Drake Shunneson

Can My Illinois Bankruptcy Attorney File a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy For Me and Get Rid of My Debt?

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is many people’s ultimate weapon in getting rid of all their unwanted debt and starting fresh. However, in order to file for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, you must meet the criteria set out by the bankruptcy code…more
| Bankruptcy, Consumer Protection

Illinois Workers Compensation Independent Contractor Determination

Under the Workers Compensation Act, an independent contractor is not an employee and, therefore, is not entitled to benefits. Bauer v. Industrial Commission, 282 N.E.2d 448 (1972)). Often an employer will try to avoid paying…more
| Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

Immigrating to the U.S. by Petitioning for Lawful Permanent Resident Status through a Family Member

Generally, under U.S. Immigration law there are two pathways to becoming a U.S. citizen. Namely, “employment-based immigration” and “family-based immigration.” Of these two, the most common pathway to becoming a U.S. citizen…more
| Immigration Law

How Soon After My Accident Should I Hire a Chicago or Lake County, Illinois Personal Injury Lawyer?

You should consult with an experienced attorney right away if you have suffered a personal injury in a car accident. If you do not hire an attorney, then you will be representing yourself. As the great president from Illinois,…more
| Personal Injury

Definition of Employer – Employee Under The Illinois Workers Compensation Act: Independent Contractors

The most applicable Section of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act for those in the private sector (not employed by the State) is 820 ILCS 305(b)(2) stating an employee hired in Illinois to work in Illinois is “every person…more
| Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

The Purpose of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

The Illinois Workers' Compensation Act is designed to give injured workers a “quick and efficient remedy” to receive the benefits they deserve, to resolve disputes between employees and employers regarding the amount of benefits…more
| Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

Exclusivity Provisions of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act: Borrowed Employees

As a trade-off for automatic, fixed payment of Workers’ Compensation benefits without regard to fault, the Workers’ Compensation Act is the “exclusive remedy” against an employer or its’ insured for compensable work-related…more
| Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

Exclusivity Provisions of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act: Dual-Capacity Doctrine

As a trade-off for automatic, fixed payment of Workers’ Compensation benefits without regard to fault, the Workers’ Compensation Act is the “exclusive remedy” against an employer or its’ insured for compensable work-related…more
| Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

Jurisdiction of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission

Jurisdiction is the right of a government body to hear and enter decisions in a case. The question of “jurisdiction” is usually only an issue for individuals who work outside of the State of Illinois, but whose work either began…more
| Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

Basic Elements an Employee Must Prove in an Illinois Workers' Compensation Case

In Illinois, the employee carries the “burden of proof” that he or she was injured in a claim covered by the Act. Fortunately, most employees will not have a difficult time proving this is the case. In this regard, all that an…more
| Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

Purpose of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act

In Illinois, Workers’ Compensation is designed to promote the general welfare by providing compensation for accidental injuries, illnesses, or death suffered in the course of employment to most workers with job-related injuries…more
| Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

Do You Qualify For U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals?

On June 15, 2012 the Secretary of Honeland Security, Janet Napolitano announced that certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children can obtain relief from removal from the country or removal…more
| Immigration Law

§212(a) Immigration Inadmissibility Grounds and Waivers

§212(a) Immigration Inadmissibility Grounds and Waivers…more
| Immigration Law

It’s About Time- Temporary Protected Status Designated for Nationals of the Syrian Arab Republic

It’s About Time Temporary Protected Status Designated for Nationals of the Syrian Arab Republic…more
| Immigration Law

Unlike Some Bankruptcy Firms, We Will Do More Than Simply Give You a List of Documents to Provide Us and Will Help You Make Sure You’re Life is Back on Track When You File a Bankruptcy

Unlike Some Bankruptcy Firms, We Will Do More Than Simply Give You a List of Documents to Provide Us and Will Help You Make Sure You’re Life is Back on Track When You File a Bankruptcy…more
| Bankruptcy
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