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Work Related Back Injuries

Individuals who must lift heavy objects or provide manual labor are trained to lift properly. People who work in "average" jobs are not always trained in lifting. Whether you work in construction or provide office support proper lifting technique is essential knowledge in remaining healthy. Causing back strain can be as simple as lifting a ten pound object while twisting. The first thing to know in preventing back injuries is proper lifting and carrying technique. Follow these simple steps to lessen the probability of back strain:

Workers’ Compensation in the News

September 11, 2001 is a day that most Americans will never forget. It was a day of tragedy, heroism, and the beginning of a long fight to move forward. Although the tragedy occurred almost nine years ago, the date 9/11 and Ground Zero continues to make headlines. In recent news, there is controversy about building a mosque so close to Ground Zero and whether or not it is an appropriate place for one. There are also headlines about the firefighters and other first responders and workers’ compensation. Advocates are urging the first responders to file for future workers’ compensation before the deadline this September.

The Advantages of Seeking Legal Counsel in Dog Bite Claims

According to a survey conducted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs every year. Out of this staggering number, 1 out of 6 persons bitten suffer injuries that are serious enough to receive medical attention. The statistics are straightforward but they fail to capture the magnitude of pain experienced by victims of a dog attack. Experiencing a dog attack can be one of the most traumatic events to occur in a person’s life often leaving behind severe physical, emotional, and psychological scars. If you or a loved one is ever faced with dealing with a dog attack, it is important for you to know your rights as a victim and how seeking legal counsel can help your case. Dealing with Insurance Companies-Settling matters with an insurance adjuster can prove to be confusing and sometimes the result will not be in the best interest of the victim. If a settlement is reached, the victim runs the risks of receiving a lesser amount than if he or she hired an attorney.Communication-
Hiring an experienced attorney to intercede when communication between the injured person and the responsible party is necessary will ensure that the situation is handled professionally and confrontations are avoided. The potential for emotions to run high is great in cases involving pet owners and victims of attacks. Pet owners can often be put on the defensive when an accusation sheds a negative light on their beloved pet just as easily as feelings of anger and fear can affect the actions of the injured person.Injury Assessment-It is unlikely that an injured person will be able to assess their own injuries and accurately determine what he or she deserves in a settlement. While no one can place a price on the pain and suffering sustained in a dog attack, a good attorney will be able to evaluate your case and work to get you the appropriate compensation for your case. Time & Resources-An attorney has the time and resources available to make sure that no stone is left unturned when it comes to your case. Your attorney has can obtain copies of medical evidence, arrange for photographs to be taken of your injuries and investigate the history of the animal in question. Gathering this information can be a daunting task for anyone without the time or legal expertise. An attorney will be able handle these matters swiftly while the injured person can concentrate on healing from their attack.Accidents can happen to anyone at any time. Do your part to educate yourself and loved ones on the pet laws of your state and remember the advantages of seeking legal counsel in dog bite claims.

Physician Background Checks in Illinois


Whether you are following through on a referral made by a trusted friend or even thumbing through the pages of your insurance network of physicians, choosing a good healthcare provider can often lead many to speculate on the medical history of that doctor before calling to make the first appointment.

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