Workers’ Compensation Fundamentals: Fatal Cases

Today’s blog will address how the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act compensates surviving family members when a work injury causes the death of an employee. The November and December blogs dealt with

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The Importance of Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist and Medical Payments Auto Insurance Coverage

Whether signing up for new auto insurance, adding a new vehicle to your policy, or renewing an existing policy of auto insurance, one of the most important things you can do for you and your family is

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Evaluation of Medical Malpractice (Negligence) Claims

Claims of medical malpractice, or medical negligence, arise when an individual believes that his medical care, by a hospital or physician, has fallen below that standard of care generally accepted by the

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Worker Compensation Fundamentals: Permanent Injury

In our last blog we discussed the three benefits available under the Worker Compensation Act: payment of medical bills, temporary total disability payments, and permanency awards. In this edition we cover

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Workers’ Compensation Fundamentals

Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees who are injured or become ill “in the course and scope” of their job. The Workers’

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Medical Malpractice

In order to successfully pursue a medical malpractice claim, two legal hurdles must be cleared. First, you must show that there was a violation of the standard of care. It must be a mistake, not simply

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