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Steps to take if you think conditions at your workplace pose a hazard to your health or safety.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (the OSH Act) and similar state laws spell out your rights in the event of a workplace hazard. How to deal with the unsafe condition depends on how immediate and serious the danger is.

If You Are in Imminent Danger

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Dealing With Unsafe Conditions Steps to take if you think conditions at your workplace pose a hazard to your health or safety.

Elder Abuse – Possible Indicators of Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation The following descriptions are not necessarily proof of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. But they may be clues that a problem exists, and that a report needs to be made to law enforcement or Adult Protective Services.

Health and Safety FAQ

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Police Officer making a DUI arrest suffered fractures to his ankle as a result of victim falling on him; $95,000.00;

Roselle, IL woman whose kidneys failed because her doctor who prescribed lithium and failed to monitor kidney functions; $3,215,000.00;

Wheeling, IL girl fell at a Mount Prospect, IL fast food restaurant and sustained an epidural hematoma; $105,000.00;

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Your attorney has a responsibility to fulfill his or her legal obligation to you by providing competent legal representation and advice. When your lawyer acts negligently while attempting to fulfill these obligations to you and your legal case suffers as a result, you could have grounds to file a legal malpractice claim against him or her.

Unless you yourself are an attorney, it can be very difficult for you to prove that you have been the victim of legal malpractice. Attorney Joseph Klest is a personal injury attorney in the Chicago area that has a thorough understanding of the ethics and responsibilities of attorneys in all areas of law. He can determine whether your lawyer’s actions (or inaction) caused you injury by damaging your case, and he can file a legal malpractice claim or lawsuit on your behalf.

Breach of Fiduciary Duty It is a lawyer’s fiduciary duty to offer clients proper advice and representation at a reasonable cost. Your attorney should not only advise you of your legal options, but he or she needs to inform you of what the potential outcomes and consequences might be if you choose one option over the other. A lawyer also has to handle your case in a way that doesn’t cause measurable damage.