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        Court Orders Penalty for Employer’s Unreasonable Denial of Claim

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        To read the court’s decision, click here.

        The story below originally appeared in the December 22, 2015 issue of WorkCompCentral. It was authored by Sherri Okamoto, a Legal Editor for WorkCompCentral.

        Court Orders Penalty for Employer’s Unreasonable Denial of Claim

        The court explained that the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act gives workers 45 days to report an injury – and it chastised the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission for implicitly saying otherwise when the commission declined to sanction Rausch Construction for its treatment of Tommy Oliver…

        Due to Work Comp Central’s republishing guidelines, the story is only available on our website for 30 days.

        The original story can be viewed here: Court Orders Penalty for Employer’s Unreasonable Denial of Claim

        Chicago Accident Lawyer Discusses Ways to Avoid Motorcycle Crashes and Injuries

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        Motorcycle riders are always at risk of serious injury from a motorcycle accident. Even experienced bikers face the risk of serious injury from the negligence of other motorists. If you were injured in a motorcycle collision that you did not cause, then a personal injury attorney may be able to help you pursue compensation from the liable party.

        If the incident happened in Illinois, then a Chicago accident lawyer from Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates can evaluate your claim. You may be entitled to health-care expenses, lost wages and other damages. Call us today at (800)-985-1819 to schedule a consultation.

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        Chicago Accident Attorney Discusses 4 Innovative Motorcycle Safety Features

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        Few experiences can match the adrenaline rush of riding a motorcycle, but this comes with a life-threatening risk. Thousands of bikers each year are involved in serious collisions resulting in serious injuries. Victims of such injuries can often turn to an accident lawyer to help them with their difficult situation.

        Safety is now at the forefront of motorcycle development. Manufacturers are introducing new technologies to prevent crashes and protect riders who fall victim to other drivers’ negligence. First, it is important to understand some common causes of motorcycle accidents – described by an Illinois motorcycle accident attorney. Then, let’s look at some innovative and exciting developments in motorcycle safety.

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        Safety Tips to Prevent Bicycle Accidents from a Chicago Injury Lawyer

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        3 Safety Tips to Help Prevent Bicycle Accidents

        Chicago is a sprawling metropolis that is bustling with activity at every turn. Traffic can be a nightmare, and this congestion can be dangerous for bikers.

        Bikes are difficult to see compared to cars, trucks, buses and other vehicles. Unfortunately, even with adequate protection, cyclists are susceptible to catastrophic injuries resulting from bicycle accidents.

        Cyclists often suffer traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, along with many others. each of which can affect their quality of life.

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        Accident Attorney Insights: Birth Injury, Trauma and Defect

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        Birth Injury v. Birth Trauma v. Birth Defect

        The Center for Disease Control and Prevention report, Expanded Data from the New Birth Certificate, lists 1,188 significant birth injuries among 2,073,368 births. A significant birth injury was defined as skeletal fracture(s), peripheral nerve injury, and/or soft tissue/solid organ hemorrhage which requires intervention.

        Other studies, such as the Potentially Avoidable Injuries to Mothers and Newborns During Childbirth, 2006 by H-CUP list problems during the birthing process (labor or delivery) to newborns as 1 in every 1000. These problems could be fractures, infections, or head injuries among others.

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        Common Construction Site Accidents

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        Construction sites are rife with potentially fatal hazards. This is one reason why OSHA and other governing bodies are so strict when it comes to enforcing jobsite safety regulations – reducing construction site accidents is of great importance.

        Unfortunately, many construction zone managers and third-party companies who work onsite overlook workplace safety laws. This often leads to serious and potentially deadly injuries to workers and innocent bystanders.

        The construction industry is responsible for 20 percent of all on-the-job fatalities in the United States. In other cases, injuries lead to permanent disabilities and prevent victims from returning to work.

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        What Steps Should I Take After a Slip and Fall Accident?

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        Slip and fall accidents can cause potentially fatal injuries – especially for seniors. Without immediate medical care, serious complications may arise, including spinal cord injuries and even paralysis. These can be exorbitantly expensive to treat, but if your accident was the result of a property owner’s negligence, then you may be able to recover costs. We recommend that you contact a personal injury attorney to protect your rights and secure evidence at the scene.

        Slip and fall victims usually have a long list of questions.

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        Tips for Responding to an Automobile Accident

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        Auto accidents can happen suddenly – sometimes without even the slightest warning. People with good driving records may feel safe, but nobody can control the actions of negligent motorists. In addition to physical pain, victims often face legal hurdles when trying to recover compensation for health-care bills, lost wages and other damages.

        Practicing safe driving etiquette is a good way to reduce your chances of getting into an accident. For example, it is best to limit driving during rush hour, weekend nights and holidays due to heavy traffic and the higher potential for drunk-driving collisions. If you are involved in an accident, then it is critical that you know how to respond in a way that protects your interests.

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        Why You Should Act Immediately to Stop Nursing Home Negligence

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        Families across the United States invest their trust in nursing homes. We expect that these facilities will provide a safe and healthy environment for our loved ones. Sadly, this is not always the case.

        Many nursing homes are understaffed; others employ caregivers who are not qualified. Both of these can lead to neglect or even physical abuse.

        At the first sign of negligence or abuse, you should make every effort to draw attention to the problem. There are no justifiable reasons for lack of care at a nursing home, and taking action can prevent others from suffering the same mistreatment.

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        Two Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates’ Attorneys Named to 2016 Best Lawyers® in America List

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        Best Lawyers Award Badge

        Chicago, IL, United States — Tuesday, September 22, 2015 — Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates is pleased to announce that two lawyers have been named to the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. read more