Philip Bareck

Philip Bareck

Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck

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Autonomous Vehicle Bill Passes Tennessee Senate

A new bill in Tennessee seeks to reduce the frequency and severity of car accidents with the expansion of smart car technology.Nashville, TN – April 22, 2016—This month, Tennessee became the first state in the nation to...more

5/24/2016 - Automotive Industry Car Accident Driverless Cars Proposed Legislation Smart Car Technology

Rail Crossings Need Safety Review

The average locomotive weighs 200 tons. The average passenger car weighs less than 2 tons. When the two collide, it’s not hard to understand the dangers weight, momentum, and inertia will have on the average family sedan. For...more

5/16/2016 - Bodily Injury Car Accident Railroads Railways Train Accidents Trains

Hidden Defects Linked to Small Plane Crashes

Over the last few decades, close to 50,000 people have died in helicopter and small plane crashes in the U.S. This is almost ten times the number of people killed in major airline crashes. In addition, thousands of people...more

5/9/2016 - Aircraft Airplane Accidents Bodily Injury Design Defects

Number of Airline Accidents Dropped in 2015

It is common for those who need to travel by airplane to be concerned about their safety while up in the air. With worries ranging from mechanical failures to terrorism, fliers have a right to be concerned. However, there is...more

5/4/2016 - Airlines Airplane Accidents Aviation Industry Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) NTSB

Chicago Auto Accident Lawyer Offers Praise for Emergency Braking Initiative

Following an announcement by twenty automakers, the auto accident lawyers at Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck are hailing the initiative as one of the biggest breakthroughs in automotive safety in recent...more

4/14/2016 - Auto Manufacturers Automotive Industry Bodily Injury Car Accident Innovative Technology

Musculoskeletal Pain and Baggage Handlers

Airplane workers, especially baggage handlers are at continued risk for injuries because of the nature of their work. With constant repetitive movements, such as kneeling, bending and lifting, baggage handlers are prone to...more

4/13/2016 - Airline Employees Airlines Airports Workers' Compensation Claim Workplace Injury Workplace Safety

New Safety Technology Protects Drivers

Over the last decade, auto safety has evolved from basic safety features like seat belt warning signals and child safety locks to high-tech safety features that are preventing accidents and protecting drivers. As auto safety...more

4/13/2016 - Auto Manufacturers Automotive Industry Car Accident Innovative Technology NHTSA NTSB

Hit and Run Accidents on the Rise

Over the last few years, hit and run auto accidents have been on the rise. Since 2009, there has been a 14 percent increase in fatalities caused by hit and run accidents across the country. They create especially dangerous...more

4/13/2016 - Bodily Injury Car Accident Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accidents

Injury and Illness Rates among Flight Attendant Keep Soaring

Flight attendants deal with a variety of stressful situations on the job. From demanding adults to airsick children, they must  resolve conflicts and find creative solutions to keep passengers safe in the air and satisfied...more

4/13/2016 - Aircraft Airlines Aviation Industry Employer Liability Issues Workers' Compensation Claim Workplace Injury Workplace Safety

Know Your Rights in the Case of an Aviation Accident

An Air Passenger’s Rights Individuals board a plane without the knowledge of the rights that they have. In the event of an unexpected air crash, it pays to know what legal actions can be done in order to keep a passenger...more

3/28/2016 - Aircraft Airlines Airplane Accidents Aviation Industry Bodily Injury

Top 10 Leading Causes of Disabling Workplace Injuries

A 2016 Workplace Safety Index published by Liberty Mutual Research Institute found that United States employers paid out approximately $62 billion for their employees’ disabling nonfatal workplace injuries during 2013. This...more

3/7/2016 - Employer Liability Issues OSHA Workers' Compensation Claim Workplace Hazards Workplace Injury Workplace Safety

Workers Rights & Safety in Jeopardy

Legislatures across the country are eagerly making changes to workers’ compensation programs that will have a negative impact on workers’ rights and their ability to receive quality care and treatment for work-related...more

3/3/2016 - Employee Rights SSDI Workers' Compensation Claim Workplace Injury Workplace Safety

