Illinois Work Comp and Covid-19

On October 25, 2020

ILLINOIS WORK COMP UPDATE CONCERNING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Effective April 13, 2020, Illinois changed the law to protect our first responders, healthcare workers and other front line employees that are saving lives, giving aid and keep our families and businesses in supply of their essential needs. If you work in one […] Read More

Driver’s License Suspended or Revoked? We Do That Too

On March 17, 2017

In the last several years, a number of changes have taken place in the law. These changes have produced a variety of reasons your driving privileges can be suspended or revoked, including tougher drinking and driving laws. You may be eligible for a temporary “hardship permit,” which would allow you […] Read More

Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. Proud to Announce James Ruppert as New Partner

On March 16, 2017

Our law firm is now going on its 67th year of practice in Illinois, and we are proud to announce that James Ruppert has been made a partner. His practice concentrates in personal injury and workers’ compensation, and he regularly sees clients in Mt. Vernon, Benton, Marion, Effingham, Mt. Carmel, Olney, Vandalia, […] Read More

Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. Welcomes Attorney Shane Carnine

On March 15, 2017

We are happy to announce that Shane Carnine has joined the firm. He brings valuable expertise to Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. as a past special assistant attorney general and former trial lawyer for the defense bar. His 15 years of experience will be put to good use fighting for the […] Read More

Attorney Josh Humbrecht Featured in Leading Lawyers Magazine

On March 14, 2017

Partner Josh Humbrecht was recently featured in Leading Lawyers magazine as an Emerging Lawyer. As the youngest of four siblings, Josh Humbrecht had to learn how to defend himself early in life. Josh is quoted in the article as saying that he loves the plaintiff’s side of personal injury, as […] Read More

Nobody Likes Trial Lawyers (Until They Need One)

On December 3, 2016

Nobody likes trial lawyers until they need one. Then, we become weapons. Business people sometimes joke with each other, saying, “My lawyer can beat your lawyer.” It might be funny but it’s no joke. In the general public’s view, we are the weapons of the ruling class. Weapons with which […] Read More

Top Ten OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety

On December 2, 2016

  Fall Protection Hazard communication Scaffolds Respiratory protection Lockout/tagout Powered industrial trucks Ladders Machine guarding Electrical wiring Electrical, general requirements Georgia textile, plastic recycler faces nearly $318K in fines after continuing to expose workers to serious hazards Acting on a complaint, OSHA inspected Columbia Recycling Corp.’s plant in Dalton, Ga., […] Read More

Many Nursing Homes Continue to Strip New Residents of their Right to a Day in Court

On December 1, 2016

This past Fall, 2016, the federal centers for Medicare & Medicaid services (CMS) issued a new rule that would prevent most nursing homes and other long-term care facilities from using forced arbitration to strip new residents of their right, to file lawsuits against these companies. The industry soon “fired back” […] Read More

Should I Have My Home Evaluated for the Risk of Falls? Is It Really Worthwhile?

On November 28, 2016

There’s strong evidence that having your home assessed and improved for fall safety by an occupational therapist or other specialist, even a trial lawyer in the tort premises liability, can be an effective part of reducing your fall risk. Often, there are hazards in your home that can easily trip […] Read More

Watch Out on the Roadways: Traffic fatalities Are Again on the Rise!

On August 31, 2016

Deaths increased nationwide 8 per cent last year- the largest year-to-year increase in a half-century. For the first six months of 2016, driving fatalities are up 9 per cent over the same period last year, the National Safety Council recently reported. The National Safety Council blames in part the new […] Read More