The Strengthening Medicare And Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2011
An important piece of legislation was recently introduced in Congress that, if passed, will change the wayÂ that Medicare secondary payer rules for certain claims, including workers’ compensation, are applied. The legislation is called the â€œStrengthening Medicare And Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2011â€ (a/k/a HR 1063 or the SMART Act) and was sponsored by Congressmen […]
Who Keeps The Ring?
The 50 to 50,000 thousand-dollar question that even baffles the experts; if an engaged couple calls off the wedding, who gets the ring? Etiquette experts such as Emily Post typically
The Double Cross of Crossfit
It is estimated that there are 3 injuries for every 1,000 hours of Crossfit training in the United States. It is estimated that one in five Crossfit participants will suffer an injury over the course of one year of training. Overall, one in seven women “Crossfitters,” and one in five men are expected to incur […]
Danger on the Job: The future of Workplace Injuries
The Occupational Health and Safety Act has promised American workers the right to a safe job since 1970, but with President Trump’s agenda, that could soon change. Since he took office, Trump has repeatedly delayed or repealed worker safety and other associated rules, and he has proposed the elimination of various worker safety programs as […]
Are Domestic Workers in Illinois Entitled to Workers Compensation Benefits?
In Illinois, domestic workers who work at least 40 hours per week for at least 13 weeks per year are entitled to workers compensation benefits if injured on the job. A Chicago workers compensation attorney can explain the necessary process to file a claim for benefits. Domestic Workers Rights in Illinois On January 1, 2017, […]
When Bacteria Spoils the Meal
Foodborne bacterial infections affect millions of Americans every year. Many of these bacterial infections create short term discomfort including diarrhea, nausea, and headaches. However, there are some bacteria that can require hospitalization and the use of strong antibacterial medication to clear up. For patients infected with these more serious bacteria, the fight is quite literally […]
‘Textalyzer’ to Detect Cell Phone Use While Driving Under Consideration
A new device called a ‘textalyzer’ is being developed to help law enforcement officers detect whether or not drivers in accidents were distracted by texting, social media and other applications while they were driving, resulting in their accidents.Currently, law enforcement officers must get search warrants in order to search drivers’ phones, making it difficult for […]
Illinois’ GDL Program Equals Safer Streets
Well known as a model for teen driving safety, the Illinois Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Program has significantly reduced the number of fatalities associated with teen drivers since it was implemented in 2008. With approximately 60 percent fewer deaths, the GDL program is proven to be effective at making Illinois streets safer for motorists, cyclists […]
Coping With Work-Related Head Injuries
Work-related head injuries can lead to physical, mental, and financial hardships for an employee. A work injury attorney can file a workers compensation claim and ensure that fair benefits are received. Common Workplace Head Injuries According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over three million workers suffered non-fatal head injuries while on the job […]
How Safe is Your Child’s Daycare?
Thousands of children suffer injuries in daycare homes and facilities across the United States every year. Although some of these injuries are simple bumps, bruises or scrapes that require simple first aid or no follow-up care at all, others are so severe that victims require emergency medical intervention. In some situations, these young children lose […]