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The sexual abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are actively investigating claims involving abuse perpetuated by the Royal Rangers Organization. Our law firm has experience prosecuting claims involving abuse in youth organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America, the Catholic Church, Church of Ladder Day Saints, YMCA, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Let our law firm explain your rights and legal options and using the best strategy to pursue and resolve a sexual abuse claim. Contact us today at (888) 424-5757 to schedule a confidential and free consultation with an experienced lawyer. Continue
When you have fallen in an accident, the facts matter when you are seeking recovery in a personal injury lawsuit. The mere fact that you have fell and been injured is not enough to result in financial compensation to pay the damages that you have suffered. What happened is important because you will need to prove that someone was negligent for you to get money. The Property Owner’s Negligence Can Cause Serious Injury Continue reading ›
There is a good reason why many medical malpractice lawsuits will settle before they head to court for a trial. Both the injured plaintiff and the hospital or medical professional have an incentive to reach a settlement. For the defendant, they have an interest in avoiding a jury verdict that can take them for millions of dollars. The plaintiff also knows how difficult it is to win a medical malpractice case that goes to a jury trial. There Are Few Plaintiff Winners at Trial Continue reading ›
We reviewed all the OSHA accident reports for tower crane accidents dating all the way back to 1984. What we learned from this review is that tower crane accidents are rare and that anything can go wrong when a tower crane is on a job site. Given the height that is involved and the momentum when something falls from the crane, tower crane accidents have a high likelihood of being fatal. It is hard to miss a tower crane on a jobsite. There are the massive cranes that are hundreds of feet high. When you are in a city with…
After a seemingly never-ending maze of sexual abuse perpetrated by clergy, new allegations of abuse have surfaced at two Illinois orphanages run by the Catholic Church. Allegations of Sexual Abuse at Maryville Academy in Des Plaines, IL Allegations of Sexual Abuse Have Come Forward Regarding Rev. David Ryan While He Worked at Maryville Academy Continue reading ›
When you are a passenger and have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you have legal rights to file a lawsuit for your injuries. In some respects, you have even more rights to bring a legal claim for financial compensation than the driver of the vehicle because you can sue more possible defendants. Your compensation can include medical expenses and other damages such as lost wages and pain and suffering. Simply stated, when you are a passenger, you have a nearly unlimited right to file an accident against the responsible party without regard to your own actions in a…
When you have been hurt on a construction site, the one constant is that you will have the ability to file for financial compensation for your injuries. How you are compensated as an injured worker and who pays your claim depends on the type of your injury and what happened. While there is the standard workers’ compensation system that is available to pay work-related injuries, you will want to try to find other potential defendants for your personal injury lawsuit because your recovery can be greater outside of the worker’s compensation system. The first thing that you should do…
Forklift accidents are one of the more common possible violations reported to OSHA. This is in part because everyone working in the vicinity of the forklift may be in danger. In fact, the lesson that we learn from reviewing Occupational Safety and Health Administration accident investigation reports is of the wide variety of injuries that are suffered in this type of accident. Both the forklift operator and their co-workers may be in jeopardy when these types of powered industrial trucks are being operated. Department of Labor Forklift Accident Data Continue reading ›
How to Work with a Personal Injury Lawyer One of the misconceptions about hiring a personal injury attorney is that they will do all the work to help you file or litigate your claim. Of course, your attorney will lead your effort and do much of the heavy lifting in settlement negotiations and trial. However, you need to work with your attorney and law firm along the way for you to have the most effective case. If you have never worked with an attorney before, you are wondering how to effectively help your lawyer who is working to give you…
Truck accident victims must be fully prepared when they file their claims or lawsuits as these settlements and jury verdicts will normally result in high damage amounts. Unlike a standard car accident, truck accidents actually give plaintiffs a measuring stick to help establish the fault of the driver involved in the accident through the application of safety regulations. This is why it is vital for you and your personal injury lawyer to be familiar with the regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA). What Is the FMSCA and What Do They Do? Continue reading ›
Many people mistake a nursing home with an assisted living facility. The two have different levels of care and different treatment in the eyes of the law. Assisted living communities will generally take healthier people who need some extra help and monitoring while nursing homes are for the seriously ill. Nonetheless, you have the ability to sue nursing homes and senior living communities when they have been negligent and harmed your loved one. Just because the laws of assisted living are not as detailed does not mean that they do not owe your loved one the duty of care.…
When you are about to file a car accident claim, it helps to know what can impact the value of your settlement. One thing is for sure, and that is the insurance company knows how much it would need to pay you for your car accident claim. For the insurance company, the best claimant is an uneducated one because they are trying to pay you less than you deserve in a settlement. Thus, it helps to know what factors could influence the value of your auto accident case. The first thing that you should know are the two categories…
Construction workers face all kinds of risks and dangers on the job including electrocution; fire; falling debris; equipment malfunction; automobile collision; etc. Time and again though, one of the most serious and even frequent accidents we see are falls. You might have experienced this yourself at work. Chicago construction workers fall in all different types of ways. Each of them may present broken bones, herniated discs, concussions, and even death. When they do arise, you need to know who is legally responsible for the incident so that you can recover financial compensation for your medical expenses, personal injuries, and other…
If you are a Chicago construction worker, then you probably cannot sue your boss for injuries you sustain on the job. Yet, if someone else caused the accident, including the general contractor, then you may be able to sue them for financial compensation. We can work with you to figure out who was responsible for your Chicago construction accident. General contractors play a unique role on these job sites and that comes with special responsibilities. General Contractors’ Responsibilities on Construction Sites Continue reading ›
In Illinois, workers’ compensations do not have to involve work accidents. Any type of work injury can result in compensation so long as you can prove that it happened on the job. This could include injuries from repetitive motion that you perform on the job. Thus, not only can factory workers and construction laborers receive workers’ compensation, when they are injured while working but office workers may be eligible for it too. The Causes of Repetitive Motion Injuries You may be called on to perform the same duty many time a day at work. For example, you may work at…
Many people who work in Illinois do not live in the state. Alternatively, some Illinois residents will travel to Wisconsin, Indiana and Missouri for work each day. When these workers are injured, there is some question as to where they can claim workers’ compensation. The good news for them is that they can receive benefits so long as they figure out the right state in which to file. Workers Compensation Claims Involving an Out-of-State Worker Our first scenario involves a worker from Cook County who drives across the Indiana state line to work in Gary. The employee suffered a…