Working In Chicago: Opportunities and Dangers
The good news is that there employment growth in Chicago, although only .9% across the board as of November 2012 over the past year. Chicago is fairing better in some areas than the national average and suffering in others. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Chicago had growth above the national average in three areas, the professional and business sector, manufacturing and leisure/hospitality. Chicago is located along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan in Cook County, IL.
With a high number of manufacturing jobs in the city, which is typically high in work related injuries and fatalities; it is not a surprise that Chicago has high numbers of work injuries. Chicago is the third largest city in the U.S. and was fourth in the country for occupational deaths in 2011. There were 97 work related fatalities, only surpassed by New York, LA and Houston.
Commuting Into and Out Of Chicago: Lots of time spent on the roads and in traffic
Chicago is a busy city and a transportation hub for the Midwest. There are two airports, railroad lines, water transportation and several interstate highways all bringing people in and out of the city everyday. In 2011, Cook County had over 133,000 vehicle accidents while commuters and cargo trucks all vied for space on the surrounding streets and highways of the city.
Auto accidents take close to 1,000 lives a year in Illinois. In 2011, there were 927 auto crash fatalities, with 2012 looking to possibly beat that number. In the first seven months of 2012, there were 559 automobile deaths, up from 478 in the same period in 2011. In Cook County, there were 153 in the same period, 28% of the total for the state.
Courthouses in Cook County, IL for personal injury and civil disputes
When civil disputes arise or a person in charged with a criminal offense, the matters are typically resolved in court where the matter is decided by a judge or jury. Depending on the appropiate jurisdiction, the matter may be decided in Federal or State Court. The Federal Court located in downtown Chicago is the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois located at: Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse, 219 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60604 Tel.No.: (312) 435-5670.
In 1964 the Illinois Constitution was amended to create a more organized court system to serve the people of Chicago and the greater Cook County area. The constitutional amendment effectively merged a fragmented court system with overlapping court houses into a more unified system. Boasting the largest court system, not just in the United States– but the entire world– the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois serves more than five million people living in metropolitan Chicago and 126 suburbs. Every year, more than 1.2 million civil and criminal cases are filed where the work load is spread amongst more than 400 judges and six districts.
The Cook County courthouses include:First Municipal District50 West Washington StreetRichard J. Daley CenterChicago, IL 60602(312) 603-6132(312) 603-6673 TTY(312) 603-4211 Fax
Second Municipal District
5600 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, Illinois 60077(847) 470-7200
(312) 603-6673 TTY
(847) 470-5133 FAX
Third Municipal District
Rolling Meadows Courthouse
2121 Euclid Avenue
Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008(847) 818-2286
(312) 603-6673 TTY
(847) 818-2766 FAX
Fourth Municipal District
1500 Maybrook Drive
Maywood, Illinois 60153(708) 865-6060
(312) 603-6673 TTY
(708) 865-4952 FAX
Fifth Municipal District
10220 S. 76th Avenue
Bridgeview, Illinois 60453(708)974-6288
Sixth Municipal District
16501 South Kedzie Parkway
Markham, Illinois 60428(708) 232-4170
(312) 603-6673 TTY
(708) 232-4441 FAX
The attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers handle matters at all of the above jurisdictions. Contact our office for more information about the areas that we serve.
Medical Facilities In The Chicagoland Providing Ground Breaking Research & Life Saving Care
Chicago has an excellent variety of healthcare facilities and hospitals. In fact, U.S. News ranked Northwestern Memorial Hospital the 12th best hospital out of over 5,000 in the U.S. for 2012-13. University of Chicago is also nationally ranked in six different specialties.
Illinois Department of Public Health works with the CDC to prevent and report healthcare associated infections (HAI’s) and has a good standardized infection ratio. But even with the state involvement, there is still a risk of infections at many healthcare facilities. According to the CDC, hospitals are responsible for almost 2 million HAI’s a year and they can cause severe illness and even death, even though they are often preventable.A home town personal injury law firm. Chicago’s Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers
Hiring a personal injury attorney who is familiar with the location of an accident, the judges assigned to the case as well as the doctors who may have provided medical care is something many people never consider in the aftermath of a personal injury or medical negligence case. After handling thousands of serious accident cases for people all over Chicagoland, our team at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have come to know the in’s and out’s of all of the players involved in the settlement and litigation of personal injury cases. Everyday we use our experience and connections to help our clients move their cases towards successful conclusions.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers are proud to have recovered record setting settlements and verdicts for clients who have have injured due to the carelessness of others in the areas of:
- Medical negligence
- Car Accidents
- Construction worker injuries
- Bicycle crashes
- Dog attacks
- Nursing home abuse
- Motorcycle accidents
- Semi-truck accidents
- Pedestrian injuries
Just like any city, Chicago had its pitfalls be wary of, but it is still a wonderfully unique and beautiful place to live. Chicago residents and those who live in the surrounding communities as well can count on Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers if they are in need of legal representation due to a personal injury or if they are victim of a work place injury, auto accident or even medical negligence. We offer a free consultation for our Chicago neighbors and welcome the chance to discuss your case.
Resources about Chicago Courts & Hospitals:
If you are looking for information on Cook County courts and legal procedure, look here.
For information on Cook County personal injury and medical malpractice settlements look here.
For information on cities in and around Chicago, please look at the pages below:
- Berwyn Personal Injury Attorneys
- Cicero Personal Injury Attorneys
- Elmwood Park Personal Injury Attorneys
- Evanston Personal Injury Attorneys
- Evergreen Park Personal Injury Attorneys
- Forest Park Personal Injury Attorneys
- Maywood Personal Injury Attorneys
- Melrose Park Personal Injury Attorneys
- Oak Park Personal Injury Attorneys