AFTER AN ACCIDENT SUBMIT YOUR MEDICAL BILLS TO YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE CARRIER

If you are in an accident and are fortunate enough to have your own health insurance provider, make sure you promptly submit your medical bills to your own health insurance company for payment. This sounds

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INJURIES ON PRIVATE PROPERTY

Many people believe that if they become injured on the property of another, that party is strictly liable for their injuries. However, that is not the law in the State of Illinois. Before an injured party

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EXCULPATORY CLAUSES

Fitness clubs, as well as recreational facilities, often have their customers sign exculpatory clauses as part of their membership agreement in an effort to limit their liability for subsequent injuries.

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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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