Howard Ankin

Do Contract Workers Qualify for Workers’ Comp Claims?

American workers increasingly labor away in an independent contractor environment. Much controversy surrounds this, largely due to often-diminished compensation and the union-busting nature of how it is implemented. In San…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Where Does an Airline Employee File a Workers’ Comp Claim if an Injury Occurred While Traveling?

Turbulence in flight might make passengers nervous. But for flight attendants, it can be the cause of serious injury that may ground them for months or years, sometimes ending their careers. A survey of accidents by the…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Would a Contagious Disease Contracted at Work Qualify for Workers’ Comp in Illinois?

The Ebola scare of 2014 alerted many workers to the worries of contagious and sometimes deadly diseases present in healthcare facilities. This was of greatest concern to emergency medical technicians – ambulance personnel – as…more
| Worker’s Compensation

When Are Work Injuries Sufficient to Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?

In Illinois, there is some uncertainty for the future of workers’ compensation claims due to efforts by the new governor to toughen requirements for workers to prove they are eligible for benefits. The state legislature is…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Do Contract Workers Qualify for Workers’ Comp Claims?

Non-employees working on a company site are covered for workplace-related claims. But it’s important to seek medical care from the employer’s provider. American workers increasingly labor away in an independent contractor…more
| Worker’s Compensation

7 Signs You Might Be a Victim of Medical Malpractice

Doctors and other healthcare professionals are often your most trusted confidants and supporters. Their goal should always be to promote your health and well-being, and to provide well-researched and experienced diagnosis,…more
| Professional Malpractice

When is a Car Driver Responsible for a Mechanical Malfunction in an Accident?

Some auto accidents tied to vehicle malfunction might be the fault of the manufacturer or mechanic. Drivers too might be at fault for poor maintenance. By far, the number one cause of car accidents in Illinois are drivers who…more
| Personal Injury

Can Health-Compromised Drivers Be Held Responsible for Causing an Accident?

There are many scenarios by which the owner of a vehicle can be held negligent and therefore responsible for a motor vehicle accident when in fact that person was not driving the car. If, for example, the vehicle owner permits a…more
| Personal Injury

When Are Drivers Responsible for Bicyclists’ Bad Driving?

Both motorists and bicyclists make mistakes in traffic, but a cyclist is much more likely to be injured. Determining fault and liability are essential to both parties. Almost 60 percent of all bicycle crashes involve the…more
| Personal Injury

How Driver Negligence in an Accident Lawsuit is Determined in Court

What is negligence? In any auto, truck, bus or other kinds of on-road collision, it is an act or failure to act that causes an accident. Negligence is failure to follow the rules of the road, which might include running a stop…more
| Personal Injury

Motorcycle season starts in Illinois

Each year, thousands of motorcyclists in Illinois eagerly await the warm weather that will allow them to return to the roads. Sadly, though, the start of the riding season often comes with a significant number of motorcycle…more
| Personal Injury

Parents of disabled children may experience depression and memory loss

Raising a disabled child can create unique challenges for Illinois parents. These parents typically face high levels of stress, misunderstanding from others and burdensome financial expenses. Additionally, the demands of caring…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Marijuana use may not automatically lead to a workers’ comp claim denial

Medicinal marijuana is now available for some Illinois residents. Recently, recreational use has also been legalized in a few states around the country. These new laws have created tension, as any injured workers lawyer in…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Why aren’t doctors required to renew their medical license more often?

A recent study published in the Journal of Patient Safety states that between 210,000 and 440,000 patients die each year in U.S. hospitals due to preventable forms of medical harm. Chicago medical malpractice attorney should be…more
| Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice

The dangers auto mechanics face

Auto mechanics in Illinois are regularly exposed to unique job-related hazards, and their injury rates reflect this. According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data available, mechanics suffered over 15,000 injuries…more
| Worker’s Compensation
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