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Why is medical malpractice so hard to prove?

Why is medical malpractice so hard to prove?

Making a medical malpractice claim is not easy—you or a loved one has already suffered illness or injury, then suffered from a misdiagnosis, lack of treatment, or improper treatment. Then you have to realize that this negligence has happened, determine...

What does statute of repose mean in medical malpractice cases?

What does statute of repose mean in medical malpractice cases?

Malpractice laws vary from state to state, so when filing or considering filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, it’s crucial to know the laws and limitations in your state. But there is a lot of confusing terminology and legalese involved, and it can be...

How workers compensation is different for small businesses

How workers compensation is different for small businesses

Running your own business presents a lot of unique challenges, and you have to wear a lot of different hats: President, HR, Billing, Reception, and Janitor. You’re also the person in charge of legal compliance and insurance, and that can be confusing and...

Frequent Questions.
What should I do when I get injured during work?
Illinois law requires that the injured worker report the injury to his employer. You should tell your supervisor or any other person in charge where you have been injured in your body and how the accident occurred. The Workers Compensation Act says that an employee has forty-five (45) days to deliver notes about the accident at work, whether oral or written. That said, the forty-five day period may or may not apply depending on the facts of your accident.

The injured worker must also take photos and videos of the accident location (if possible) to document the injury. The worker should also seek medical attention immediately and tell medical professionals that the injuries were during work. It is important for the injured worker to specify specific details about where and how the accident occurred and say that it was during the job.

Without Green Card, can you help me?
All people working in the state of Illinois have the same rights under Illinois law, whether it is a work injury, car accident, slip and fall, construction accident or other personal injury. You have the right to recover benefits or damages regardless of your immigration status. In fact, the Illinois Supreme Court has declared that an employer cannot deny the benefits of workers’ compensation for their undocumented status. Other cases extend protection to claims for car accidents. You should never be afraid to talk to a lawyer about your immigration status. The Epstein law firm specializes in working with undocumented immigrants and we welcome you to contact our office and speak with us privately. We would never disclose your immigration status to any person or entity without your consent and we always keep your personal information in strict privacy, whether you decide to hire our services or seek a different lawyer.
They speak Spanish?

Many of our clients only speak Spanish. Each of our employees speaks, reads and writes Spanish. Jack Epstein, our lead lawyer also speaks Spanish. This is a great advantage since you can speak directly with your lawyer without the need for a translator.

The lawyers in the Epstein office are available to speak with you in Spanish or English. We have appointments in the afternoon or evening and the first consultation is free.

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