Folks, many people do not realize that there is significant legal help available for those who cannot afford a lawyer. These pro bono services may be offered for free, or at low cost, to you if you qualify. Some of the clinics that offer these services may ask you to undergo a quick financial analysis first to see if you are eligible under their guidelines. Many of them provide general legal services but many can be specific to certain problems that may arise in your life.
In Illinois, if you are injured in a work accident, you can check and see if your employer has workers’ compensation insurance by going to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (“Commission”) website here. If you do find out that your employer does not have insurance, the law may allow you to sue your employer directly in court on a negligence case and ask for damages such as pain and suffering.
Good afternoon folks. Happy Halloween. This is the haunted season, the time where witches and warlocks are all around us. This can be a fun time for young and old. I enjoy Halloween like the best of them. Always have, always will. Halloween is a time where people can throw their cares to the wind, dress up and pretend for a moment in time to be something they are not-a witch, a superhero, an actor…the list is endless. This is all harmless, good fun.
However, are these witches and warlocks in our presence during the rest of the year? Are we being tricked when all we wanted was to be treated in a fair manner? Forgive the pun. However, I digress about a serious topic.
Folks, I will admit it has been awhile since I have posted in the blogosphere. Well, I am back. However, I am asking you for a favor this time. As you know, in the past I have written on several topics such as Can I be fired for filing an IL work comp claim? Or, How Do I Get My Settlement Check Faster?
We attorneys can talk and write all day…and in many cases…we do. Just ask my friends and family-they will tell you. But that does not tell me the legal topics that most interest you. Well, I am reaching out today to find out this information. I write this blog because I want to impart some knowledge to you.