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Common Accidents Associated with Summertime in Chicago

Posted on June 12th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

Without fail, summertime brings with it barbecues, pool parties, outdoor sports, and campfires. But with all the fun activities, summer also brings an increase in accidents and injuries. Emergency rooms see it, as do personal injury lawyers. From an increase in more serious accidents like drowning to less serious things like sunburns, summertime is not […]

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5 Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted on May 17th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

When you’ve been hurt, whether it’s from an auto accident, a work injury, or otherwise, you deserve justice. Your pain and suffering caused by someone else’s negligence should not be ignored. A Chicago personal injury lawyer provides you the attention and justice you deserve. But personal injury is a vague term for all the value […]

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4 Types of Brain Injuries—Not Just Concussions!

Posted on May 9th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

In recent years, the United States has seen a huge increase in awareness and concern for brain injuries. But with athletes at the center of the national spotlight, it can be easy to forget that brain injuries come in forms other than a concussion. And just as concussions cause lifelong symptoms in athletes, other brain […]

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5 Common Mistakes People Make Filing for Worker’s Compensation

Posted on April 28th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

Between all the paperwork, hearings and procedures involved with filing for worker’s compensation, it’s easy to see why so many people make mistakes. As a Chicago worker’s compensation attorney, the Shea Law Group has seen a fair share of clients who have made similar mistakes. Luckily, they’re not too hard to avoid so long as […]

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5 Proven Strategies to Prevent Auto Accidents in Work Zones

Posted on April 22nd, 2017 by Joseph Shea

According to OSHA’s fact sheet on work zone traffic safety, traffic accidents in work zones are the leading cause of worker fatalities. Firefighters, police officers, construction workers and anyone else in a work zone exposed to traffic are all vulnerable. It’s up to local, state and federal to work with project managers to establish safe […]

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Worker’s Compensation Isn’t Just for Construction Workers

Posted on March 24th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

The Illinois Worker’s Compensation Commission defines worker’s compensation as “a system of benefits provided by law to employees who experience work-related injuries or occupational disease.” This definition was created by the Worker’s Comp Act, and that “system of benefits” is for employees in the State of Illinois. The Act makes no distinction between office workers […]

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Drunk Driving Facts and Statistics: A Gloomy Picture

Posted on March 12th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

Alcohol-related car crashes don’t just affect the driver. The AAA foundation for Traffic Safety reported in 2011 that, “One-third of alcohol-involved traffic fatalities are passengers, occupants in other vehicles, or pedestrians.” Chicago car accident lawyers and legal professionals across the United States are no strangers to car crashes involving drunk drivers. Just take a look […]

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What Car Insurance Companies Don’t Want You To Know

Posted on March 6th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

Ever wonder what a Chicago auto accident attorney could tell you that the car insurance companies don’t want you to know? Whether you’re making a claim or shopping around, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes that most consumers aren’t aware of. Educating yourself will allow you to exploit various advantages when you buy […]

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I Only Missed One Week of Work. Am I Entitled to Worker’s Comp?

Posted on February 28th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

We get a lot of questions regarding worker’s compensation laws in Illinois. Among them, one of the most common is for those employees who only miss a few days of work. “If I only missed a week of work, am I entitled to worker’s compensation?” There are a few considerations to take into account here. […]

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How To Avoid Food Poisoning At Restaurants

Posted on February 28th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

The personal injury attorneys at Shea Law Group have helped dozens of victims of foodborne illnesses from restaurants and contaminated food problems from other types of vendors. Although some instances of food poisoning can be minor and maybe last 24 hours, other incidents can cause serious health risks. Nobody should have to worry about getting […]

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