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When someone experiences sexual abuse, life as they knew it is irrevocably changed forever. The statistics of sexual abuse in the United States are straight-up horrifying. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women will have experienced some form of sexual abuse in their lifetime, while 24.8 percent of men will have experienced some form of sexual violence in their lifetime. Sexual abuse and its debilitating aftereffects can take on many forms. Sufferers may experience physical, mental, emotional, and psychological anguish related to their abuse.
What can sufferers do to help ensure their abusers are
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In Illinois, premises liability laws concern injuries sustained by welcomed individuals caused by hazardous conditions on a particular premise. According to the law, it is the responsibility of the party who controls the property to ensure that the property is in a condition that is reasonably safe for lawful visitors to the property or effectively cautions visitors of any conditions existing that may pose a threat of potential physical injury. In Illinois, to win a premises liability case, the plaintiff must be able to prove the presence of each of four circumstances. Notably, the kinds of hazards and harms that
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Anyone on the end of a hit-and-run accident knows what a dejected feeling it is to be left to fend for yourself and your damaged vehicle as the perpetrator speeds away. Such events can make you feel desperate, hopeless, angry, and so many other understandable emotions. As the driver speeds away, you may believe that there goes your chance of receiving any compensation related to your injuries from the hit-and-run car accident. Luckily, however, pursuing compensation, even in these sorts of circumstances, is not impossible.
You may also be pleased to learn that the at-fault driver is not the
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Workers’ compensation in Illinois is a fundamental element of nearly every job in the state. Simply put, if you have a job in Illinois, it is more probable than not that you are eligible to receive workers’ compensation insurance if you suffer an injury at work or are made ill at work. While most workers in the state are qualified, some careers are considered high-risk and may result in workers utilizing workers’ compensation insurance multiple times in their careers. These high-risk occupations may include electricians, construction workers, and certain healthcare workers. Therefore, it is crucial that if you work in
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Medical malpractice is a term commonly thrown around, with few people knowing what it means. Medical malpractice is not a healthcare worker, such as a physician or nurse, making an honest mistake in a hospital or clinic setting. As with so many areas of life, honest mistakes happen. However, for medical malpractice to have taken place, there needs to have been negligence on the part of the healthcare professional or entity who performed the medical care, resulting in the injury or death of the patient.
Medical malpractice lawsuits can be costly and time-consuming since such cases usually require medical experts
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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 42,915 people perished in car accidents in 2021 alone. If the past has taught us anything, it is that accidents can happen at any time and for any reason. This is especially true when it comes to driving. Driving is a privilege and a necessary means of travel for millions of Americans. Unfortunately, the more often you drive, the higher the chances you will someday be in a car accident.
Being injured in a car accident can be a terrifying experience. It can also be an equally angering experience, especially if
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People who suffer work-related injuries that fall under the Illinois Workers Compensation Act and cannot work or face certain work restrictions can be entitled to temporary disability benefits.
TTD benefits begin when an injured worker is off work for two consecutive weeks and become payable on the first full day the worker is authorized to be off of work. TTD benefits are paid weekly or biweekly depending on how an injured worker was paid by their employer.
Who Is Entitled To Ttd Benefits After A Work Injury?
TTD benefits are paid to workers who miss at least three days of
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WLS-TV recently reported that a 25-year-old man was walking around a strip mall on Aurora’s West Side when he fell about 15 feet into a hole that was dug for utility work and got stuck. It took 20 different rescue agencies two hours to rescue him.
If you or a loved one were hurt in a contruction accident, you may be able to pursue compensation for your medical bills and other damages. 
Common Kinds of Construction Accidents
Some of the most frequent construction accidents in Illinois tend to include the following:

  • Falls from heights — Many construction workers will be

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While National Safety Council (NSC) statistics indicate that November is actually a time of year in which fatalities on the road actually start to decrease after the five consecutive highest months, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) actually shows that the 9 percent of motor vehicle crash deaths in November is almost on par with the 10 percent of deaths in June, July, August, September, and October. The NSC also estimates that more than 500 people will die during the Thanksgiving break. If you or a loved one were hurt in an automobile accident
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Social media has become an everyday aspect of most people’s lives, so it can be difficult not to share what is going on in your life with your friends and family. That said, people who have active workers’ compensation cases will want to avoid posting anything about their activities on social media because there can be enormous drawbacks to posting certain kinds of information on these websites.
While social media is still a relatively new phenomenon, it is being quickly understood to have relatively permanent effects in various kinds of court cases. Insurance companies and lawyers alike will often go
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The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act sets out certain rights that people who live in skilled nursing facilities have. People who go to live in nursing homes often give up many of the freedoms and comforts of living at home. They may be asked to sign in and out when they leave. Residents prone to elopement may be required to wear a personal alarm that will alert staff if they attempt to leave. However, a person does not give up all of their personal liberties when they move into a long-term care facility. In Illinois, enumerated rights are set out
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Pedestrian accidents can happen any day of the year, as can drunk driving crashes. However, both of these horrifying types of auto accidents tend to increase in frequency on the days around Halloween. Many children love trick-or-treating, and many parents love to watch their children run around in a costume, collecting candy from neighbors. However, it is critical that parents be particularly wary of drivers on this holiday. Halloween invites dangerous driving practices – as well as unsafe pedestrian habits. Excited children are prone to abruptly running across the road. Likewise, adults who are uninterested in trick-or-treating tend to attend
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Medical malpractice claims are often considered in terms of general practice and hospital care. While cases stemming from general healthcare errors are very common, those born of an error by a dentist or oral surgeon are also common. Dentists and other dental practitioners are held to a professional standard of care similar to healthcare professionals because careless mistakes by the medical professional tasked with caring for a patient’s teeth and mouth can cause significant harm to the patient. 
Patients who have experienced medical malpractice at the hands of a dentist may suffer lasting harm, such as missing or badly
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Being left injured on the side of the road with a disabled vehicle while the at-fault driver speeds away can induce feelings of hopelessness in anyone. If the driver who would be liable for the accident has disappeared, pursuing compensation from them may seem impossible, but in many cases, it actually is. 
Hit-and-run car accidents involving personal injury are troubling to most police departments, and with the help of attorneys, they discover the identity of the at-fault driver more often than one might think. Additionally, the liable driver is not the only potential source of compensation. It would be wise
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 Premises liability laws deal with injuries to welcomed persons due to dangerous conditions on a given premises. It is the duty of the party controlling the property to maintain the premises in a condition that is reasonably safe for visitors to the property, or otherwise to adequately caution visitors against conditions posing a potential risk of physical injury. In order to win a premises liability case in Illinois, a plaintiff must prove the existence of each of the four circumstances. The types of hazards and harms that may give rise to a valid premises liability claim are varied, and
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Choosing to move an elderly family member into a skilled nursing facility can be difficult. This decision is often made out of concern for the senior’s safety. When a person can no longer live at home because they are no longer able to care for themselves, or because their care has become overwhelming for family members, placement in a nursing home may be the best option. Nursing home residents are supposed to be cared for in a safe environment by skilled, concerned caregivers. Unfortunately, not all nursing homes are of equal quality. There are a few known telltale signs that
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