Flying is dangerous. It’s a fact that Hollywood directors are all to happy to remind us about as they fill movie screens with fiery crashes, midair explosions and some pretty creative catastrophes like, say, an entire airliner…more
Nurses treat injured patients on a daily basis, but what happens when the nurse is hurt on the job? What are the rights and benefits available to the injured nurse?…more
Although it’s a great place to live, Illinois can sometimes be a seriously dangerous place to work, and no one knows this better that our Illinois workers compensation lawyers. They fight every day to find justice for accident…more
It can be important for an United Airlines employee to discuss an injury during a layover with an attorney. As demonstrated by numerous cases, including that of a flight attendant bitten by a spider while sleeping in a hotel…more
Injuries are a fairly common occurrence among airline ground workers. According to the Flight Safety Foundation, approximately 27,000 accidents and incidents – one per 1,000 departures – occur every year worldwide, and about…more
It is not an uncommon experience for an injury that seems minor to gradually worsen over the course of a couple of hours or even a few days. However, in the case of a San Francisco pilot or flight attendant, this fairly common…more
On occasion, as with any large industry, an United Airlines employee is injured by a co-worker during work. One incident, reported by New Jersey’s Star-Ledger on January 20, 2013, resulted in serious injury to an airline worker,…more
This is a question we receive quite frequently. The Social Security Administration does not require you to have an attorney represent you. In fact, you can represent yourself. However, many claimants find using an attorney to be…more
A number of medical studies suggest that Firefighters have a high rate of death from cardiovascular causes and that the most frequent cause of death among firefighters is heart disease rather than burns or smoke inhalation. A…more
A recent Illinois Workers’ Compensation decision involving a State of Illinois worker, an icy/slippery parking lot and an authorized break awarded benefits to the injured worker. The facts are interesting and illustrative of the…more
Anyone who reads this blog regularly will know that one of the hardest things about a worker’s compensation claim is establishing that you had an accident in the first place and that this accident is compensable under the…more
As many employers make clear, when you injure yourself at work you must let your employer know about the injury as soon as possible. Many employers have standards such as immediately or within 24 hours. The Illinois Workers’…more
There are three new statutes affecting cell phones and driving. As a service to our clients, we are taking this opportunity to advise you of these new laws…more
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act allows an injured worker to select two chains of medical providers at the employer’s expense provided that the services are reasonable and necessary . To illustrate, an employee may choose…more
We are often asked how Social Security Disability benefits are impacted by a workers’ compensation settlement. Many of our clients are concerned that they will lose their right to their social security disability benefits.
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