Sheriff’s office: Athens woman uses social media while brandishing gun

With two young children in her car, an Athens woman recorded herself on social media brandishing a gun and making threats as she followed another woman Sunday, according to the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office.Brooke M. Tapscott, 24, was booked into the Sangamon County Jail on possible charges of unlawful possession of a weapon, aggravated assault and possession of a controlled substance.The latter charge was because deputies discovered a pill bottle that Tapscott did not have a

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Perfect example of what not to do.

Whether you have a criminal case, work injury, motor vehicle injury case, or social security disability claim make sure that you do not do stupid things on social media. This can and will be used against you to attack your claim. The result will be dismissal of your case or seriously diminished damages as a result.

Death by Forklift is Really the PITs — Occupational Health & Safety

Source: Death by Forklift is Really the PITs — Occupational Health & Safety

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OSHA safety tips. You do not want to have to see an Illinois Workers’ Compensation attorney because it means you were injured. You especially do not want to have your family see a work comp lawyer.

LeRoy officer injured while making arrest | Local Crime & Courts | pantagraph.com

LEROY — A LeRoy police officer was injured while arresting a Nebraska man on multiple charges late Sunday night.

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An officer injured in the course of performing his duties is entitled to Illinois Workers’ Compensation benefits. It does not matter that the person who the officer arrested intentionally caused his injuries. The officer will be provided paid medical benefits, off work pay, and a settlement for the value of his injuries.

Top Thing to Do When You are Injured

The first thing you should do when you are injured, whether it be at work or in a vehicle collision, is to report it to your work or the police.

Documentation is very important in work injury or motor vehicle accident cases.

You must be able to prove all aspects of your case from accident to medical treatment and lost wages.

Going to the emergency room or the doctor immediately will also prevent any defense that you were injured elsewhere or that the injuries were not severe.

Make sure that you tell emergency personnel and medical personnel how the accident happened and about all your injuries.

Make sure that you keep all your doctor appointments, follow all doctor treatment recommendations, and keep going to the doctor until all your injuries are healed.

Ask the doctor to document any final and permanent restrictions.

Ask your human resources department to keep track of all lost time from work.

The purpose is to document the accident, the injuries related to the accident, and what treatment was reasonable and necessary to address your injuries.

This will help you obtain full value for your injuries.

Questions about your work injury or motor vehicle collision claim? Feel free to contact Illinois injury lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Social Security disability backlog tops 1 million; thousands die on waitlist – The Denver Post

More than 1 million Americans await a hearing to see whether they qualify for disability benefits from Social Security, with the average wait nearly two years — longer than some of them will …

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Horrible situation. It is overwhelming to have to wait for over 2 years to get a decision in your disability case. If you cannot work, then what are you supposed to do?