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What steps should I take immediately after a car accident?

November 12, 2022

Motor Vehicle Accidents

In the moments following a collision between your vehicle and another, you may initially panic. Whether you are dealing with a frantic driver or a car that is blocking traffic, there are specific steps that can help you stay focused during this chaotic time. Talk to anyone involved According to the AARP, leaving the scene […]

3 causes of forklift accidents that can result in injuries

August 27, 2022

Workers' Compensation

Forklifts are vital equipment in the warehouse, construction and manufacturing industries. From loading trucks to lifting heavy equipment, forklifts make workers and businesses more productive. However, according to the National Safety Council, forklift accidents accounted for over 7000 non-fatal workplace injuries in 2020. All employees that work around forklifts should know the common types of […]

Celebrating our 60th anniversary

June 23, 2022

Firm News

Goldfine & Bowles is proud to commemorate 60 years since our founding. We have spent six decades anniversary representing central Illinois residents to resolve complex and often life-changing legal problems. For six decades, we have helped residents of Peoria, Bloomington, Galesburg, and other local communities recover hundreds of millions in losses and damages. Individualized service […]

Summer driving is more fatal than winter driving

May 25, 2022

Auto Accidents

Illinois winters are notorious for hazardous conditions for drivers. What you might not realize, however, is that summer is the most dangerous time to drive. According to Money Geek, July and August consistently produce the most fatal accidents every year. Most drivers are aware of winter prep for their vehicles. Unfortunately, many Illinois drivers neglect […]

The many hazards faced by health care workers

April 26, 2022

Workers' Compensation

The health care industry has a strong presence in the Peoria area, providing jobs for hundreds of workers while treating patients and saving lives every day. But health care workers face unique job hazards that can put them out of work for weeks or months. Workers in the health care industry have some of the […]

Do you know what causes the most crashes on Illinois roads?

February 25, 2022

Motor Vehicle Accidents

With the large-scale rollout of vehicle safety measures, you would think that car crashes would decline However, even the smartest of cars cannot predict what drivers will do behind the wheel. The Illinois Department of Transportation tabulated just under 300,000 crashes in 2019. Out of those, about 930 resulted in fatalities. Discover some of the […]

What are the most dangerous jobs in Illinois?

February 22, 2022

Workers' Compensation

What are the most dangerous jobs in Illinois? Nearly every occupation contains some level of risk for injury while on the job. Unfortunately, workers in some occupations are more at risk for serious injuries and deadly conditions. From heavy industry to workers in dangerous environments, some Illinois jobs put their dedicated workers at risk. Workers […]

What kind of damages do you deserve for your car accident?

December 17, 2021

Car Accidents

When someone’s reckless or negligent driving causes you to suffer serious injuries, you may not be aware of how costly the consequences can be. The cost of medical expenses alone can be several thousand dollars, and other costs can leave you with debts you can never pay off. The compensation you earn from your accident is supposed […]

Public safety workers confronted by certain overlooked injuries

December 3, 2021

Workers' Compensation

Every day, public safety workers face new and different risks. Some may prove injurious and others even fatal. Firefighters, paramedics, law enforcement officers and prison guards know this and understand that they must take extra precautions. Sometimes, the public may take these workers for granted. And they may even overlook some of the injuries that […]

Which repetitive stress injuries may qualify for workers’ comp?

November 21, 2021

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Workers' Compensation

Repetitive stress injuries develop over time from performing the same motions. Under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, an inability to perform your job duties because of repetitive trauma may qualify for benefits. Carpal tunnel syndrome, for example, can become severely disabling. As explained by WebMD, the condition results from pressure placed on the median nerve, […]