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Illinois SB 1596 Gives Second Chance to Workers Injured by Occupational Diseases

ILLINOIS SB 1596 GIVES SECOND CHANCE TO WORKERS INJURED BY OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES

April 24, 2019

ILLINOIS SB 1596 GIVES SECOND CHANCE TO WORKERS INJURED BY OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES Under the current Illinois Workers’ Compensation System, injured workers have a strict statute of limitations that prevents them from bringing claims after 2 years from the date of injury. There are exceptions for latent diseases that are caused by occupational exposures to hazardous materials. For instance, if an […]

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WHY CAR WRECKS WITH MULTIPLE INJURIES TEND TO TAKE LONGER

March 24, 2019

WHY CAR WRECKS WITH MULTIPLE INJURIES TEND TO TAKE LONGER If you get hurt in a car accident in or around the metro-east St. Louis area, you have a lot of options for attorneys. From billboards to late-night TV ads, our region is bombarded with lawyers claiming to “get you big money” or “get cash now.” But the truth is, […]

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SOUTHERN ILLINOIS HOSPITALS SPEND MILLIONS TREATING NURSING HOME INJURIES

March 17, 2019

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS HOSPITALS SPEND MILLIONS TREATING NURSING HOME INJURIES In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that nationwide about 123,600 nursing home residents were sent to an emergency room within a 90-day period for injuries they sustained while residing in nursing homes. This staggering statistic reveals a serious problem with American nursing homes. According to the […]

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THREE REASONS WHY HEALTH INSURANCE IS IMPORTANT TO YOUR INJURY CASE

March 15, 2019

THREE REASONS WHY HEALTH INSURANCE IS IMPORTANT TO YOUR INJURY CASE As if there are not enough good reasons to carry health insurance, getting into an accident may be one of the biggest. If you are hurt in a car accident, slip and fall injury, or any other type of injury involving negligence, then you really need to make sure […]

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YES. YOU ABSOLUTELY SHOULD HIRE A LAWYER FOR YOUR PERSONAL INJURY

February 21, 2019

YES. YOU ABSOLUTELY SHOULD HIRE A LAWYER FOR YOUR PERSONAL INJURY Injury Victims With Lawyers Do Better Than Those Without Lawyers It’s a painful reality, but hundreds of thousands of Americans will have car accidents this year. Another 500,000 or so will be seriously injured or killed by negligent healthcare providers. About a million will be seriously hurt or killed […]

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COMMON BACK INJURIES CAUSED BY CAR ACCIDENTS AND WORK INJURIES

February 21, 2019

COMMON BACK INJURIES CAUSED BY CAR ACCIDENTS AND WORK INJURIES The human spine is quite resilient, but significant traumas can limit the range of motion and leave you suffering. Most people are aware that a back injury can make it tough to function, but the specifics can be a bit more difficult to understand. Even some of the best orthopedic […]

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THE REAL REASON AUTO ACCIDENTS COST SO MUCH

February 17, 2019

THE REAL REASON AUTO ACCIDENTS COST SO MUCH Understanding Insurance Claims If you have recently been in a motor vehicle crash in southern Illinois or near the metro-east, then you are probably already dealing with medical bills, insurance representatives, and possibly even third-party collection companies. Frankly, it’s not fair. If you were just an innocent driver who was following the […]

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CAN YOU SPOT FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION?

February 15, 2019

NOT ALL ABUSE IS PHYSICAL: CAN YOU SPOT FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION? WHAT IS ELDER EXPLOITATION? All over America, seniors are exploited every day. Sometimes it’s by a close loved one, such as an adult child or other relative. Other times, it may be a caregiver or healthcare worker. If you think it can’t happen to someone you love, then you are […]

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MAKE SURE YOU REPORT WORK INJURY IN TIME

February 14, 2019

MAKE SURE YOU REPORT WORK INJURY IN TIME WORK INJURY REPORTING DEADLINES IN ILLINOIS Maybe you’ve heard stories about someone who got badly injured at work and got a large sum of money. Maybe that person was able to cover their medical bills and get paid for their injury. Well, that’s sort of how workers’ compensation is meant to work. […]

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