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Little Known Facts about the Chicago Fire

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With the Chicago Fire anniversary just around the corner, here are some of the lesser known facts and history about the fire that led to the construction of the Second City. The fire started October 8, 1871, at night from a barn owned by Patrick O’Leary and his wife Catherine, located at Chicago’s southwest side… Read More


I Was Injured: Who Pays My Bills?

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  Imagine you’re walking down the road and when suddenly you are hit by a car. After medical treatment Do you know who to file your claim against? Is it your insurance or the driver’s insurance? Now imagine, you were using a equipment at work and were injured. Are you entitled to worker’s compensation only… Read More


Cyclists v. Cars: The War Wages

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The war between car drivers and cyclists seems to be reaching a boiling point in the city of Chicago. Many residents choose to use the more environmentally and cheaper option of commuting to work and throughout the city by bike, but for many, this commute is full of danger. Many cyclists fear for their lives… Read More


Salmonella Poisoning and Your Claim

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Did you experience stomach cramps, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting? Was it the sandwich at work yesterday or was it the recent trip to the grocery store? This could be salmonella poisoning. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently issued a health alert that multiple products may be contaminated with Salmonella. What is… Read More


The Injuries You Should Be Focusing On

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Overexertion is the most common cause of workplace injuries and workers’ compensation claims. It can become an issue in any kind of job, but some jobs have a higher risk, such as construction workers, delivery drivers, warehouse workers, sea-men, drywall installers and even office workers. Overexertion occurs when your daily physical activity is beyond your… Read More


Hurt During Your Fourth of July Celebrations? Here Are Your Options!

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Fireworks, friends, and drinks this fourth of July were amazing for more, but if you were injured while celebrating Independence Day at a bar or a friend’s house maybe it wasn’t such a good time after all. As things settle down and you realize your injury is more severe than you realized or perhaps you… Read More


INJURED IN CAR ACCIDENT BY A FRIEND?

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Injuries caused by car accidents are tough to handle, especially if you’re the passenger and a friend or loved one is the driver. The first thing many people do is panic, although panicking is understandable, one should still take the necessary precautions. You may consider getting as much information at the scene of the accident… Read More


Grandma For the Win!

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A grandmother gathered her two grandchildren and whisked away, into the car to visit her son, the grandchildren’s uncle, who lived in a special-needs home. She was looking forward to seeing her son, being able to give him a hug and tell him how much she missed him. However, instead of a heartwarming reunion among… Read More


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


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