Protecting Young Athletes from Head Injuries

The National Football League (NFL) recently announced that the number of diagnosed concussions increased by almost 32 percent this past season. This comes as a surprise after the previous two years showed a decrease in...more

3/2/2016 - Bodily Injury Football NFL Student Athletes Traumatic Brain Injuries

FMCSA Proposes New Rules for Trucking Industry

What is Changing with SFD? The existing system, which has been in place since 1982 used ratings of satisfactory, conditional or unsatisfactory to rate motor carriers. The new system proposes to use a single “unfit” rating...more

2/23/2016 - FMCSA Motor Carriers Safety Standards Trucking Accident Trucking Industry

Reducing Repetitive Stress Injuries at Work

According to recent statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor, up to 32 percent of all workers’ injuries or illnesses reported in 2014 were related to musculoskeletal disorders. Many of these injuries can be caused from...more

2/22/2016 - Workers' Compensation Claim Workplace Injury

Dangerous Jobs: CTA Workers Health & Safety at Risk

Chicago’s network of trains connects millions of workers with their jobs, and families with their homes each month. Keeping this system up and running is the responsibility of the Chicago Transit Authority and the army of...more

2/12/2016 - Public Transit Slip and Fall Transit Authority Workplace Injury Workplace Safety

Will Mirrorless Cars Help Prevent Car Accidents?

Recently, Las Vegas, Nevada was host to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which is one of the most anticipated technology events annually. This year, a concept car designed by BMW is the star of the show. This innovative...more

2/10/2016 - Auto Manufacturers Automotive Industry Car Accident Technology Sector

Courts Expand A Worker’s Right To Compensation

Illinois courts expect to make many important rulings about worker’s compensation in early 2016. The decisions put out by the courts come just a year after a long, highly political debate about workers compensation laws....more

2/3/2016 - Workers' Compensation Claim Workplace Injury

Do Work Related Injuries Have an Impact on Future Earnings?

A recent study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, “Economic Consequences of Workplace Injuries in the United States: Findings from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth focused on the long term...more

2/3/2016 - Construction Industry Disability Workers Compensation Act Workers' Compensation Claim Workplace Injury

Lower Gas Prices Mean More Accidents for Chicago

Lower gas prices put a smile on drivers’ faces as they pull away from the pump with the saving in their pockets. A drop in fuel costs can also mean lower costs on everything from food to airline tickets as companies pass...more

2/1/2016 - Car Accident Department of Transportation (DOT) Oil & Gas

Social Security Disability Cuts Proposed in 2016

Washington insiders suggest that Social Security Disability benefit cuts are likely on the way. Social Security has always been a hot debate topic and cuts to the program are often discussed. In recent months, the future for...more

2/1/2016 - Disability Insurance Popular Social Security Benefits Social Security Disability SSDI

Diagnosing the Causes of Medical Malpractice

A patient visits their physician in a time of great need. Whether for treating a back injury, or removing a cancerous tumor, a patient must be able to trust their physician with their health. In some cases, their very lives...more

1/29/2016 - Health Care Providers Medical Malpractice Negligence Wrongful Death

When Accidents are Deliberate

2015 was among the safest years in history for airline passengers. Globally, the industry experienced 1 crash for every 5 million flights. This is the lowest it has been in 70 years. While the decreased fatality rate is...more

1/29/2016 - Aircraft Airlines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Terrorist Acts

When an independent contractor can file a workers’ compensation claim

Independent contractors have a great deal of freedom in how they perform their jobs, and for whom they will work for. Yet, these freedoms come at a high price. For a some people, it means they can’t file workers’ compensation...more

1/29/2016 - 1099s Independent Contractors Uber Wage and Hour Workers' Compensation Claim Workplace Injury

Soft-Tissue Damage Caused by Long-Term Repetitive Stress

Soft tissues are among the most vulnerable to long-term injuries that develop slowly and can manifest years after a worker has left a job. Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI’s) affect millions of Americans who perform the same...more

1/18/2016 - Workers' Compensation Claim Workplace Injury

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