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Monthly Archives: September 2019

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When Emotional Stress Becomes an Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Harvey L. Walner |

Injuries or illnesses sustained while on the job are covered by workers’ compensation. To be sure, both physical and emotional trauma are eligible for benefits. It is more common for emotional stressors to be caused by physical injuries. With this in mind, what happens when your standalone injuries are purely mental and emotional? Your… Read More »

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3 Types of Non-Economic Damages of an Illinois Personal Injury Lawsuit

By Harvey L. Walner |

St. Clair County jurors recently awarded George Buchanan $7.15 million on May 9, 2019. Mr. Buchanan was significantly injured and disfigured after a head-on collision with a school bus that crossed the double-yellow line in the road. Of the amount he received, his Illinois personal injury lawyers won $6 million dollars for non-financial reasons… Read More »

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Differences Between Wrongful Death and Survival Action Damages

By Harvey L. Walner |

One of the biggest issues in a wrongful death lawsuit is related specifically to the types of compensation to the decedent’s estate or beneficiaries. The “legalese” term for monetary awards in a lawsuit are known as damages. Damages awarded in a wrongful death action are directly related to the death of your loved one…. Read More »

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Proving Your Food Poisoning Lawsuit in Illinois

By Harvey L. Walner |

Spending the night out at a restaurant is a great way to unwind with loved ones and friends. However, the night can quickly change if you have been served contaminated food. Symptoms of food poisoning appear within 24 hours. They can become so severe that it can lead to a point of debilitation. After… Read More »

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