Howard Ankin

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162 W Grand Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60654, United States
Phone: 312-346-8780
Fax: 312-346-8781
Areas of Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Worker’s Compensation
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  • Illinois
Number of Attorneys
2-10 Attorneys

Who’s Liable for Accidents Caused by Medical Emergencies Behind the Wheel?

When a car accident occurs because of an unforeseen medical emergency behind the wheel, a driver can assert a “sudden medical emergency defense.” This defense relieves a driver of negligent liability and personal injury claims…more
 /  Personal Injury

The Causes and Impact of Nerve Damage

Nerve damage can significantly impact every aspect of a person’s life. It can limit their range of motion and hinder their ability to breathe. While some nerve damage is reversible and can be treated, the more severe the damage,…more
 /  Personal Injury

Does Workers’ Comp Cover Injuries that do Not Occur at the Job Site?

Under Illinois workers’ compensation laws, an employer may be held liable for injuries that occur outside of the workplace, depending on the circumstances surrounding the injury…more
 /  Worker’s Compensation

Safe Spherical Tires of the Future: Levitation, Sensors and Biomimicry

The old saying goes “don’t reinvent the wheel,” but Goodyear has done just that. The 118-year-old company has created a spherical, levitation-mounted, sensor-monitored, biomimicry-designed concept tire that, in theory, could…more
 /  Personal Injury

When Employers Fail to Carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Under Illinois law, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, and when they don’t, they may face criminal penalties along with civil liability. An estimated 90 percent of employers in the state carry the…more
 /  Worker’s Compensation

Trump Administration May Prompt Surge in Occupational Disease Claims

One of President Trump’s first executive actions in 2017 was to impose a federal hiring freeze on civilian employees. This freeze is expected to prompt a surge in occupational disease claims and other types of workers…more
 /  Worker’s Compensation

When You Want the Best Car Accident Attorney

The number of automobile accidents and the rates of injuries and fatalities are on the rise throughout the country. When a driver, passenger, or pedestrian are involved in an automobile accident, it is important to retain a…more
 /  Personal Injury

Chicago Professional Sports Teams Seek Workers’ Compensation Reform

The Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox have written a letter to a state representative in a show of support for a new bill that could detrimentally affect the workers’ compensation claims of injured athletes…more
 /  Worker’s Compensation

Fatal Flaws That Cause Automobile Accidents

Whether it is a tire that is worn and causes a vehicle to spin out of control, or a safety belt that fails to secure a passenger, faulty automotive parts can cause accidents and cost lives. Nationwide it is estimated that…more
 /  Personal Injury

Common Causes of Workers’ Compensation Denials

Despite meritorious claims, workers are denied benefits through workers’ compensation every day. Employers and their insurance carriers have a vested interest in denying as many claims as possible to avoid having to pay large…more
 /  Worker’s Compensation

Fatal Crashes Down Compared to 2016

Fatal car crashes are down this year compared to 2016 data, though it’s impossible to predict whether the trend will continue. 2016 saw an increase in traffic fatalities, with over 1,000 deaths in Illinois. Drivers should be…more
 /  Personal Injury

How Damages Are Calculated in Accident Cases

Calculating damages in injury accidents is complex, involving considerations such as disfigurement, the loss of quality of life, ongoing medical costs, losses of earning capacity, pain and suffering, increased risks of future…more
 /  Personal Injury

OSHA requiring employers to track workplace hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released new rules that now require employers to collect data on workplace injuries and hazards and release that information to the government and public. The purpose of…more
 /  Worker’s Compensation

New Textalyzer App May Eliminate Distracted Driving

New York lawmakers have proposed to give police officers a new device called a Textalyzer to help reduce the high number of distracted driving accidents that result in serious injuries and fatalities. In Chicago, a car accident…more
 /  Personal Injury

How to Document Your Personal Injuries

Documenting personal injuries is an essential process when pursuing a personal injury claim. This involves recording the injury itself, the expenses that have resulted from it, and the impact to the individual’s life and work…more
 /  Personal Injury
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