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The decision to place an elderly family member in a nursing home is usually made out of concern for their safety. Their needs and health issues may have progressed past a point where family members can safely provide care at home. Often, it takes one or more incident in which the senior could have been harmed before their loved ones make the difficult choice to place them in a skilled nursing facility. Unfortunately, elders in understaffed nursing homes may not be as safe as everyone would like. When a nursing home does not have the manpower needed to adequately supervise
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Bicycling is a popular mode of transportation and a recreational activity enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. However, it is important to recognize that bicycle accidents can occur, and they can result in multiple types of injuries, some of which can be severe and life-altering. Many of the most dangerous bicycle accidents will occur when bicyclists are struck by motor vehicles. Negligent drivers may fail to share the road safely with bicycles, or they may commit traffic violations that put bicyclists at risk of being injured in a collision. Cyclists who are involved in collisions may suffer serious bodily
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A very common factor in semi-truck accidents is driver fatigue. It is not difficult to discern why this may be. Commercial truck drivers work long hours actively driving. Long-distance drivers may do nothing but operate their truck for weeks on end. Anyone who has driven a long distance with few stops can likely understand how this type of work may be tiring. It can be difficult for drivers in personal vehicles and commercial trucks alike to retain perfect focus on the road for extended periods of time. Taking regular rest breaks is essential to helping a semi-truck driver remain
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When most think of Workers’ Compensation, they picture construction workers, factory employees, and others in high-risk occupations. Certainly, people who work in these fields are at higher risk of a workplace injury than most. However, white collar workers can and do suffer injuries in their workplace. People who primarily work in office buildings and behind desks are not safe from the risk of a workplace injury. White collar workers enjoy the same rights those in riskier occupations do to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits when they become injured while performing their job duties. The types of injuries and accidents white
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It can be very hard to think clearly in the immediate aftermath of an accident. You may feel as if you are in shock as your adrenaline races and your heart pounds after a frightening accident. Or, your accident could be much more mundane, such as tripping over an exposed wire that should have been taped down, or pulling a muscle in your back while mopping the floor. Either way, you may be left wondering what to do. Knowing what steps to take just after you experience a workplace injury can make your Workers’ Compensation claims process far easier. It
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It’s important to know your rights and the necessary steps to take after a car accident in Illinois, even if it’s minor. To protect your rights, one crucial step is to file a crash report. This applies particularly if the accident caused injury, death, or property damage over $1,500 (for insured drivers). However, uninsured drivers must file a report if the damage is over $500.
After an accident, it may feel overwhelming to file a police report. But remember, protecting your rights and getting potential compensation from the responsible party is essential.
When to File a Police Report
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Originally published: January 12, 2021 — Updated: June 16, 2023
Update: In addition to determining whether you may be able to pursue compensation for injuries caused by chiropractic malpractice, it is also important to understand the types of damages that may be addressed in these types of cases. When pursuing a medical malpractice or personal injury claim, you may seek compensation for:

  • Medical expenses – As discussed below, mistakes made by a chiropractor may result in multiple types of injuries, and you may require extensive treatment to address the harmful effects you have experienced. In cases involving strokes or other

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Factory workers are required to perform physical labor that can be strenuous on the body. This can lead to a range of repetitive stress injuries (RSIs). Repetitive stress injuries or repetitive motion injuries can be painful and reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday functions.
Workers who suffer a repetitive stress injury during the course of their employment may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can help make up for the workers’ lost income as well as reimburse the worker for his or her medical expenses.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by compression of
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Personal injury claims are used to recover monetary damages after an injury caused by another party’s negligent or unlawful actions. Car accidents, medical negligence, nursing home neglect, defective products, and farm equipment accidents are just some of the accidents that may lead to a personal injury claim. In order to win a personal injury case, the injured party must prove four elements: duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damages.
What Does “Duty of Care” Mean?
Duty of care means that the defendant had an obligation to act in a reasonable manner so as not to cause damage or
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In recent years, the news has been full of stories involving fatal shootings. Sadly, this trend does not look like it is slowing anytime soon. If your loved one died from a gunshot wound, you may be looking for justice. 
The criminal justice system is tasked with penalizing perpetrators of violence. However, even if a perpetrator is convicted and put in jail, this does not offer any restitution to the victim’s family.
Another legal avenue you may want to consider is filing a wrongful death claim on behalf of your loved one. A wrongful death claim can be used to
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Personal injury claims can be used to recover financial compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, vehicle damage, and other losses caused by a car accident. However, to recover compensation, you must adequately prove that the other party caused the accident and the resulting damages. Many car accident cases become “he said, she said” situations in which both drivers blame each other for the crash.
Proving that another driver was at fault for a crash can be a complex endeavor. One tool you may find useful is accident reconstruction.
What is Accident Reconstruction?
Car accidents are complicated, multifaceted events. Countless
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Medical mistakes vary in severity. Some mistakes are harmless and only result in mild frustration or wasted time. However, other medical mistakes are so catastrophic that they forever change the patient’s life. “Never events” are medical errors that are so egregious they should never happen.
If you or a loved one were the victim of a serious medical mistake causing injury or death, you have the right to pursue justice and financial compensation through a medical malpractice claim. Reach out to an experienced medical malpractice attorney to discuss your situation in detail and learn about your legal options.
What is
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Tractors and related vehicles are essential to the agricultural industry. However, traffic accidents involving tractors can be catastrophic and even deadly. If you or a loved one were involved in a tractor accident, either as a tractor operator, a pedestrian, or another motorist, it is important to know your legal rights and options. Depending on the circumstances of the crash, you may be entitled to compensation through workers’ compensation or a personal injury claim.
Legal Rights of Injured Farm Workers
Farm workers and others in the agricultural industry are often required to operate tractors on public roads. They may need
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A personal injury lawsuit is a means of pursuing financial compensation for harm caused by another party’s negligence. The plaintiff, or the individual who was injured, brings the lawsuit against the party who was responsible for his or her injury, called the defendant. The defendant may be a negligent driver, an insurance company, a property owner, a business, or even a government entity.
A crucial aspect of a personal injury lawsuit is discovery. During the discovery process, the defendant and the plaintiff gather information about the facts of the case using various legal tools. The information gathered during discovery may
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Severe and catastrophic burn injuries can occur in a car accident, equipment-related accident, fire, workplace accident, farm accident, or a number of other situations. Suffering a severe burn injury is a life-changing experience. Not only are burns extremely painful, but they also often lead to permanent disfigurement. Furthermore, the psychological trauma associated with a severe burn may plague the burn victim for years or decades.
When a burn injury is caused by another party’s recklessness, carelessness, intentional wrongdoing, or negligence, the victim may be able to take legal action against that party. A personal injury claim can be used
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Work-related injuries can lead to physical, emotional, and financial hardship for workers and their families. In Illinois, injured workers will be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, as long as an injury occurred while they were working or arose out of their employment. Workers’ comp benefits address medical expenses related to a work injury, and they also provide wage replacement for those who experience disabilities. In some cases, a person may be totally disabled, meaning that the injuries they suffered prevent them from returning to work and earning an income. In these situations, it is important to understand the total disability
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