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…

What To Expect During Your First Consultation With A Personal Injury Lawyer

What Happens When First Meet with a Personal Injury Lawyer? Approximately 40 million doctor office visits per year in the United States are due to unintentional injuries, according to the CDC. Granted, not all of these injuries are the result of somebody else’s negligence. For the ones that are, however, an initial consultation with a…

Are personal injury settlements considered income?

Is a Personal Injury Settlement Taxable Income? Most personal injury cases end with a settlement. If this is what happened with your case, you wonder if the money you received from your settlement is considered income for tax purposes, especially if you received a lump sum payment – which is what typically happens with personal…

When to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

When to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit? Technically, a personal injury lawsuit can be filed any time after an accident has occurred involving the negligence of another party. So, just when should you consider filing a lawsuit? Generally, if the incident was minor, filing a lawsuit is a last resort. Below, we explore the topic…

When Will My Personal Injury Case Be Settled?

When Will My Personal Injury Case Be Settled? If you’ve already initiated a personal injury case, you may be wondering when it will be settled. The “clock” for a personal injury case typically starts ticking when a lawsuit is filed and legal actions need to take place. As for when your case might be settled,…

Head Injuries: How a CT Scan Can Provide Evidence of a Latent Aneurysm

Importance of getting a CT scan of the head when there is a head injury to check for latent brain aneurysm One of the leading causes of workplace injuries in the United States is being struck by an object or piece of equipment. If you are struck on the head or if you fall and…

Why Gaps in Treatment Can Harm your Case

After a serious accident, like most people, you have skyrocketing medical bills. Any gaps in medical treatment, whether it’s one month or one year, will allow the other side to argue that your injury is not as serious as it is claimed to be. Here are the ways to handle gaps in treatment in a…

What to Do if You’re Injured in a Car Accident

Every year, thousands of people across the United States are injured in a car accident. While a car accident can be one of the most challenging experiences, it’s often possible to recover, both physically and financially. The following guide provides simple tips and tricks on what to do after a car accident. After a car…

How to maximize your Total Recovery in an injury case

Article sourced from Northwest Herald. Consider what usually happens when someone is injured due to the fault of another person or party. Depending on the severity of the injury, it’s likely going to affect your everyday life, making many tasks difficult or even impossible for brief or extended periods of time. Those tasks include your…

Brain Injuries: An Epidemic in Youth Sports

As headline after headline continues to fill the news telling of yet another brain injury caused by sports, it makes us realize just how prevalent these occurrences are. We all hope that traumatic brain injuries, like severe concussions or worse, do not happen to our loved ones or ourselves. However, the reality is that 1…