What If You’re Injured Off the Clock?

February 13, 2024 Holley Rosen Beard
Many Illinois work comp cases are not 100% straightforward. Don't assume that just because you're off the clock means your employer and their insurance carrier are off the hook for workers' compensation. The insurance company may try to fight you or limit your benefits even when it is obvious that you were injured at work through...
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Tips for Dealing With Insurance Companies After a Car Accident

January 21, 2024 Brian Beltz
Dealing with insurance companies following an accident can be tricky. The insurance adjuster may appear helpful, but the insurance company’s goal is to settle your claim quickly and pay out as little as possible for damages. You do not have to accept or agree to settlement offers, particularly when the amount seems unreasonable for...
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What’s the Difference Between Wrongful Death and Manslaughter?

January 10, 2024 Holley Rosen Beard
Both “wrongful death” and “manslaughter” involve a person dying due to someone else’s actions, so it’s easy to get these terms confused. Here’s what you need to know about the differences between them. What Is Wrongful Death? A wrongful death occurs when someone dies due to another person’s careless or intentional actions. If someone dies in...
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Illinois Statute of Limitations for Car Accidents

January 10, 2024 Brian Beltz
The countdown begins in the time you have to take legal action for injuries resulting from a car accident as soon as the accident occurs. A statute of limitation designates a timeline for legal action that can be taken to recover financial compensation for damages after a car accident. Working with a Springfield car accident...
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