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You expect to be safe when you go to a public venue. If you have been injured from a slip and fall at a bar, restaurant, shopping mall or hotel you can hold the proprietors accountable if they did not take proper steps to prevent the accident. To do so, you must act quickly and decisively after the accident.

Here are some of the steps you should take after a slip-and-fall accident:
1. Seek medical attention from the hospital or your doctor
If you are seriously injured, call an ambulance. It is important to be examined by a medical professional to ensure you receive proper treatment for your injuries.

2. Report your injury
Inform the manager on duty that you have been injured. You should also ensure that the accident is accurately documented and that you receive a copy of this report.

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Woodruff Johnson & Evans Sponsored Scholarships for 2021

The personal injury attorneys at Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices have dedicated their lives to helping injured Illinoisans throughout the state. More than this, we strive to give back to our community whenever we can. Our attorneys and staff regularly take part in various charitable events in Aurora, Champaign, Chicago, and the surrounding areas. We also consistently donate our time, money, and efforts to organizations and charities that provide for those in need in our community. Additionally, as part of our efforts to give back, we are proud to offer a number ofscholarships. We strongly believe in the value of a solid education and in helping the next generation obtain this education. In fact, many of our attorneys lead classes, seminars, and make presentations on a variety of topics, including work-related injuries, workers' compensation law updates, workers' rights, trial advocacy, and more.

WOODRUFF JOHNSON & EVANS $1,000 LAW STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP Joint venture with DuPage Bar Foundation

The Woodruff Johnson & Evans $1,000 Law Student Scholarship in conjunction with the DuPage Bar Foundation is tentatively scheduled to be awarded on April 15, 2021 in Wheaton. General eligibility requirements include: must have completed one full year (24 hours) of law school by the interview date on March 27, 2021; must reside in or have established connections to DuPage County; and must demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is a joint venture between the foundation and the law firm.

Click Here for the 2021 Woodruff Johnson & Evans $1,000 Law Student Scholarship Application. Deadline March 15, 2021

The 4th Annual BURROUGHS EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP: $2,500 FOR COLLEGE Opportunities For College-Bound Seniors

As part of this commitment to our communities, we proudly sponsor the Burroughs Education Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is available for college bound seniors with a parent or legal guardian who is a school employee. The Burroughs Education Scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Stacy Burroughs. Before retirement,Dr. Burroughs dedicated his career to training, representing and advocating for school employees. This scholarship recognizes the dedication and hard work of school employees by assisting their children in their educational pursuits. Applicants of the 2021 Burroughs Education Scholarship must meet the following requirements:
  • Be a graduating high school senior heading to college.
  • Have at least one parent or legal guardian who is a school employee.
The scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement, career goals, and character.

Application deadline is January 31, 2021. Apply Now!

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Good Laywers. Good Reviews.

Attorney Leandro Alhambra Reviews, Representing Woodruff Johnson & Evans with Dignity and Class.

Law firms, big and small, understand the importance of referrals and positive word-of-mouth marketing. They spend a significant portion of their marketing budget trying to obtain positive client reviews to compete for business. Social media and review sites like Facebook and Google Reviews allow law firm clients to leave reviews, which provide prospective clients insight to the type of representation and service they can expect. Does the attorney return phone calls timely? Is he/she attentive? Professional? A good communicator? This is valuable information to have when choosing legal representation.

Recently, Attorney Leandro Alhambra, in one day received not one, but two glowing reviews from two separate clients, on two separate media outlets!!We are proud that Lee's clients recognize the compassion, personalized guidance, and dedicated representation that he provides. Lee's clients wrote:

Attorney Leandro Alhambra Reviews: Good Lawyers. Good Reviews.

“Very professional, detailed and courteous. My case was handled with ease and I'm very grateful! Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices will represent you well and fight for you. Leandro Alhambra is a lawyer I would highly recommend. ”– Dylan C.

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Repetitive Elbow Injuries or Common Overuse Elbow Injuries and Workers' Compensation

A work injury is not always caused by acute trauma. In many cases, work injuries occur over time from repetitive use or repetitive motion. Individuals who perform jobs that require repetitive lifting, and/or gripping/grasping such as –painters, plumbers, carpenters, butchers, cooks, mechanics, etc., are at an increased risk of developing repetitive elbow injuries such as lateral and medial epicondylitis. Moreover, these elbow conditions can also develop from repetitive movements involving prolonged extension of the wrist or hand, such as repetitive use of a keyboard and mouse.

Lateral Epicondylitis – Tennis Elbow

Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) is aninflammationof the tendon located on the outside of the elbow connecting the elbow joint to the forearm muscles that extend the wrist and fingers. Overuse of this muscle and joint from repetitive typing, lifting, or gripping/grasping, can cause irritation and inflammation of the elbow tendons. Symptoms of lateral epicondylitis usually worsen gradually.common symptoms include soreness, tenderness, weakness, swelling, and pain radiating to the forearm. Individuals with tennis elbow also experience reduced grip strength and pain when gripping or grasping. Because tennis elbow paintends to flare up during repetitive arm, wrist, and elbow work, you may notice it hurts if you do lots of heavy lifting.

Medial Epicondylitis – Golfer's Elbow

Medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow) is a condition in which the bony bump at the inside of the elbow is painful and tender. The pain of golfer's elbow may appear suddenly or gradually. Symptoms of golfer's elbow includepain, swelling, stiffness and/or tenderness, weakness in the hands and wrists, and numbness or tingling that radiates into one or more fingers. Overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm and elbow are common causes of medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow). Repetitive activities such as, shoveling, chopping, use of tools that require forceful gripping (i.e. hammer, wrench, screwdriver) andheavy lifting can cause medial epicondylitis. Work injuries due to repetitive trauma are almost always denied by workers' comp insurance providers. That is why it is important to retain an experienced workers' compensation attorney to fight for the maximum amount of workers' compensation benefits that you are entitled to under Illinois law. If you are denied workers' compensation benefits for any reason, it is important that you retain an experienced and knowledgeable Illinois workers' comp attorney who will aggressively fight for your benefits.Contact the attorneys at Woodruff Johnson & Evans. We work hard for hard-working people.

The state of Illinois is a no-fault state when it comes to workers' compensation law. Therefore every employee that sustains injuries at the workplace within Illinois is entitled to compensation. However, for an order for compensation to be entered, the injured employee must prove that the injury was sustained at the workplace while engaged in their lawfully allocated duties. Our workers' compensation attorney champaign IL from Woodruff Johnson & Evans understands the repercussions that work injuries can cause, including rendering one unable to work. Hence, working with a workers comp lawyer champaign IL gives you a chance to get the right advice and subsequently guide you on proving that the injuries arose from your workplace.

How much is workers' compensation worth in Illinois?

It is a legal requirement that every employer in Illinois carries workers' compensation insurance. Through the insurance coverage, injured employees can receive compensation to cater for any damages resulting from the injury. Further, various factors determine the amount of benefits an injured employee is entitled to. The severity of the injury, the injured body part of the employee, and recovery time are factors that will be considered before benefits are given to the employee. Generally, the compensation received varies from one case to another; therefore, to maximize your benefits, it is crucial to consult with our workers' compensation lawyer champaign IL, for insights on how benefits are calculated in Illinois.

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