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Personal Injury

Who Gets the Money in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

The wrongful death settlement in Illinois is not distributed equally to each person who is eligible to receive compensation under the law. The court will decide how the settlement monies will be split up at a separate hearing. For each person who is eligible to receive compensation in wrongful death litigation, the court will attempt to estimate their reliance on the deceased and will then attempt to split the settlement funds proportionately.

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Workers' Compensation

How To Prove a Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive strain injuries are the outcome of easy actions that are performed frequently, every day, for a long time. The cumulative consequences of repeated activity can significantly negatively impact an employee’s health and capacity to perform their job, even when the movement is not difficult or physically taxing. 

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Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

What Is the Timeframe For a Bedsore Lawsuit?

A bedsore lawsuit is a time-consuming process. At your initial consult, the attorney will have many specific and pointed questions about the bedsores you’ve suffered and any circumstances pertaining to how you got them. The lawyer will need to see your medical records to determine whether you’ve ever been diagnosed with a condition that is considered to be a common risk factor for bedsores. He or she will ask about the treatment you received at the facility, and specifically, if you notified the staff of any discomfort you were feeling or asked them to check for bedsores.

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Motor Vehicle Accident

Questions To Ask a Car Accident Lawyer

As you are preparing for your consult, there are going to be questions that you’ll need to ask. During your consult, there will be a lot of information being relayed to you in a short period of time, so having your questions written down in advance will help you remember what to ask.

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Motor Vehicle Accident

Factors To Consider When Hiring a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

As the victim of a traumatic brain injury, you may be entitled to a substantial settlement. You only have one chance to recover fair compensation for your losses, however. Choosing a traumatic brain injury lawyer to handle your case is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. 

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Workers' Compensation

Questions to Ask a Construction Accident Lawyer

Following a construction accident, you may want to file a workers’ compensation claim or a civil suit, depending on the nature of your case. If a case isn’t complex and involves a straightforward process, you may not need help with navigating claims, but these cases often come with a lot of hassle and require specific steps. If you’re unfamiliar with the process of filing claims or lawsuits, you may be unclear about what to do and how to secure the compensation you deserve.

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Motor Vehicle Accident

Will My Car Accident Claim End in a Settlement?

If you have been injured in a car accident, it’s important to talk to an experienced car accident lawyer before you accept a settlement offer. Your lawyer will calculate your economic and non-economic damages to determine the approximate value of your case. Your car accident attorney will take into account all of your medical expenses, lost income, rehabilitation costs, and pain and suffering to estimate what a fair settlement will be. 

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Workers' Compensation

What Qualifies as a Work-Related Injury?

Work-related injuries and illnesses occur every day in all types of occupations. Injuries may be caused by accidents, exposure to dangerous work conditions, and even intentional harm by angry co-workers on the job. Whether you’re a healthcare worker, you’re employed in the construction and building trade, an industrial factory or warehouse, a transportation job, or a service industry like a hotel, restaurant, or retail store, you can become the victim of a work-related injury.

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Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

How to Prove Nursing Home Neglect

If you suspect or see signs of maltreatment, following these tips on how to prove nursing home neglect can help you protect your loved one.

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Workers' Compensation

How to Hire the Best Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Before you hire a workers’ compensation attorney, make sure there is a mutual understanding and that the attorney and his or her employees treat you with respect by being courteous, polite, accommodating, and proactive. Workers’ comp cases can be lengthy and stressful when you’re waiting to find out if your claim was approved or denied by IWCC.

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