Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck

77 W. Washington Street, 20th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60602-2904, United States

Contact: Richard Johnson

  • 312-263-6330
  • 312-372-5555

Seeking SSD benefits for blindness

Blindness affects more than 1 million Americans over the age of 40, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The condition can introduce significant medical expenses and markedly restrict a person’s abilities. Many…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Mistakes to avoid on your SSD application

The Social Security Administration uses strict standards to evaluate whether disabled individuals qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. The SSD application process is also highly technical. Even if applicants in…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Repeat drunk drivers need harsher penalties, Illinois police chief says

While Illinois enforces certain DUI laws, such as mandatory ignition interlock devices for all drunk driving offenders, law enforcement officials believe that stricter DUI penalties may be in order to reduce the number of DUI…more
| Criminal Law, Personal Injury

Sleep-related truck accidents are still a problem

More than 10.6 million trucks traveled on U.S. highways in 2012 and that number is continually growing, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The number of fatalities caused by large truck accidents in…more
| Personal Injury

Paralysis and workers’ compensation

Each workplace injury presents its own set of challenges. Some of these injuries, however, present far greater challenges than others and paralysis falls into that category. State law in Illinois provides financial compensation…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Can I seek workers’ compensation for an injury that did not happen in Illinois?

As companies in Illinois become less localized than they once were, expanding their operations and client relationships beyond state and even national borders, workers’ compensation claims take on an added dimension of…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Hospitals can be risky places to work

The notion that it could be more dangerous to work in a hospital than to work on a construction site might sound absurd. Hospitals exist in order to counteract the effects of injury and disease, so the fact that they are a…more
| Worker’s Compensation

5 tips that can increase approval for workers’ compensation

State law in Illinois protects workers from the high financial burden associated with sustaining an injury during the course of employment. Through the Illinois Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Diseases Act, injured…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Using the SSA blue book to determine disability

Chicago residents who suffer from disabling conditions often think their impairments clearly qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. However, many SSD claims are denied because of the Social Security Administration’s…more
| Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law

Epilepsy may qualify for Social Security Disability

About 1 in 26 Americans will be diagnosed with epilepsy at some point, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The condition currently affects 2.3 million Americans, including many Chicago residents…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health

What does a telephone interview with a Social Security claims representative involve?

For people seeking Social Security Disability benefits, a telephone interview is often the most convenient or physically feasible option. However, many Illinois applicants do not know what to expect from this interview. Anyone…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health

Road workers and the risks they face in Illinois

The elevated risk of work zone accidents to road workers, relative to many professionals laboring in different fields, may be intuitive. These workers labor in road construction work zones, which are located in unavoidably close…more
| Worker’s Compensation

How do I file for workers’ compensation in Illinois?

For Illinois workers, incurring a workplace injury can be a traumatic experience. On top of worrying over possible long-term effects on health and impairments to the ability to make a living, the anxiety over how to respond can…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Does asbestosis qualify under the Illinois Workers’ Occupational Diseases Act?

Asbestosis is covered under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Diseases Act. In other words, Illinois workers who develop this condition as a consequence of employment are entitled to benefits under state…more
| Worker’s Compensation

What types of workers’ compensation are there in Illinois?

According to records kept by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 905,700 American workers had to miss one or more days of work in 2012 because of a job-related injury. Injured workers in Illinois have the right to collect…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation
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