Workers' Compensation & Personal Injury Answers

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Injured at work or in an accident? There are dozens of questions that you’ll immediately have, like who’s responsible? Do I need an attorney? Will I get a settlement? Find answers to all of these and more in the Minkow Domin blog on workers’ compensation and personal injuries.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIMS HARDER TO WIN

According to records kept by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Illinois workers experienced more than 150,000 occupational injuries and diseases in 2012. Many injured employees choose to file a workers’ compensation claim to recover medical expenses and lost wages...

DOES MEDIA COVERAGE HELP PREVENT OR PROMOTE BULLYING?

Bullying is a serious problem in Illinois and throughout the rest of the country. According to data collected in 2010 and 2011 by the National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics, 28 percent of children in grades six through twelve have...

WORKPLACE BULLYING REPORT: 20 PERCENT QUIT THEIR JOBS OVER IT

Bullying isn’t just an issue that plagues the classrooms and playgrounds in Illinois, it is also a widespread problem in the workplace that causes many victims of bullying to leave their jobs. According to a recent study released by CareerBuilder, nearly a...

CANCER VICTIMS FACE A NUMBER OF CHALLENGES

The prospect of developing some form of cancer is a source of dread for most people. In addition to the threat to life itself and other possible effects on physical and emotional well-being, concerns over the financial cost of treatment are prominent. Fortunately,...

WHEN DOES HUMILIATION CROSS THE LINE INTO BULLYING?

Bullying and humiliation, while they are two separate issues, are often confused as the same thing. By definition, bullying is unwanted or aggressive behavior amongst school children in Illinois that is repeated or has the potential to become consistent over...

STUDENTS OFTEN BRING WEAPONS TO SCHOOL AS PROTECTION FROM BULLIES

Bullied children in Illinois are often caused severe psychological and emotional harm by their perpetrators. When children can no longer handle the actions by the school bullies, some resort to bringing weapons to school and lashing out against those who have...

SHOULD KIDS BE ARRESTED FOR BULLYING?

There are many ways for those bullying others in Illinois to be punished. However, some of the consequences for bullying other students are more drastic and may be more effective to end the school bullying situation. For example, according to Eyewitness News...

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WORKPLACE BULLY AND AN INTIMIDATING WORKER?

Workplace bullying and intimidation are two separate issues that are often confused as the same thing. Before taking action against a bully in the workplace, employees in Illinois should consider if their perpetrator’s actions are actually bullying or if...

4 THINGS YOU SHOULDN’T FORGET ON YOUR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPLICATION

Workers in Illinois who sustain injuries during the course of employment are entitled to workers’ compensation under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Diseases Act. Due to the potentially large sums associated with compensating lost wages and medical...

GIRLS CAN BE BULLIES TOO

Although bullying in Illinois is often associated with the physical harassment and power play that is common among males, females also bully one another. Indeed, bullying may occur as frequently among teenage girls as it does among teenage boys. The difference lies in...

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STUDY: BULLYING CONNECTED TO INFLAMMATORY DISEASES

Children who are regularly harassed by bullies may experience depression, anxiety, loss of interest in activities they enjoy and decreased academic achievement. However, new research suggests that children who have been bullied are also at a higher risk for...

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WHY DO SOME PEOPLE BECOME BULLIES?

WHY DO SOME PEOPLE BECOME BULLIES?

Bullying can either be verbal or physical. For example, a person may be the victim of verbal bullying if another person uses a condescending tone of voice and resorts to constant teasing or threats. Although many believe that bullying is a problem that exists only in...

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FLIGHT ATTENDANTS AND TURBULENCE INJURIES

FLIGHT ATTENDANTS AND TURBULENCE INJURIES

The primary motive for the presence of flight attendants on commercial airlines flying out of Chicago and elsewhere is safety. The U.S Federal Aviation Administration enforces this requirement. Consequently, after pilots notify flight attendants of impending...

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IS CONFRONTATION EFFECTIVE WITH BULLIES?

Although it often comes across as a very straightforward matter in films and popular literature, bullying can be one of the most difficult issues facing young people at school. Roughly 70 percent of today’s students feel that bullying is a problem at their...

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NAME-CALLING AND SPOKEN WORDS CAN HURT

It doesn’t always take a physical blow to make a scar. Verbal insults can have just as powerful an impact as any physical abuse, although the injury may be less easy to observe. In fact, even harassment that involves no actual physical injury can cause...

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