Car crashes can lead to fatalities. It’s a simple fact, but one that everyone should recognize. The number of fatalities may vary yearly but recognizing the causes could help you avoid being a statistic. In 2022, there were 1,151 fatal crashes in Illinois, with almost 400 in the Chicago/Cook County … [Read More...]
Should You Get a Lawyer for a Car Accident Even if You Weren’t At Fault?
After a car accident, you may be ready to fight to hold the liable party accountable. If you are sure the other driver is responsible for causing your injuries, you may be prepared to move forward with your case without the help of an attorney. However, having a car accident lawyer on your side … [Read More...]
Who’s Liable in a Car Accident if Both Drivers Were Drunk?
Drunk driving is dangerous and irresponsible but also unfortunately common. In 2020, the Illinois Secretary of State’s office recorded over 20,000 DUI arrests — 86% of whom were first-time offenders. Driving under the influence can be a costly mistake, but what happens if you’re in an accident with … [Read More...]
What Happens if You’re in a Car Accident the Same Day You Bought Your Car Insurance?
Illinois requires drivers to carry insurance policies, and although the hope is never to need to use them, car accidents are inevitable. Although the claims process might seem complicated, getting into an accident the same day you started your insurance policy might muddy the waters even … [Read More...]
Should You See a Chiropractor After a Car Accident?
Some of the most common injuries after a car accident include chronic back pain and other back or spine injuries. Fortunately, victims may find relief and improve their quality of life by seeing a chiropractor in addition to traditional medical care. Here’s more about what you can expect when seeing … [Read More...]
How Am I Paid My Car Accident Settlement?
When you’ve been injured in a car accident, you have the right to be compensated for all your various damages by those responsible. This ranges from medical bills, lost wages, repairs, and compensation for your pain and suffering. But the car accident claims process can be complex, and many are left … [Read More...]
Safety Tips for NYC Masons
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How the Labor Shortage Makes Construction Workers More Likely to Get Hurt
The global pandemic created a major disruption in the nation’s labor force, commonly known as “The Great Resignation.” More than 47 million workers quit their jobs in 2021, as stated by the U.S. … [Read More...]
Compartment Syndrome and NYC Construction Worker Health
Compartment syndrome is a painful, potentially serious condition. It can develop with bleeding or swelling within a muscle compartment (an enclosed bundle of muscles). A thin casing of connective … [Read More...]
NYC Department of Buildings Considers Using Drones for Safety Inspections
The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) is seriously considering using drones for building inspections. The department has released a report which states, “Our report is the product of … [Read More...]
Doing Less With Less — Part One
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Obama’s Social Security failure – Washington Post
Washington PostObama's Social Security failureWashington PostPresident Obama unintentionally damaged his legacy recently by urging an expansion of Social Security benefits and, thereby, reminding … [Read More...]
The Hell Of Applying For Government Benefits
The Atlantic has a piece written by Laura Kwerel on The Hell of Applying for Government Benefits. Here's an excerpt: It’s 11:30 a.m., and after three hours of waiting, I have finally gotten to … [Read More...]
Crespo v. Colvin: SSDI Appeals
Crespo v. Colvin, a case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, involved a claimant who applied for Supplemental Security Income for his mother. Supplemental Security Income … [Read More...]
Musculoskeletal Injuries: How Severely Impaired Must I Be?
Intentionally or not, the Social Security Administration has done a good job selling the idea that winning disability benefits is extremely hard. Bloggers (including me) write about the long delays … [Read More...]
Truck Driver Shortage and High Turnover Rate Could Spell Trouble for Those Who Share the Road
The first quarter of 2017 showed truck driver turnover for large carriers (revenues more than $300 million) at a rate of 74 percent. While most businesses would blush at such a high number—even the … [Read More...]
What THC limit proves marijuana-impaired driving?
With more people turning to marijuana instead of dangerous opiates, how do you protect people who use medical marijuana from criminal charges for impaired driving? Is it possible to set a THC blood … [Read More...]
Car Crash in Beverly Hills Leaves One Dead and Four Injured
One person was killed and four others were injured in a car accident in Beverly Hills. According to a Canyon News report, the fatal accident occurred early morning on June 6, 2016 at the intersection … [Read More...]
Girl Hit By Pickup Truck In Gages Lake
There was a pedestrian accident Friday afternoon (May 27, 2016) in Gages Lake (unincorporated Lake County) in which a 12-year-old girl was critically injured. According to the Lake County … [Read More...]
A Clinton Ad Full of Disability Stereotypes – The Atlantic
The AtlanticA Clinton Ad Full of Disability StereotypesThe AtlanticDisability has received an unprecedented amount of attention in the 2016 election so far. Trump's mockery galvanized protest … [Read More...]
Deep Budget, Service Cuts from Secial Security
The non-partisan Center for Budget and Policy Priorities reports this week that budget cuts have forced SSA to cut drastically services, and even impose a hiring freeze in 2011 in the face of … [Read More...]
Mesothelioma surgery improves quality of life, study finds – Science Daily
Mesothelioma surgery improves quality of life, study findsScience DailyMalignant pleural mesothelioma is caused by environmental factors such as exposure to asbestos as well as a genetic … [Read More...]
Sometimes you get bad advice even from the Social Security office
A friend of mine contacted me a few days ago. A long-time friend of hers was looking into filing for disability benefits. Actually, he had been considering filing for about three years, which was part … [Read More...]