Posts Categorized: Personal Injury Attorney

Returning to Work After an Injury

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This issue is a very common: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has only one inspector for every 59,000 Illinois workers. So, OSHA agents usually cannot prevent job injuries, they can only help workers after the fact. A job injury could be a trauma injury, like a fall or a motor vehicle crash. Occupational diseases,… Read more »

Safety Responsibility During an Obstacle/Mud Race

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Many people in the Rockford area, including many people who work in our office, participate in family events like the Muck Fest and the Muddy Princess. These mud and obstacle races are both fun and challenging. These activities are also risky and injuries are extremely common. Often, these injuries are no more than sore muscles,… Read more »

Understanding Amusement Park Accidents

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Every year, dangerous amusement park rides injure thousands of people. Often, weekend carnivals spring up overnight. In the rush to open, important safety protocols and double-checks often fall by the wayside. Meanwhile, in the many Six Flags-style amusement parks in Illinois, there is always pressure to make this year’s roller-coaster more edgy than last year’s… Read more »

Examining the Resident-on-Resident Abuse Problem in Rockford Nursing Homes

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Although it gets little media attention, resident-on-resident abuse is one of the fastest-growing problems in long-term Winnebago County care centers. Many nursing home residents are vulnerable in this area. Many residents have dementia or other conditions, which make it difficult for them to express appropriate emotions, making them more likely to get into a physical… Read more »

Foundations of a Successful Slip & Fall Claim

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Every year, fall injuries send more than eight million Americans to hospital emergency rooms. These incidents cause injuries that eventually heal, such as broken bones and some that never heal, such as brain injuries. These victims may be entitled to substantial compensation. The damages include money for economic losses, such as medical bills and non-economic… Read more »

Insurance Company Defenses Go to The Movies

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In a personal injury case, the victim/plaintiff must establish negligence by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not). Additionally, there is usually a direct relationship between the amount of evidence the plaintiff presents and the amount of damages the jury awards.   Typically, these damages include compensation for economic losses, such as medical… Read more »

Immediate and Long-Term Help For Auto Accident Victims

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Each year, car crashes kill or seriously injure millions of Americans. The casualty rate is a little higher in semi-urban areas like Rockford. The closest and best trauma center may be several miles away, and in these cases, seconds count. The injuries themselves are just the beginning. Accident victims who try to navigate the claims… Read more »

Three Differences Between Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Claims

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Both these areas of law protect accident victims. They provide the compensation these individuals and families need to move on. But personal injury law and workers’ compensation law come from different places, so there are some significant differences. Illinois personal injury law has its roots in court cases like Donoghue v. Stevenson. Beginning around 1900,… Read more »

FAQs about Personal Injury Damages

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When you are injured in a car or motorcycle accident, slip and fall, or any other incident where the negligent actions of another person caused the injury, you can hold them liable to pay compensation by filing a personal injury claim. Most people are unsure and baffled about certain aspects of a personal injury case…. Read more »

How Social Media Can Affect Your Personal Injury Claim

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The majority of people who use social media do so every day. And no longer is social media just used to stay in touch with friends and family; instead, it is used to share photos, life events, and often personal information with a huge network of people, ranging from blood relatives to complete strangers. The… Read more »