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When an employee is injured at work, in most cases, they are entitled to financial damages through their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance program. In Illinois, any injury resulting from the employee’s job can qualify for a workers’ compensation claim. However, it is the employee’s responsibility to file the claim correctly and provide sufficient evidence. Anyone pursuing a workers’ compensation claim, should be aware of the mistakes that employees often make that diminish the validity of their claim and ability to collect compensation.
Missteps That Can Derail Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
1.) You fail to seek medical attention after the
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Even the most confident of drivers can feel a twinge of intimidation and vulnerability when passing a large semi-truck on the highway. Some drivers accelerate faster to lessen the amount of time spent next to the truck, while others may avoid passing them until absolutely necessary.
These instincts are not entirely unfounded. Accidents involving large trucks have proven to be incredibly devastating to occupants of passenger vehicles and often result in catastrophic injuries. This blog details some of the most common injuries seen in truck accidents and the long-term consequences the injured victims may suffer.
Back and Neck Injuries
Truck
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Construction accidents continue to be one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities. There are many factors that contribute to the dangers of a construction worksite including heavy machinery, high heights, and insufficiently trained employees. Workers in this industry should understand the dangers they may face and what steps they can take in order to protect themselves against construction accidents.
Studies completed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have identified four leading causes of construction site injuries and fatalities. These causes, which are referred to as the “Fatal Four,” include falls, being struck by objects, electrocution, and
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Almost all motor vehicle accidents are a result of someone’s negligence. In most cases, it is the negligence of one of the drivers involved. However, that is not always the case. The state of Illinois is notorious for its poorly maintained and dangerous roadways. The hazards found on these roads put those occupying the road at risk of being involved in a collision, including drivers, passengers, and workers. If you or someone you love has sustained injuries due to an accident caused by road hazards, you may be interested in filing a personal injury claim and holding the appropriate parties
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Prescription medications are fairly common in households throughout the country. It is in the nature of most people to trust their doctor’s opinions in terms of their health, including what medications they may need to take. Unfortunately, mistakes involving the prescription and administration of medications do happen and they can result in severe injuries for the patient. Pharmaceutical errors are often linked to medical malpractice and patients who have been harmed by such negligence should be able to hold negligent parties accountable.
How Do Medication Errors Happen?
Errors related to prescription medications are typically associated with human error in some
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In the state of Illinois, entities in charge of maintaining a property are expected to uphold high standards to protect those who visit and occupy the structure. When structures like balconies or porches are not properly maintained, constructed, and inspected, innocent lives may be at risk of sustaining very serious injuries. If you or a loved one have been harmed due to a structural collapse, it is possible that your injuries are a result of negligence.
Causes and Injuries Related to Structural Collapses
Structural collapses are almost always preventable and often a result of negligence. Structural collapses are frequently caused
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As young adults begin taking part in dangerous activities such as underage drinking, many parents may believe the safer route is to allow their minor teenager and their friends to drink at their homes. However, these parents, along with other parties who willingly provide alcohol to minors, should understand the persisting risks of underage drinking. In the event of serious injury or death, Illinois law allows for the adult who provided the alcohol or drugs to be held responsible.
Drug or Alcohol Impaired Minor Responsibility Act
In 2004, Illinois passed a law that placed significant responsibility onto individuals who supply
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Overmedication results when elderly patients take unneeded or excessive quantities of medication. When staff intentionally overmedicate their residents, it is considered elder abuse, whereas accidental overmedication may point to nursing home neglect. Nursing home staff may purposely overmedicate their residents to better control those who are more difficult and stubborn. If you believe your loved one may be a victim of overmedication at their nursing home, it is important to act quickly to avoid further injury and hold the proper parties accountable.
What Does Overmedication Look Like in Nursing Homes?
Lethargy, isolation, confusion, and excessive sleeping are just a
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Individuals occupy, patronize, and utilize public properties and facilities every day. They rarely stop to consider who maintains these properties and how that maintenance, or lack thereof, could possibly affect them. Holding property owners accountable for the condition of their property and how that condition may affect their guests is an aspect of premises liability. Guests and tenants who are injured by a property owner’s negligence should be aware of their rights and what damages they may be eligible to recover
Causes and Consequences of Inadequate Maintenance
When property owners neglect to put the time and effort into maintaining
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We trust our doctors and pharmacists to provide us with safe medications that are meant to help us emotionally, psychologically, and/or physically. Unfortunately, these medications do not always meet this standard and instead can result in harmful side effects that could result in long-term consequences. Victims who suffer injuries from pharmaceutical drug defects can work with a product liability attorney to better understand the risks of consuming such drugs and who should be held responsible.
Causes and Consequences of Defective Drugs
The sale of over-the-counter and prescription medication in the United States is regulated by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA).
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The statistics regarding sexual abuse are shocking: The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) reports that someone is sexually assaulted every 68 seconds in the United States. Sadly, many victims of sexual assault, rape, and sexual abuse are children. If you were sexually assaulted or abused by a caretaker, teacher, religious authority, or another individual, you should know that you have options for holding the liable person or organization accountable.
Understanding the Difference Between Civil and Criminal Sex Abuse Cases
When most people think about taking legal action against a sex predator, they assume that the action is being
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Although the number of car accidents far exceeds the number of truck accidents, the latter undoubtedly cause more serious damage. This is due to the fact that trucks weigh 20 to 30 times more than the average car. Here are 5 major differences between car and truck accidents that may affect your personal injury claim.
1. Commercial Vehicles Are Subject to Additional Federal Laws
Since they often travel between states, large commercial vehicles must adhere to not only state and local regulations, but also federal laws. These federal laws are generally in place to regulate the amount of driving allowed
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Car accidents are often caused by a “perfect storm” of events. One driver may be busy changing the radio station or checking text messages while the other is traveling above the speed limit. It might be raining. The road may be filled with potholes. Countless issues can lead up to a serious collision. When someone is hurt in a car accident involving shared fault, can they still recover compensation? Who is responsible for medical bills, car repair costs, and other damages?
You Can Still Get Compensation If You Were Partially at Fault
Personal injury laws vary from state to state.
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Apartment living certainly has its advantages. However, one major disadvantage of living in an apartment or rental house is that the tenant has little control over the property’s upkeep. When a landlord fails to keep a rental property in a reasonably safe condition and a tenant is harmed as a result, the tenant may be able to sue the property owner for damages. The tenant may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages caused by missed work, pain and suffering, and more.
Injuries Caused by Negligent Landlords
Whether a landlord is an individual or a company, the landlord
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If you or a loved one were hurt in a construction accident, you may be facing steep medical bills that place a significant financial strain on your family. The cost of doctor’s visits, imaging tests, surgery, medication, and other medical needs can exacerbate the financial burden created by being out of work.
Depending on the circumstances of a construction accident, an injured worker may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income, and other costs resulting from the accident. Some injured workers are also entitled to compensation for non-financial harm including their physical pain and emotional suffering.
Determining
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When you are sick or injured, you go to the doctor or a hospital to receive medical care. When that medical care injures us further or makes us even sicker, it can be frustrating and stressful. Unfortunately, medical malpractice is not all that uncommon in the United States. According to data from the National Practitioner Database, there have been more than 58,000 instances of medical malpractice payments or adverse actions taking place since the beginning of 2020. If you have been a victim of medical malpractice, there are likely various questions that you have relating to your case. Here
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