Police officer in Jerseyville critically injured, burglary suspect killed in shootout | Law and order | stltoday.com

Injured Jerseyville officer is former St. Louis police officer.

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In Illinois, Police Officers injured on the job are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. This includes payment of medical expenses, off work pay at the rate of 66 percent of the weekly rate, and payment for the value of the injury based on a certain number of weeks per body part. Illinois does not have a schedule based on the type of injury. Each injury must be determined on its own with negotiation between the insurance company and the injured worker. Assaults against officers are included in work comp claims.

Social Security News: Why So Many No-Shows?

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I have noticed a more no shows in the hearing offices I frequent. People often do not understand that a lawyer only gets paid if you win your disability case. No reason to go in front of a judge by yourself. Make sure to talk with an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer.

 

62-year-old man dies after Bedford Park crash | Chicago Sun-Times

A 62-year-old man died Tuesday following a crash in southwest suburban Bedford Park.

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Strange sounding accident. Family of person killed in such an accident may sue the driver of the vehicle if it can be proven that the driver was reckless or did not take into account proper safety precautions.

One family. Four generations of disability benefits. Will it continue?The number of homes with multiple recipients has risen, especially among the poor. | The Washington Post

A family on the fringes prays for the ‘right diagnoses.’

Source: One family. Four generations of disability benefits. Will it continue?The number of homes with multiple recipients has risen, especially among the poor. | The Washington Post

Points to the nature of heredity in mental illness. Also when you look a map of disability across the United States there are concentrated regions. Lower educated who work in manual labor jobs will become disabled at a higher rate as they age.

Woman suing CTA says she was hit by bus in Loop | Chicago Sun-Times

A woman hit by a Chicago Transit Authority bus in January as she crossed a street in the Loop is suing the driver and the transit agency.

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You must prove the bus driver was driving negligently to recover. You must also prove damages. Usually this means that you suffered injuries to your body and required medical treatment and continue to have pain or limitations as a result.