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Common Myths About Personal Injury Claims

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Common Myths About Personal Injury Claims


Common Myths About Personal Injury Claims. At Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C., we've heard many misconceptions about personal injury claims over the years. These myths can prevent individuals from seeking the justice and compensation they deserve. In this blog, we aim to debunk some of the most common myths about personal injury claims and provide clarity on wha …

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Illinois Workers Comp and Covid-19

Category: Workers' Comp Cases

Illinois Workers Comp and Covid-19


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 of the followi …

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

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


Mark D. Hassakis helps clients get their driver’s license reinstated. 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,” w …

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

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


Hassakis & Hassakis Proud to Announce James Ruppert as New Partner 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, Effing …

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

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


Hassakis & Hassakis Welcomes Attorney Shane Carnine 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 rights of thos …

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Attorney Josh Humbrecht Featured in Leading Lawyers Magazine

Category: Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers

Attorney Josh Humbrecht Featured in Leading Lawyers Magazine


Attorney Josh Humbrecht Featured in Leading Lawyers Magazine 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 …

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Nobody Likes Trial Lawyers (Until They Need One)

Category: Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers

Nobody Likes Trial Lawyers (Until They Need One)


Nobody Likes Trial Lawyers (Until They Need One) 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 to devasta …

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

Category: Work Injuries

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


  Top 10 OSHA Citation of 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 …

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

Category: Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits

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


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

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

Category: Slip & Falls

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


Should I Have My Home Checked for Fall Risks? 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 you up th …

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