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Chicago Legal Blog

Are Truck Drivers Employees Or Independent Contractors?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Nov 13, 2018   |  Firm News

Most long-haul truck drivers are assumed to be independent contractors – but are they? If you’re a trucker, ask yourself these questions: Who decides when you work? Who decides the route you take? Who decides where you get gas? Who owns the cab? The trailer? Whose logo is on the cab? The trailer? Do you […]

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Solutions For Spanish-Speaking Clients Don’t Come By Accident

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Nov 03, 2018   |  Firm News

At Gordon Law Offices, we provide a staff fluent in Spanish to help members of the Hispanic community who have recently been injured. Accidents and injuries are already frustrating enough. We believe that adding a language barrier just adds another layer of trauma for our client. If you or a loved one has been involved […]

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Q: “How Long Does A Professional Athlete Have To File A Workers’ Claim In Illinois?”

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Oct 30, 2018   |  Firm News

A: In Illinois, there is a three-year statute of limitations for an employee to file a workers’ compensation claim against his or her employer. This applies equally to athletes injured in the NFL, NHL, AHL, NBA, WNBA, MLB and MLS. If you are a professional athlete who has been injured within the last three years, […]

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How Gordon Law Puts Its Nationwide Connections To Work

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Oct 15, 2018   |  Firm News

What happens when injuries occur outside of Illinois? At Gordon Law Offices, we know that having strong relationships with attorneys in every major city in the country can be essential to ensure that your potential case moves along efficiently, whether the accident occurred in Illinois or not. For example, we recently took on a case […]

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Beyond Workers’ Comp: How Machine Accidents Can Raise Additional Liability Questions

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Sep 06, 2018   |  Firm News

When a personal injury occurs in an industrial setting, it may lead to more than just a workers’ compensation claim. Case in point: Take the example of a recent claim by a worker who lost his hand in a horrible accident with a notching machine that had a hydraulic blade. The machine itself had very […]

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Injured And The Next Best Job Pays Much Less – What Now?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Sep 02, 2018   |  Firm News

You’re a union plumber who has been on the job for 30 years making a solid hourly wage. Life is good and retirement seems to be on the horizon in another 10 years or so. That’s when the completely unexpected happens – you have an accident on the job that causes a devastating injury to […]

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The Smartest Tool To Help Protect Ride-Sharing Drivers In An Accident

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Aug 27, 2018   |  Firm News

“I drive for a ride sharing company, so I’m on the road all the time. How do I limit my liability to frivolous lawsuits?” More people are on the road than ever as ride-sharing drivers supporting their income. With more drivers inevitably come – you guessed it – more accidents. While some assume that ride-share […]

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How A GoPro Cam Could Be Your Best Friend During An Accident

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Aug 12, 2018   |  Firm News

When you’re in an accident, there can be a lot of ensuing “he said, she said” between you and the other driver if there isn’t readily available camera footage. Fortunately, rather than relying on someone else’s camera capturing the event and hoping for the best, take the initiative and get your own dashboard camera in […]

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9 Questions To Ask When You’re Injured In An Accident

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Aug 01, 2018   |  Firm News

In the moment you’re in an accident, your mind is racing. After all, it’s an incredibly traumatic event and thinking rationally isn’t something that comes natural. However, knowing what questions to ask – and get answered – when you’re injured in an accident can be absolutely vital to your potential case. Timing is everything. Don’t […]

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Pro Athletes Should Watch For Insurance Companies Claiming “Cumulative Trauma”

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Apr 20, 2018   |  Firm News

Practically every professional athlete is likely to suffer some cumulative wear and tear to their bodies over the course of a playing career. However, some disability insurance policies may use that cumulative trauma as a basis to deny disability benefits when a serious injury ends a player’s career. Gordon Law Offices recently litigated a claim […]

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