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What Internal Injuries Can Take Place During a Motorcycle Accident?

 Posted on June 15, 2023 in Personal Injury

Cook County Motorcycle Crash LawyerUnfortunately, internal injuries are common in motorcycle accidents due to the lack of protection a motorcyclist has compared to occupants of other motor vehicles. When a motorcycle accident occurs, a rider’s body is exposed to direct impact, leading to severe injuries. Internal injuries are some of the most damaging injuries that can occur in motorcycle accidents, and depending on their severity, the effects of such injuries can have a devastating impact on the life of the motorcyclist. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact a personal injury today to pursue the compensation you may deserve.

Be Aware of Internal Injuries After a Motorcycle Accident

Just because you cannot see internal injuries does not mean they are any less serious. Here are a few examples, including:

  • Ruptured organs – The force of impact in a motorcycle accident can cause severe and sometimes irreversible damage to major organs. For example, a ruptured liver caused by blunt force trauma can be lethal and requires immediate medical attention. The severity of this type of injury depends on several factors, including the type and severity of the impact. In cases of a motorcycle accident leading to ruptured organs, the injured party may require extensive medical care and a long-term recovery plan, leaving the injured party with debilitating medical costs. An injured rider can file a personal injury claim to recover damages in such a case.

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Lawsuits Involving Dangerous Infant Products: Your Rights as a Parent

 Posted on May 19, 2023 in Personal Injury

Elk Grove Village Defective Product Injury AttorneyIn January of last year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission sued a company that manufactured infant beds, loungers, and other products due to the suffocation hazard posed by some of the products. Tragically, two infants passed away before action was taken to prohibit the company from selling more of the dangerous products.

Recalls of baby products, including toys, cribs, beds, and strollers, are surprisingly common – and for good reason. Infants are extremely fragile, and even a seemingly minor hazard can lead to catastrophic or deadly consequences.

If your baby was injured or killed and you suspect that a dangerous product is to blame, it is important to understand your legal rights. Companies that design, manufacture, or distribute unreasonably dangerous products can be held legally accountable through a product liability claim.

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Legal Options After a Side-By-Side Accident Causing Severe Injury

 Posted on May 10, 2023 in Personal Injury

Cook County Personal Injury LawyerSide-by-sides, utility task vehicles (UTVs), and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) serve a variety of purposes, from work-related tasks to recreation. Although useful in many circumstances, UTVs can also lead to severe injuries in an accident.

If you or a loved one suffered broken bones, brain injury, organ damage, spine injury, or another serious injury in a side-by-side accident, you may be wondering about your legal rights and options. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may be able to file a claim against the at-fault party and recover financial compensation.

Determining Legal Responsibility for the Crash

The first step in understanding your legal rights after a UTV accident is to determine who may be liable, or legally responsible, for the crash. In many cases, the driver of UTV is liable. Driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances, reckless driving, or simply being unfamiliar with off-road vehicles are all common causes of UTV accidents.

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Injuries Caused by Nursing Home Wandering and Elopement: Taking Legal Action

 Posted on April 18, 2023 in Personal Injury

Elk Grove Village Personal Injury LawyerWhen we think about the dangers faced by nursing home residents, medical conditions such as diabetes or pneumonia may immediately come to mind. However, in many cases, one of the most dangerous issues faced by nursing home residents is confusion. Residents who are suffering from Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia can become confused about where they are and why. Some nursing home residents become fearful and feel like they are trapped within the very facility that is intended to keep them safe. They may try to “escape” from the facility and, unfortunately, are sometimes successful in doing so.

Nursing home residents who leave the facility are exposed to the elements and may suffer from hypothermia, heat exhaustion, dehydration, or other life-threatening conditions. They may try to cross the road and be struck and killed by a vehicle. This is why it is so crucial for nursing homes to keep facilities secure and adequately supervise residents. Failure to properly supervise residents and keep them safe may be considered neglect.

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What to Look for When Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Attorney 

 Posted on April 03, 2023 in Workers' Compensation

Elmhurst Personal Injury LawyerSuppose you have been injured on the job. In that case, you may be considering hiring a workers’ compensation attorney to help you navigate the complex process of filing a claim and obtaining the benefits you may be entitled to. Choosing the right attorney can seem daunting, particularly since there are so many attorneys to choose from. However, selecting the right attorney can positively affect your case. Today, we will discuss what to look for when hiring a workers’ compensation attorney. 

Tips for Selecting a Workers’ Compensation Attorney 

Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you embark on the attorney selecting process, including:

  • Do your research – Before hiring an attorney, it is essential to do some research to find a workers’ compensation attorney with a good reputation and track record of success. Check online reviews, ask friends or coworkers for recommendations, and visit the attorneys’ websites to learn more about their experience and background.

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Is a Bar Liable for Injuries Caused by an Assault?

