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A mild traumatic brain injury can destroy your career

We like to think that who we are as people is something built into us on some fundamental level, but over the last several decades, advances in the understanding of the brain have shown that even minor brain damage can seriously affect how we act and what we think, often to an alarming degree. If you recently suffered a blow to the head, you may notice that you are not acting like your normal self, and if so, you may have a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Always go to your doctor after a car accident

Car accidents of all kinds are often much more damaging than the people in the car realize at the time. Even modest car accidents may result in injuries that a driver or passenger may not feel in the immediate aftermath of the accident, giving them the false impression that they survived the accident injury-free.

Reporting a workplace injury in Illinois

When you head out the door for work each morning you likely aren't thinking about suffering an injury. Safety needs to be on your mind at all times because accidents are lurking around every corner when on the job. Should you suffer an injury at work you need to report it as soon as possible to your employer so a personal injury claim can move forward in Illinois.

How an injury can take over your life

Being involved in any type of accident can change your life forever. Whether it's a car accident, motorcycle accident, workplace accident, swimming accident, slip-and-fall accident or any other accident; the injury could take over your life. Many victims of personal injury accidents refrain from filing a claim because they are under the impression that it's just not worth the time.

Types of monetary compensation for personal injury cases

There are plenty of ways personal injury can occur other than just a car accident. Whenever someone is injured, it is considered a personal injury case, especially if it happens at work, school, at a store, on someone else's property and any other type of incident. If you've been injured in an accident of any kind, you likely want to know what type of monetary compensation you can claim.

Medical malpractice: Standard of care is important in these cases

A medical malpractice lawsuit isn't always easy to prove. In fact, there are many times in which these cases are difficult because they hinge on proving that a doctor didn't provide a patient with treatment that meets the standard of care. This can be a challenge because the medical community usually won't stand up against each other, even when the patient suffers harm.

What are some scaffolding safety tips to follow?

The next time you head to work on a construction site, you will likely take note of any scaffolding present. Scaffolding is an important piece of equipment used on thousands of construction sites across Illinois. Even if you've worked on scaffolding before, you still might want to review some safety procedures. So, what are some scaffolding safety tips to follow?

Steps to take if injured on the job in Illinois

Getting injured on the job in Illinois is never easy. Even though you will have time to recover from the injury, you really don't want to miss a lot of time at work. Doing so will cause you to incur a lot of debt due to unpaid medical bills and other financial issues. Workers' compensation payments can help to pay some of these bills but won't be able to cover everything. Here are the steps to take if you are injured on the job.

Important tips for preventing a forklift accident on the job

Suffering an injury on the job is never easy. You will need to be medically evaluated, complete a bunch of paperwork, file a report and then file for workers' compensation. You could miss quite a bit of time at work or you could wind up never returning to work. It all depends on the severity of your injury. Here are some important tips for preventing a forklift accident on the job in Illinois.

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