Howard Ankin

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

Disturbing Facts About the Dangers of Distracted Driving

Driving distractions endanger the lives of drivers, passengers, other motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. By educating the American public about the danger that distracted driving imposes and the impact it has throughout the…more
| Personal Injury

High Tech Way to Prevent Texting While Driving

Technology can disable cell phone use while driving, which could prevent many texting-related accidents. Illinois law prohibits the use of all hand-held devices while operating a motor vehicle. Calls, texts, and browsing the…more
| Personal Injury

New Turbulence App May Prevent In-Flight Injuries

US aircraft experience 65,000 incidences of moderate to severe turbulence each year. Turbulence-related injuries range from minor cuts and bruises to fractures, broken bones, and serious spinal and head injuries. A flight…more
| Personal Injury

Measuring Brain Waves May Get Drowsy Drivers Off the Road

Drowsy driving is a huge problem on American roads. Some safety experts suggest that measuring brain waves could prevent drowsy driving among truckers…more
| Personal Injury

Five Common Injuries that Occur in Auto Accidents

According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are five types of injuries that commonly occur from auto accidents. In Illinois accidents, an auto accident lawyer Chicago often represents…more
| Personal Injury

Accidental Shootings On The Rise In Chicago

Accidental gun violence is becoming an epidemic in the United States, leading to more than 7700 injuries between 2001 and 2010. Victims of accidental gunshots may pursue compensation for their injuries with the help of an…more
| Personal Injury

The Most Dangerous Days for DUI Crashes

Although a DUI crash can occur at anytime, some days of the year are riskier than others. Major spikes in the number of DUI crashes are seen during times of celebration; mainly surrounding holidays and during the summer months…more
| Personal Injury

PTSD Poses a Long-Term Health Risk for Workers

Traumatic events can cause severe psychological damage that can persist for years, even decades after the event transpired. A workers’ compensation lawyer in Illinois can help individuals file claims for the long-term damage…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Is Air Travel Still Safe?

With so many airline crashes in the news, one has to wonder if it’s safe to fly anymore. Despite the threat of terrorist attacks, bombs and mid-air explosions, the International Air Transport Association assures passengers…more
| Personal Injury
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