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Should I File a Police Report for My Illinois Car Accident?

When you are in a car accident in Illinois, ALWAYS make sure to file a police report, especially if you have been hurt and may be thinking about pursuing a personal injury claim. Police investigations can make the difference between a successful car accident personal injury claim and a failed one. Police officers are trained>> Read More

Chicago Dram Shop Attorneys

Can I Sue a Bar for Overserving My Attacker?

Bars, clubs, and restaurants can be excellent places to enjoy alcoholic beverages responsibly, but there are some people who simply do not know when to say when. With their judgment dulled by excessive drinking, these individuals may lash out violently against those around them. If you have been the victim of this type of attack,>> Read More

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Public-Sector Unions Lose Funding in Supreme Court Decision

In a widely expected development, the United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against public-sector unions in Janus v. American Federation State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31 (also known as Janus v. AFSCME). The decision ended mandatory funding by government workers for public-sector unions and is largely believed to have dealt a blow to future collective>> Read More

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What If I Have Been in an Accident with an Uninsured Driver in Illinois?

Even though Illinois requires vehicles in the state to have liability insurance, studies estimate that 12.6 percent of drivers in the United States are uninsured. However, that does not necessarily mean that you cannot pursue a successful personal injury claim if you have been in an accident with an uninsured driver. In certain circumstances, you>> Read More

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What Do I Do If I Have Been Injured by a Drunk Driver in Illinois?

In Illinois, if you have been injured by the negligent actions of a drunk driver, you may have multiple avenues through which to obtain financial compensation for your injuries. In addition to receiving damages from the relevant car insurance policies, you may also be able to go after any commercial establishment that overserved the drunk>> Read More

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Will I Get Fired If I File a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Illinois?

Injured employees are often reluctant to file workers’ compensation claims because they fear that their employers will retaliate against them.  They wonder, “Will I get fired if I file a workers’ compensation claim?” The short answer is no. In Illinois, it is illegal for employers to terminate employees for filing workers’ compensation claims. Employers who>> Read More


How Long Do I Have to Report a Work Injury in Illinois?

If you have been hurt while performing the duties of your job, you may be eligible to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, provided that you first report your work injury. How long do you have to report a work injury? In Illinois, you must notify a boss, a foreman, or some other person>> Read More


How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

In most cases, the State of Illinois sets a time limit of two years for an adult to file a personal injury lawsuit in the civil court system. This time limit is known as the Statute of Limitations, and it typically starts to run on the date of the accident. There are some situations, however,>> Read More

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Second Porch Collapse in Less Than Three Weeks in Chicago Area

A second porch collapse has occurred in less than three weeks in the greater Chicago area, with attorneys for the injured alleging that the owners of the properties had failed to keep their premises in a safe condition. The short lapse of time between the two porch collapses raises concerns about a potentially serious danger>> Read More

GWC Obtains Large Settlement for Navy Officer Injured in Bicycle Accident

GWC Injury Lawyers attorney Michael W. Kopsick recently obtained a $446,000.00 settlement for a Navy officer who sustained multiple injuries when he was hit by a van while riding his bicycle. Van Hits Navy Officer on Bicycle On June 24, 2015, Mr. Kopsick’s client, a 51-year-old United States Navy Chief Petty Officer at the time,>> Read More

Video Surveillance

Big Brother Is Watching: Video Surveillance and Workers’ Compensation

If you are injured while performing the duties of your job in the state of Illinois, you may be entitled to receive benefits through the workers’ compensation system. These benefits usually take the form of medical treatment for your injuries, a portion of your average weekly salary (typically two-thirds) while you recover, and a settlement>> Read More