Philip Bareck

Philip Bareck

Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck

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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

Social Security Changes & Your Retirement Plans

As Congress attempts to balance the national budget, they are making adjustments to the Social Security program that will have far reaching impacts on seniors in their golden years. These changes are part of a broader...more

1/18/2016 - COLA Divorce Elder Issues Retirement Plan Social Security

FDA Not Sure About Essure

Medical doctors have a great deal of responsibility placed upon them. After years of training and practice, they are expected to have the skill and ability to identify symptoms and translate that into a diagnosis. That...more

1/18/2016 - FDA Healthcare Medical Malpractice

Workers’ Compensation Changes Affecting Nurses In Illinois

Nurses treat injured patients on a daily basis, but what happens when the nurse is hurt on the job? What are the rights and benefits available to the injured nurse? ...more

12/9/2013 - Caregivers Employee Rights Nurses

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