How to avoid injury and accidents at construction sites Avoiding accidents if you work at a construction site can seem like a futile effort—construction is a dangerous line of work. However, there are some ways to prevent and avoid accidents at construction sites. Have safety meetings with your crew on a regular basis. Remind workers … Continue reading How to avoid injury and accidents at construction sites
How to avoid dog bites with delivery drivers Many personal injury cases deal with dog bites. Dog bites can be very damaging both physically and emotionally, and most of the time, are preventable. If you are having something delivered, it’s important to protect the safety of the delivery driver, and that means controlling your dog … Continue reading How to avoid dog bites with delivery drivers
How to avoid accidents while driving commercial vehicles If you drive a vehicle for work, you may be concerned about the potential of being involved n an accident while on the job. While some accidents are unavoidable, there are a few things you can do while driving a commercial vehicle that will lower your chances … Continue reading How to avoid accidents while driving commercial vehicles.
How Much Time Do I Have to File a Claim? Can an Illinois personal injury lawyer help you get money for an accident that happened months or even years ago? What if you got hurt at work? Is it too late to file a workers’ compensation claim in Illinois? Although Illinois law does stipulate that … Continue reading How much time do I have?
How much is the legal alcohol limit in Illinois? There are three different legal limits for blood alcohol content (BAC) in Illinois. If the driver is under 21 years old, the legal limit is .00%, as Illinois is a zero tolerance state. For adults 21 and over, the legal limit is .08%. For commercial drivers, … Continue reading How much is the legal alcohol limit in Illinois?
How Much Is My Case Worth? One of the most common questions our Illinois workers’ compensation and personal injury attorneys get is: “how much is my case worth?” Obviously, there’s no way to determine the answer in the abstract. Each case is different and complex in its own fashion. In fact, if any Chicago … Continue reading How much is my case worth?
How many personal injury lawsuits are filed each year in the United States? While it would be nearly impossible to collect a truly accurate number for how many personal injury cases are filed each year in the U.S., a rough estimate has been projected at about 700,000. That’s a lot of injuries—some of which surely … Continue reading How many personal injury lawsuits are filed each year in the United States?
FAQ: How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take? As practicing Chicago personal injury attorneys for almost 20 years, we at Steven J. Malman & Associates are often asked “how long will my case take?” Unfortunately, outside of the context of your case, we can’t make accurate predictions. Some matters resolve in a few short … Continue reading How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take?
How long do you have to file a workman’s comp claim in Illinois? In Illinois, the statute of limitations for a workers’ compensation case is three years from the day the injury occurred, or two years from the date the employee received their last workers’ compensation benefits, whichever is later. For a repetitive trauma, the … Continue reading How long do you have to file a workman’s comp claim in Illinois?
How long do temporary total disability (TTD) benefits last? Temporary total disability benefits are equivalent to two-thirds of your average weekly wage, tax-free, for the time that you are authorized to be out of work for a work injury, or for the duration of time that you have restrictions on what you are able to … Continue reading How long do temporary total disability (TTD) benefits last?