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

Social Security Disability and spinal cord injuries

The spinal cord carries nerve signals between the brain and body. A spinal cord injury can result in partial or total disruption of these signals, leading to loss of movement or sensation below the level of injury. While some…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Can you claim Social Security Disability as well as workers’ compensation?

Work-related injuries contribute to about 1 in 20 cases of disability, according to the Council for Disability Awareness. Workers’ compensation insurance provides financial support to Illinois workers who have suffered disabling…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Will proposed drug, alcohol clearinghouse for truckers make our roads safer?

A recent report from the Illinois Department of Transportation indicated that in 2013, 10 percent of all fatal crashes involved tractor trailers. While the factors playing a role in these crashes vary, many Chicago truck…more
| Personal Injury, Transportation

Court says immigration status does not influence workers’ compensation eligibility

Illinois workers’ compensation law is designed to help all workers who are injured or become ill on the job, regardless of immigration status. Each employer in the state is required to carry appropriate compensation insurance,…more
| Worker’s Compensation, Immigration Law

Post-traumatic stress disorder common in police officers

According to a recent study by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, working as a full-time law enforcement officer in the American inner city can be as traumatic as combat service in the military. More than 600 police…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Can I claim workers’ compensation for cancer in Illinois?

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1,600,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2014. Thousands of workers in Illinois are temporarily or permanently disabled by cancer each year. In many cases,…more
| Worker’s Compensation

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
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