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May 2015 Archives

Information required in filing a medical malpractice claim

Few people who seek the services of a medical professional or facility expect things to go wrong, but sometimes they do because of practitioner carelessness or negligence that was entirely preventable. In those events, victims of medical malpractice in Illinois may have the right to file lawsuits against the offending medical professionals. Any lawsuit filed against a healthcare professional, however, must comply with certain requirements under state law.

Steps to take if an employer refuses to pay death benefits

Families of Illinois workers who have died on a construction site due to employer negligence may be aware that they are entitled to benefits from the employer under the Workers' Compensation Act. If the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission awards benefits to the deceased's worker's family, but the employer refuses to pay these benefits, a lawsuit against the employer may be filed to try to receive those benefits.

Successfully representing the victims of medical malpractice

Many people may agree that medical malpractice cases are a growing concern in the United States. Medical malpractice refers to those cases where a doctor or any other medical professional deviates from the accepted standards of practice and that action causes death or injury to the patient. According to the law, victims of medical negligence or their families are eligible for compensation. The compensation may include all expenses related to medical procedures, loss of income and the legal fees. In the event that more than one medical professional was responsible, the payable compensation will be divided among the medical professionals who were involved.

Employers must report work-related deaths and injuries to OSHA

Work-related injuries and deaths are a common problem across the United States, including in Illinois. To understand the causes of such accidents and to see patterns that could reveal ways to prevent such mishaps, the federal government long ago began requiring employers to report all incidents to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, an agency within the Department of Labor. Among its responsibilities, OSHA investigates to determine whether an accident occurred because of a violation of federal work rules or OSHA standards. If so, then OSHA can impose penalties for each violation.

Five people hospitalized after multi-car accident in Chicago

Car accidents claim the lives of many Illinois residents every year. Despite the continual awareness programs initiated by state authorities, many car drivers violate traffic laws. Such violation of traffic regulations not only brings serious legal consequences for the car driver but may also result in devastating injuries or fatalities for the car accident victim.

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