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How Immigration Status Affects Injury/Workers' Comp Claims

An undocumented immigrant who obtains work through backdoor means or using false documents may get injured at work. If that happens, does the employee qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, just like any other U.S. citizen or an immigrant with the proper papers?

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Which Insurance Should I Use for My Car Accident?

No one expects to leave home for work, run errands, or go shopping for essentials, to end up in a crash with another vehicle, but a report by Esurance shows that 77 percent of all drivers have been – or will be – involved in at least one accident. Also, the average driver will need to file an insurance claim at least once every 17.9 years of driving. Accidents happen, in other words.

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How Pre-Existing Conditions Affect Personal Injury Claims

You hop in your car on a Saturday morning, heading out to the mall to do some shopping. Along the way, as you pull to stop at a signal, the car behind you rear-ends you.

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Can an MRI Show Injuries Missed on an X-Ray?

Without a comprehensive medical diagnosis that may include an X-ray, you may not have a complete picture of what your injuries really are. However, in many cases, obtaining an MRI can catch details that an X-ray can’t.

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The First 72 Hours After an Accident

None of us are immune to accidents, and in 2020 alone, there were 52,090 car accidents in the state that resulted in injuries, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. These victims are now facing the medical bills, insurance claims, property loss, and trauma that accidents can bring.

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Understanding Current Workers' Compensation Wage Caps

According to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) in its latest report, covering the fiscal year 2020, the state averages about 250,000 workers’ compensation claims per year.

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Living with CRPS After a Work-Related Injury

According to a recent study, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) affects an estimated 200,000 patients annually in the United States. CRPS is an incapacitating condition that can adversely affect your ability to carry out your day-to-day activities or even return to work.

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Wage Differential: When Injuries Prevent You From Working

Under Illinois workers' compensation law, employers and their insurance providers must pay benefits to employees who get injured at work or suffer occupational illnesses. If you believe that you are entitled to wage differential payments, it’s important to reach out to a workers' compensation attorney to determine if these benefits apply to your specific case.

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The Anatomy of A Personal Injury Claim

According to a report by the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were 246,752 crashes involving motor vehicles statewide in 2020, causing 72,989 injuries. Accidents carry serious consequences and may cause various physical, mental, and emotional injuries to the victims.

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Should I Hire an Attorney? Yes. Here’s Why.

When injured due to the negligence of someone else, many people debate whether they should hire a personal injury attorney to represent them. They wonder if they will have anything left once the attorney exacts fees and costs from the settlement.

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