Workers' compensation is designed to defray expenses and supplement lost income of someone who has been injured at work. But until recently, essential employees continuing to work during the COVID-19 pandemic could find it difficult to apply for and receive workers' compensation benefits for becoming ill at work. The Illinois legislature seeks to change this, recently approving a measure designed to significantly increase access to these benefits. Learn more about the changes slated to come to workers' compensation laws in Illinois.
26 May 2020
It can take applicants a long time to be approved for Social Security benefits. The gap in time between the day you became too disabled to work and the date your benefits are approved can take quite a few months. All the while, you are dealing with a serious medical condition that prevents you from working at your job. You may have been advised to seek legal help if you want to get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.
21 November 2019
When you are riding as a passenger in someone's car, you never assume you're going to be involved in an accident. But sometimes the worst happens — and there you are, an injured passenger. As a passenger, you don't have to worry about who will pay for repairs to the car, or who will fix any damaged property. But you do need to worry about your own medical bills and lost wages related to the accident.
22 September 2019
If you have recently been charged with a DUI, you will want to make sure that you are taking the time to retain a DUI attorney. While it might be tempting to try to represent yourself in this case, especially if you feel as though you are truly innocent, it is not a good idea. You will want to review the following information for you to see just how important it is for you to hire a DUI attorney.
21 May 2019
If you're facing a legal battle and you hire an attorney, you expect them to represent you to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, there are times when attorneys don't have their clients' best interests at heart. When that happens, legal malpractice may occur. Legal malpractice can turn your world upside down, especially if it results in severe damage to your case. If you suspect that you've been the victim of legal malpractice, you need to take action as quickly as possible.
19 April 2019
Divorces can be a terrible thing, or they can be a wonderful thing, but when kids are involved, it can at times get ugly. If you don't follow the guidance of your lawyer and try to take matters into your own hands, you could make matters worse for you and for your children. To help guide you during your child custody case and beyond, read on for tips. Work Together
23 January 2019
Many personal injuries are caused by someone else's negligence. As a result, if you are injured, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury-related expenses. An injury may occur unexpectedly during normal, everyday events. You may slip and fall while grocery shopping, have a collision on the way to work, or be bitten by a dog as you stroll around your neighborhood. Negligence occurs when reasonable action is not taken to help prevent the injury-causing incident.
29 November 2018
To adequately fight a speeding citation, sometimes you need to obtain information held by the prosecutor or other parties involved in the incident. Depending on the type of information you're trying to access and who holds it, use one of these three methods to procure the material you need to adequately fight the ticket. Make a Request for Discovery Discovery is a normal part of every case. Thus, you can simply ask the prosecutor for the records you desire.
9 October 2018
Facing a criminal charge can be rather nerve-wracking. These charges are serious and can dramatically affect the rest of your life. That's why you need to put special emphasis on hiring a criminal defense lawyer, which won't be difficult if you remember these tips. 1. Read Former Client Testimonials To better understand what type of experience you'll have with a particular criminal defense attorney, you need to read through testimonials from former clients.
3 September 2018
Prescription drugs represent the new frontier in illegal drugs. While these drugs are safe to use when prescribed by a medical provider, they can lead to severe injury and even death when they are taken illegally. For this reason, the authorities have little tolerance for those individuals who distribute these substances illegally. If you have been charged with a prescription drug-related crime, you must understand the magnitude of the situation you face.
23 July 2018