Were You Exposed to Covid-19 at Work?
Essential workers in Illinois who contract COVID-19 on the job may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Employers have a duty of care to ensure that workers are protected from known hazards at work, including limiting exposure to COVID-19. Laws Dictate Maintaining Safe Workplaces, But What about COVID-19? Healthcare workers, grocery store clerks, bus drivers, […]
These Are the Top Children’s Hospitals in Illinois
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital were ranked among the best in the country according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings. U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 Rankings Each year, U.S. News & World Report releases its rankings of the top 50 hospitals […]
How Long Can You Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Illinois?
The length of time that an injured worker can receive benefits depends on a number of factors including the type of benefits received, how permanent the injury is, and the worker’s age. Generally, injured workers may receive temporary total disability (TTD) benefits until they are released to go back to their jobs without restrictions, they […]
How to Document Your Car Accident
When possible, accident victims should immediately document as much information as they can without jeopardizing their and their passengers’ health and safety. Otherwise, it is easy to forget important information that may be helpful to their auto accident attorney if they choose to file a personal injury claim. Remember Safety First The first moments after […]
What Parents Should Know About Water Safety
Serious injuries and drownings can be prevented when property owners, operators, and caregivers understand the risks and make water safety a priority when children are around bodies of water. When negligence, lack of training, or reckless behavior causes injuries or death in Chicago, victims can file a personal injury lawsuit to hold responsible parties liable. […]
Vaping May Increase COVID-19 Severity
Vaping can cause underlying lung and heart conditions in users. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that because of this, users are at a higher risk of contracting and suffering severe complications from COVID-19. What Does Vaping Do to the Lungs? By now, it should be no secret that e-cigarettes are dangerous products. […]
Car Accidents Have Decreased for Third Year in a Row
While car accidents and fatalities continue to decrease each year, injuries and deaths from crashes that do occur should not be ignored. Thousands of drivers, passengers, and pedestrians suffer life-altering, even fatal injuries in motor vehicle collisions every year. Medical bills and loss of income from the inability to work can quickly lead to financial […]
When Work Equipment Fails
Employers are required to comply with OSHA’s safety rules and regulations, which include equipment and machinery used at worksites. Workers who are injured by defective or dangerous equipment are eligible for workers’ compensation. However, they may also be entitled to further compensation from the manufacturer of the faulty equipment and if negligent, their employer, too. […]
Workers Subjected to Retaliation After Reporting Workplace Injuries
Employees who have been subjected to retaliation for reporting a workplace injury may be entitled to additional compensation by making a whistleblower claim. Under Federal law, it is illegal for an employer to discipline or retaliate against employees who report injuries. This creates an atmosphere of fear that intimidates other workers and discourages them from […]
Injured by an Instacart Driver?
Victims of accidents involving Instacart drivers could have difficulty being compensated for their damages, including medical costs, loss of income, and property damage. Instacart requires their drivers to carry commercial insurance. But if they fail to verify such coverage, they should be held liable for damages. Independent Contractors Are Responsible for Their Own Insurance Unlike […]