 Posted on March 24, 2023 in Personal Injury

Elmhurst Premises Liability LawyerThere is a well-established association between alcohol and aggressive behavior. One study found that 86 percent of homicides and 37 percent of assaults are carried out by individuals under the influence of alcohol. Unsurprisingly, the combination of alcohol and crowded groups of people at a bar can sometimes spell disaster.

If you were assaulted in a bar, you may be dealing with painful injuries and significant financial losses. You may be able to bring a premises liability claim against the bar and recover monetary damages for these losses.

Premises Liability Claims for Injuries Sustained in a Bar

Under the theory of premises liability, a property owner may be liable for injuries that occur on its property if it knew or should have known about a dangerous condition that caused the injury. Bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and other commercial establishments have a duty to ensure that their establishment is reasonably safe for customers. This can mean different things for different establishments. For example, a small corner bar may not have a need for bouncers or security personnel. However, a large nightclub in a high-crime neighborhood may require significant security, such as video surveillance, metal detectors, and guards.

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Should I File a Workers’ Compensation Claim or a Personal Injury Claim if I Was Hurt at Work?

 Posted on March 09, 2023 in Uncategorized

DuPage County Personal Injury LawyerWork injuries happen. Whether you work in an office environment, construction site, warehouse, or factory, the possibility of a work-related injury is always present. Many people who are hurt at work are confused about their legal options. They may know that workers’ compensation covers injured workers in Illinois, but they are also aware of the possibility of a third-party personal injury claim.

In this blog, we will discuss the differences between workers’ compensation claims and personal injury claims and the criteria that must be met to secure financial compensation through these avenues.

Workers’ Compensation is Mandatory in Illinois and May Provide Reimbursement

Illinois requires all employers to have workers’ compensation insurance. If you were injured at work while performing work duties, you likely qualify for workers’ compensation. There are only a few situations in which an injured Illinois worker cannot get workers’ compensation. For example, injuries caused by intoxication by drugs or alcohol, illegal activities, or intentional actions are not covered by workers’ compensation insurance.

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Can I File a Lawsuit if I Was Injured at a Restaurant?

 Posted on February 27, 2023 in Personal Injury

Cook County Premises Liability LawyerGoing out to eat at a restaurant should be an enjoyable experience. However, some restaurant patrons end up leaving the restaurant in an ambulance. If you suffered a slip and fall injury, burn, struck-by injury, or another type of injury at a restaurant, you might be able to file a lawsuit if the injury was caused by the carelessness of the restaurant staff.

When suing for personal injury resulting from an accident at a restaurant, you will need to prove that the property owner, restaurant owner, or an employee acted negligently and caused your injury. A personal injury lawyer experienced in premises liability can help you determine if you have a legitimate case.

Monetary Damages for Injuries Caused by Restaurant Negligence

Individuals who are injured by the negligent actions of another party may be able to recover compensation for their damages. They may be compensated for medical bills, lost income, and non-economic losses like pain and suffering.

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Workers' Compensation Claims for Lung Disease 

 Posted on February 14, 2023 in Workers' Compensation

DuPage County Worker's Compensation LawyerLungs are arguably one of the most vital organs in the body. Without strong, healthy lungs, a person is unable to take part in enjoyable activities, such as running or playing sports, or even everyday activities like caring for children. Unfortunately, many workers face the risk of developing lung disease due to exposure to hazardous conditions and materials in their work environment.

Exposure to dust, vapor, particulate matter, and fumes can cause irreversible damage to a worker's lungs, making them more susceptible to diseases such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). When a worker contracts an occupational lung disease due to their workplace environment, they may be entitled to file for workers' compensation benefits.

Am I Entitled to Workers' Compensation in Illinois for Lung Disease?

The answer to this question depends on the specifics of your case. In order to qualify for workers' compensation benefits, you must first meet certain criteria. Generally speaking, you must have been exposed to a hazard in your workplace environment that led to lung disease or another respiratory illness. The disease must be directly related to work conditions and not caused by non-work activities or environments.

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Read Our Top 10 Personal Injury and Workers’ Comp Blogs for 2022

 Posted on January 30, 2023 in Uncategorized

Cook County Personal Injury LawyerThe attorneys at Kaiser Hafezi Law have extensive experience providing legal representation to clients in personal injury and workers' compensation cases. Our blog is dedicated to providing helpful information on how people can protect themselves and their rights in Illinois. We are proud to feature the top 10 blogs that people read on our site in 2022. Through our regular blog posts, we work to help readers stay informed and up-to-date on issues related to car accidents and other types of injuries, workers' comp claims and benefits, and related matters. Our commitment is to inform, guide, and empower all of those who contact us with their queries. 

  1. Can I Get Workers’ Compensation for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Illinois? - This blog looked at the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and how the condition is treated, while also addressing whether workers’ compensation benefits will apply for people who suffer from this condition. In a 2022 update, we provided some additional information about the medical and disability benefits that people may be able to receive if carpal tunnel syndrome is work-related.

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