Liability Coverage for Infections Acquired During Injury Treatment

Medical malpractice is a type of personal injury law often talked about in hushed tones, at least among healthcare professionals. After all, no doctor, specialist, hospital, or clinic wants to deal with potential legal problems of this nature. On the other side of things, it’s safe to assume anyone seeking medical treatment for an injury,…

Can I File for Workers’ Compensation Due to COVID-19?

Many times an employer, medical facility, or other public place has the ability to stop the spread of COVID-19 by taking precautions. If they fail to take those actions and someone died or has serious complications from the coronavirus, the company may be liable to you under workers’ compensation or common law negligence laws. Workers’…

Medical Malpractice During Injury Treatment is Required to be Covered by the Liability Carrier

Does Your Doctor Have Sufficient Malpractice Coverage from a Reputable Carrier? This may not be a question commonly asked when seeking treatment for a personal injury or one that took place at work. Still, it’s important to know what the answer is. If a medical professional treating you for an injury does not have appropriate…

Making a Work Comp Claim for Covid Death

Making a Workers’ Comp Claim for a Covid-Related Death Workers compensation rules for coronavirus (COVID-19) aren’t exactly clear since this global health crisis still has a lot of unknowns attached to it. That said, it may be possible to make a workers’ comp claim in the event of a Covid death to receive death benefits.…

Powers of Attorney: The Basics

You’ve probably heard the term “power of attorney” (POA) at one time or another. But just what is a POA and what kind of “power” does it actually grant? These are just some of the questions it can help to have answered if you are considering this type of legal document for yourself or a…

Why Hire an Estate Planning Attorney?

Why It’s Best to Hire an Estate Planning Attorney Estate preparation or planning isn’t just something you should do when older. Being proactive about this type of legal and personal planning is something that makes sense at any stage of life. However, it’s not always a DIY process. In fact, it’s often best to hire…

Are Workers Compensation Claims in Illinois Public Record?

It’s fairly common for workers compensation claims in Illinois and other states to be resolved through mutually acceptable settlements. Once a settlement is reached, you’ll receive a specific sum of money in exchange for agreeing not pursue your claim any further. Should you have concerns about such details being public record, the answer can be…

How Workers Compensation Works

Let’s Talk About Workers Compensation and How It Works Illinois is on-par with the national average for workplace injuries, according to 2019 figures reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This basically means your odds of being injured on the job here aren’t any greater than what’s typical in other states. Should you end…

When to Claim Workers Compensation in Illinois

In 2018 alone, private employers in Illinois reported more than 100,000 not-fatal workplace injuries. Injuries of this nature are sometimes serious enough to immediately impede the ability to work. Other times, however, the work-related incidents or issues can present problems that develop later. For this reason, it’s not always clear when it’s best to file…

How Long Can You Get Workers Compensation for in Illinois?

From ongoing medical expenses to a reduction in income due to having to accept a lower paying, less-demanding position, there are many ways a work-related injury can affect your life. If you are in the process of filing a claim or already receiving benefits, it can be helpful to know how long you may get…