Howard Ankin

162 W Grand Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60654, United States

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Can Illinois employers refuse to offer workers’ compensation?

Despite increased safety measures on the job, workplace accidents are still a common occurrence. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, 154,600 employees in the state suffered a work injury during 2012. More than…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Social Security Disability is available for certain mental disorders

Mental disorders affects tens of millions of people in the U.S, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. For many Chicago residents, these disorders are highly debilitating. In 2012, over 9.6 million American adults…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Lowering the legal limit in Illinois could reduce car accidents

A 65-year-old Hebron, Connecticut math teacher was severely injured after an inebriated parent struck him with her car after dropping her son off at school. According to NBC Connecticut, police determined that the driver, a…more
| Personal Injury

Social media increasingly used in workers’ compensation cases

Social media has become an important part of modern life. According to the New York Times, Americans spend an average of three hours per day on social media sites. These sites can build communities, reunite old friends and…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Staged car crashes claim many victims

Many drivers throughout Chicago have become victims of fraudulent auto accident claims, which are a common way for organized crime rings to make money. Drivers are often unaware of the fraud, and quietly accept their role in…more
| Criminal Law, Personal Injury

Can you work and still collect Social Security Disability?

Many Illinois residents who receive Social Security Disability would rather work than rely entirely on benefits. However, the risk of benefit loss can be a deterrent for individuals who cannot work enough to support themselves…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Study: Drivers’ perception tied to motorcycle accidents

All too often, Illinois residents encounter headlines involving motorists failing to stop for motorcyclists. A motorcycle accident in Chicago recently occurred, clearly unfolding the scenario once again. Two men were traveling…more
| Personal Injury

Retained Surgical Sponges: A serious medical error

Occasionally, doctors make mistakes while treating their patients. Some of the errors that occur are so egregious that the medical profession has come to know them as “never events” because they should never, under any…more
| Professional Malpractice

Prevent unnecessary legal complications by documenting a car accident

Thousands of individuals and families are forced to seek advice from an attorney for car accident injuries that they endure every year. According to the Illinois Department of Transpiration, 103,156 people were injured in car…more
| Personal Injury

Cognitive distraction focus of recent study

The use of hands-free technology has been widely touted as the most effective way to reduce incidences of distracted driving. Twelve states have completely banned the use of handheld devices while driving, and the federal…more
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What is the Illinois Public Employee Disability Act?

The Illinois Public Employee Disability Act was passed in 1997 to protect public employees who face dangerous conditions in the line of duty. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 5.6 out of 100 public employees…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Back -to- School 2014

In mid-August Jewel-Osco announced that its computers, containing credit and debit card information, had suffered an “unlawful intrusion”. They are but the latest retailer to do so with the list that now includes CVS, Home…more
| Finance & Banking, Privacy

Lawyers for multiple small companies have accused search engine giant Google Inc. of stealing from their clients’ trade secrets

In the past lawyers for multiple small companies have accused search engine giant Google Inc. of stealing and profiting from their clients’ trade secrets. In the case of VSL Communications, their lawyers claim that Google did…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Ban the Box

Governor Quinn recently signed the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, AKA “Ban the Box,” which prohibits many employers from requiring that applicants list their criminal history on job applications. The law…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Gun Store Law in Chicago

Despite being forced to allow gun sales by a federal judge, the Chicago City Council approved a legislation that would significantly limit locations at which gun stores could be opened. Gun store owners are being made aware…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law
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