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.
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.
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.
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.
Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
There were almost 224,000 hospitalizations related to traumatic brain injuries in 2017, according to the CDC’s 2016-2017 TBI Surveillance Report. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in serious, lifelong consequences for the victim, from persistent headaches to a degenerative brain disease.
Collision Injuries and Treatment
More than 60,000 people are injured on Illinois roadways every year, although not all of them knew for sure they were injured at the time. Some failed to seek medical attention right away and developed long-term damages. If they waited too long, their health and the viability of a personal injury claim suffered.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
If you have been injured by someone who neglected the duty of care they owed to you, you may be considering filing a personal injury claim. The negligent party might be a driver, healthcare provider, or even the manufacturer of a dangerous product. Whatever the case, you might be wondering how much your claim is worth and how to maximize compensation.
Injuries That Qualify for Workers’ Compensation
According to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC), employers report approximately 250,000 workplace injuries each year. How does workers’ compensation work in Illinois? What does it mean to appeal a decision by an arbitrator? Where does the process end?