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New Year, New Injury?

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It’s mid February and New Year’s resolutions are in full swing. Many people make a resolution to eat better and become more active so they can live a healthier life. The best way to follow through on a resolution is to remain consistent, which you can’t do if you’re hurt. Getting an injury when one… Read More

What You Need to Know about Slip & Fall Accidents

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Winter can be a beautiful and magical time of year, but lurking under the beauty are hidden dangers. At the Law Offices of Dworkin and Maciariello, we receive countless calls a day asking about the legal implications of slipping and falling on ice and snow. Parking lots and sidewalks are common places to slip, although… Read More

Common Car Accident Injuries and How To Treat Them

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Car accidents are a leading cause of injury in the United States. Not only are they expensive, but they can also impact your daily life due to pain and suffering. Winter is unpredictable and can create unsafe driving conditions with snow on the roadway, black ice, and reduced visibility. It is important to seek continued… Read More

Uber Interesting

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Sometimes flagging down a cab is difficult and can take time. If it’s cold out, who wants to wait at cross streets trying to catch a ride while they freeze? That’s why Uber has been such a success in Chicago. Requesting a ride and then waiting in the comfort of your home, or inside a… Read More

The Cherry Illinois Disaster

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Did you know that Illinois had a fundamental but grim role in the creation of Workers’ Compensation across the nation? It all started in 1909 at a coal mine in Cherry, Illinois. The mine, founded in 1905, supplied coal for the trains of its supervisory company, the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad. As you… Read More

When the Innocent Are Blamed

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It could happen to anyone. You follow the rules of the road, and are an alert and responsible driver, but that doesn’t mean everyone is as observant as you. Recently the law offices of Dworkin & Maciariello received a case where the victim was falsely identified as the at-fault party in a severe car accident.… Read More

We Bet You Didn’t Know This about Parking Lot Accidents!

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There’s a dangerous misperception in parking lots that because everyone is moving slowly no serious damage can be done. Despite slow speeds, many drivers are still preoccupied as they pull out of a spot, changing the radio station or looking for their sunglasses. Meanwhile, pedestrians are focused on their phone or trying to remember where… Read More

Dog Bite Claims Fetch Big Pay Out

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Across the U.S., dogs are considered part of the family. Kids sneak their best friend bites of chicken as it waits patiently under the dining room table. Sloppy licks to the face wake up mom and dad to start the morning. These are the times people hold dear with their furry friends. However, even with… Read More

Justice for the Construction Worker

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Illinois, and especially Chicago, is in a constant state of change and development. From new real estate structures to beautifying our roads, construction workers and construction zones seem to be present every few blocks. Despite caution signs and orange cones, many people are careless when it comes to the safety of construction workers. In fact,… Read More

Rear-Ending Cases: Need to Know!

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A rear-end collision happens every eight seconds, according the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. This type of accident can cause severe injuries, most commonly whiplash, and even in some cases fatalities. One of the most common causes of a rear-end collision is tailgating. Thus, Illinois has enforced Tailgating Laws that address safety measures such as… Read More

Choosing a Doctor After Injury

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After a personal or work injury one of the necessary steps is seeing a doctor to assess your injuries. To help support your case, the doctor’s findings will be used if your claim goes to court. It’s important to be honest with your doctor about your injuries and accurately report your pain and symptoms. If… Read More

Mistakes of a Personal Injury Case

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Being honest Abe doesn’t always matter when it comes to the law. The burden of proof often falls on the victim, so even if you’re telling the truth when it comes to your personal injury case the ruling may not be in your favor. Although an attorney takes a percentage of your award, chances are without… Read More

Slip and Falls – Who is at Fault?

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Chicago – Slip and Falls Chicago is known for having some of the most distinct seasons of U.S. cities. The windy city experiences its fair share of rain and snow throughout the year. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Chicago gets an average of 36 inches of snow each year. With record… Read More

Uninsured Drivers – Consequences

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What is Car Insurance? Car insurance helps protect you against financial loss if you have an accident. It is a contract between your insurance company and yourself where you agree to pay a certain amount each month and the insurance company agrees to cover your losses as defined in your particular policy. Over 90% of… Read More

Reducing Chance of Getting Into Car Accident

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Main Causes of Car Accidents There are an estimated five million car accidents each year in the U.S. Of those there is an estimated 2.3 million are injured and seek medical attention. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, someone is involved in a car accident every 10 seconds, and someone is killed every… Read More

Common Workers’ Compensation Injuries

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What is Workers’ Compensation? Workers’ compensation is the compensation that employees will get after they are injured while on the job or while being paid by another entity. Most employers are required to have some workers’ compensation insurance to help cover employee accidents. The injuries covered under each company’s workers’ compensation requirements must have occurred… Read More

Special Olympics – Chicago

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Chicago has held a special Olympics each year since 1968. The Chicago Park District offers programs in 21 park locations throughout the city of Chicago during the event. Special Olympics Chicago has grown from a small event at Soldier Field in 1968 to having over 5,000 athletes and offering events in 22 different sports. Their… Read More

Proposed Illinois Mileage Tax Withdrawn

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This past Friday, Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton released a statement saying that he will no longer be pursuing his proposal to tax Illinois drivers for every mile driven. The proposed bill has received plenty of criticism from other legislators and the general public. Proportionate Taxation The goal of the proposal was to generate… Read More

How Do Functional Capacity Evaluations Affect Workers Compensation?

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First of all, let’s clarify exactly what a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is. Simply put, it is a string of tests that are performed in order to determine how capable a person is of working. A medical professional also might change the patient’s diagnosis base don the results of these tests. The abilities that are… Read More

How To Make An Efficient And Effective 911 Call

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In the event of a serious life-threatening emergency, it is essential to contact the authorities as quickly as possible. However, getting help may not be as easy as simply dialing 9-1-1. In order to get help in a timely manner, you have to work with the 911 operators so they can effectively assess the situation… Read More

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