Howard Ankin

162 W Grand Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60654, United States

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Do commercial driving training programs give enough attention to truck driver safety?

Commercial trucks are some of the most dangerous vehicles on Illinois roads every day. If drivers do not receive the proper amount of training to operate a rig, their safety and the safety of all those around them are in…more
| Personal Injury

Illinois worker still eligible for workers’ compensation after fired for theft

Disabling accidents are tragically common among warehouse workers in Illinois. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 5 percent of full-time warehouse employees suffer a serious workplace injury every year…more
| Worker’s Compensation

It’s important to have underinsured/uninsured coverage

When Illinois motorists take to the streets, they place an incredible amount of trust in the other motorists with whom they share the roads. Unfortunately, many of these motorists do not live up to expectations and they fail to…more
| Personal Injury

Photos speak louder than words: document a car accident with pictures

In 2013, 988 people were killed in 892 motor vehicle accidents in Illinois. In 2012, the national figure reached 33,561 fatalities and 2,362,000 injuries as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…more
| Personal Injury

Fatal accidents involving cyclists ranks Illinois No. 5 in the nation

The News-Gazette reports that a man was recently killed while riding his bike to work early one morning. The cyclist, a 53 year old Arthur man, was riding southbound on a road around 2 miles south of Arthur when he was struck by…more
| Personal Injury

Proving vehicle defect after an auto accident

When motorists purchase a vehicle, they put their complete trust in the manufacturers and workers who built it. In many instances, however, defects in these vehicles can cause or contribute to accidents, some of which become…more
| Personal Injury

Study: drowsy driving accidents higher than official numbers

When motorists decide to get into their cars and travel the roads of Illinois, they place a significant amount of trust in other drivers that they pass. This trust includes abiding by simple traffic laws, but it also extends to…more
| Personal Injury

Spinal cord injury and SSD benefits

Between 12,000 and 20,000 people will sustain spinal cord injuries this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Is robotic surgery as safe as it sounds?

As technology continues to advance and change many areas of regular life, it has also begun to transform the way surgeons perform their craft. Since the year 2000, surgeries have been performed across the nation with the help of…more
| Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice

4 tips on how to handle a workplace injury

In the immediate aftermath of a workplace injury, workers may be shocked and traumatized, worrying about their physical health and the possible future of their families. Employees in Illinois have the right to medical care and…more
| Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

5 tips on how to document your medical condition for SSD

Many Social Security Disability claims are denied for medical reasons. In August 2014, the Social Security Administration reported that over 20 percent of all 2010 SSD claims were denied on this basis…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Will an Illinois doctor tell you when they make a mistake?

A study found in the Journal of Patient Safety estimates that 400,000 people die each year in hospitals due to preventable medical mistakes…more
| Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice

Can I see my own doctor if I have suffered a work injury?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly one in 30 American employees faced a work-related injury or illness in 2012. A workplace accident can be traumatic and disruptive. If you are hurt on the job, Illinois law…more
| Worker’s Compensation

What can I do if my workers’ compensation has been denied?

It can be an unpleasant shock to discover that your workers’ compensation claim has been denied. As you begin the process of recovering and rebuilding after an accident on the job, it is disturbing to hear a response of “no”…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Is vaginal mesh safe to use?

Vaginal mesh is commonly used for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP), a condition where an organ drops from its normal place in the lower belly and pushes against the walls of the vagina. Another common use for the…more
| Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice
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