Daily Archives: July 1, 2014

In a car accident? 7 things to bring when you first meet your lawyer

First, we hope you’re not seriously injured. If you’re not injured then you probably don’t need a lawyer, assuming your car is being properly repaired. But if you are injured and you want to see a lawyer then try to … Continue reading

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Winning Your Case or Settling Your Claim Come Down to a Little TLC

Every case has complications. Every client has a unique story. Every car accident case involves physics, applied forces and issues of fault. Medical malpractice cases are so difficult that the doctors win 90% of the time. But for the client, … Continue reading

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Commission Rules in Favor of Employee on Appeal of Carpal Tunnel Case!!

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission recently awarded our client benefits in a disputed carpal tunnel case. The Commission held that the Arbitrator wrongly denied benefits to our client. After the reversal, the employer immediately asked if we wanted to settle … Continue reading

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Keith Short Settles Work Comp Claim for $285,000

In a hard fought claim, we were able to secure a settlement for a disabled laborer. The case literally settled moments before the parties were set to start the trial. Our client received $175,000.00 tax free in a lump sum … Continue reading

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Law Office of Keith Short Gets Big Win!

In a recent trial in one of our workers compensation cases, we won a wage differential verdict for our client. This means that the client gets back wages and future wages paid until he dies. He is also awarded past … Continue reading

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In Workplace Injury System, Ill Will on All Sides

This article discusses the pros and cons of a reward system that pays for every week there are no reported work site injuries. For most workers the cons outweigh the pros. These systems might encourage a culture of “take one … Continue reading

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Paralegal-Supermodel!

Samantha, one of the firm’s paralegal (and Keith Short’s daughter) recently appeared with boyfriend, Daniel, and George the Dog on Total Hockey’s website. Two years ago Samantha and Daniel were spotted, and highlighted, during a St. Louis Cards’ game in … Continue reading

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The Last Act Necessary

One of the clever (though immoral) defenses being used by employers now days is to set up a small office in an employer friendly state and then claim that approval of the employees hiring comes from that office. The call … Continue reading

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10 Horrible Cases of Medical Malpractice

Ten reasons why it is very important to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side! http://listverse.com/2013/05/29/10-horrible-cases-of-medical-malpractice/

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Column: Workers’ comp changes should protect employees

“The purpose of the workers’ compensation system is to protect employees from paying the price for doing their job. We should always strive to reduce the cost of the workers’ compensation system by eliminating program inefficiencies and improving worker safety. … Continue reading

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