury resulting from an accident at a restaurant, you will need to prove that the property owner, restaurant owner, or an employee acted negligently and caused your injury. A personal injury lawyer
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Lungs are arguably one of the most vital organs in the body. Without strong, healthy lungs, a person is unable to take part in enjoyable activities, such as running or playing sports, or even everyday activities like caring for children. Unfortunately, many workers face the risk of developing lung disease due to exposure to hazardous conditions and materials in their work environment.
Exposure to dust, vapor, particulate matter, and fumes can cause irreversible damage to a worker’s lungs, making them more susceptible to diseases such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). When a worker contracts an occupational lung
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The attorneys at [[title]] have extensive experience providing legal representation to clients in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. Our blog is dedicated to providing helpful information on how people can protect themselves and their rights in Illinois. We are proud to feature the top 10 blogs that people read on our site in 2022. Through our regular blog posts, we work to help readers stay informed and up-to-date on issues related to car accidents and other types of injuries, workers’ comp claims and benefits, and related matters. Our commitment is to inform, guide, and empower all of those who
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A rear-end accident involves the front of a vehicle colliding with the rear of another vehicle. Unfortunately, these collisions are a common occurrence on our roads and highways, and they can be very dangerous. Victims of rear-end accidents may suffer multiple types of serious injuries, as well as extensive damage to their vehicle or other property. If you have been involved in this type of car accident, the process of seeking compensation for your injuries can be daunting. However, it does not have to be. By understanding the legal process and working with a personal injury attorney, you can
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There are a variety of different types of defective products that can cause people to suffer injuries. To address these concerns, companies may perform recalls of products that are found to be defective or dangerous. However, even when dangerous products are removed from the market, consumers may still be placed at risk of harm, and they may have options for pursuing compensation from a company that caused them to suffer injuries. 
Defects in children’s products can be especially concerning. Parents take great care to make sure their children are safe at all times, and they rely on product manufacturers to
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Many people are injured while working every year. If you have been injured in a workplace accident, you may be aware that you can receive workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits will cover your medical treatment, and they may also reimburse you for some of the income lost while you were recovering or because of a permanent disability. You will be eligible for workers’ comp no matter whether you or your employer were responsible for your injuries. But did you know that in some cases, a third party can also be held liable for your workplace accident? In these situations, you
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Every day, drivers take to the roads with the intention of getting from Point A to Point B without problems. Most of the time, people are able to do so successfully. Unfortunately, there are always car accidents waiting to happen, and one of the biggest dangers that currently affects people is distracted driving. In 2020, more than 3,000 people were killed in the U.S. as a result of distracted driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. While those numbers are staggering, they only tell part of the story. For every fatal car accident caused by distracted driving,
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Motor vehicle collisions of all types can be very dangerous, and they can lead to severe or fatal injuries for victims. However, commercial truck accidents can be especially devastating, and the large size and massive weight of 18-wheelers and similar vehicles may result in life-changing injuries and other types of damages. Truck accidents can be caused by a variety of issues, but one contributing factor that can sometimes be overlooked is defective equipment. Faulty parts or equipment that has not been properly maintained may cause a truck driver to lose control of their vehicle and collide with others. In these
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There are millions of dogs in the United States, and even though most are friendly family pets, some are aggressive and dangerous. Even in situations where dogs have always exhibited calm, non-aggressive behavior, they may act suddenly or unexpectedly and bite or attack someone. While some dog bites are relatively mild, others can be severe, resulting in serious injuries, permanent disability or disfigurement, or even death. In cases where a person has been bitten or attacked by a dog, a personal injury attorney can review the situation and determine the best options for pursuing financial compensation.
Common Injuries from
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Originally published: May 19, 2021 — Updated: September 26, 2022
Update: In addition to understanding the symptoms and treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome, it is important for those who suffer from this condition to know their options for receiving workers’ compensation benefits. Repetitive stress injuries will qualify for workers’ comp as long as they arose out of the work you performed. If, during the course of your employment, you have regularly worked with your hands and completed tasks such as typing or operating tools or machinery, your injury will most likely be work-related, which will allow you to receive the
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There are many different types of defective or dangerous products that can potentially cause people to suffer injuries. The risks of injury are a significant concern no matter who is affected, but especially so in cases where products could potentially injure children. When dangerous or defective products cause children to suffer injuries, parents will need to determine their options for addressing these issues, and they may be able to pursue compensation from a negligent manufacturer by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Recently, the recall of a popular brand of jogging stroller has raised concerns about whether these products may
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At any given time, there are millions of vehicles on Illinois roads. Cautious drivers need to be able to handle many different situations, including traveling at high speeds, navigating busy roads and intersections, and being aware of pedestrians or obstacles in the road. Traffic laws are in place to ensure that everyone can share the road safely. 
Unfortunately, many drivers violate these laws. These violations occur due to carelessness, lack of respect for others, stress related to busy schedules or other factors, anger at other people’s actions, fatigue, and more. When drivers fail to obey traffic laws, they put themselves
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There are many ways a person can be injured while they are on the job. When workplace accidents occur, or when a person experiences physical health issues due to the work they have performed, they will typically be eligible to receive workers’ compensation. But what about situations where a person becomes ill due to conditions in their workplace or exposure to an infectious disease? In these cases, workers will need to understand how workers’ comp addresses occupational diseases.
Benefits Available to People Who Experience Occupational Illnesses
Work-related health issues are a common concern for people in certain occupations.
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Surgical procedures can make anyone nervous. Most surgery patients breathe a sigh of relief after the procedure is over. However, the danger is not over just because the actual procedure is over. Post-surgical infections are a very real threat – especially if the patient is elderly or in ill health. If you or a loved one suffered an infection after getting surgery, you may wonder if the infection was preventable. If an infection is caused by substandard medical practices before, during, or after a surgery, this may be considered medical negligence. The patient, or the patient’s surviving loved ones, may
Continue Reading When Is a Post-Surgery Infection Considered Medical Malpractice?