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Illinois Workers’ Compensation and Labrum Tears

I’ve torn my rotator cuff and hurt my back.  I’m all better now.  Being a runner, I worry about hurting my back again, an Achilles injury and very painful labrum tears.  Let’s talk about that one and how it relates to Illinois workers’ comp. Labrum tears happen in the shoulder and the hip. In the … Continue Reading

Moving To Chicago, Can You Bring Your Case Here?

A very nice California woman called me and was hoping to hire my office for an Illinois workers’ compensation claim.  She was very clearly hurt at work and her injury is very serious. She was also nice and honest and would make a great client.  But I had to turn her down. Unfortunately she was … Continue Reading

IL Work Comp – When You Fall At Work

One myth that I hear when it comes to Illinois workers’ compensation law is the belief that if you get injured at work you automatically are entitled to work comp benefits.  Usually you do, but it depends on the facts.  Your injury has to arise out your job duties and be in the course of … Continue Reading

Does Your Lawyer Know The Defense Law Firm?

There are hundreds if not thousands of lawyers in Illinois who say that they represent injured workers.  That’s because any attorney can say that they know how to handle those cases, but they don’t have to prove it’s true.  Probably once every two weeks I get a call from someone who hired an attorney and … Continue Reading

How To Win A Repetitive Trauma Typing Case

We are Chicago workers’ compensation lawyers. We’ve created an Illinois wide network of tough, experienced attorneys who will fight for you.  If you need a lawyer or just have questions call us at (312) 346-5578 or fill out the form to the right. It’s free to contact us and we help everywhere in Illinois. Repetitive … Continue Reading

IL Work Comp – Beware This New Lie

The more things change, the more they stay the same, at least when it comes to insurance companies and some employers telling blatant lies in order to discourage injured workers or avoid paying benefits. The latest one I’ve heard is troubling because I’ve heard it three times in the last month from three different workers … Continue Reading

Do You Have To Go To A Second IME?

Under Illinois workers’ compensation law, the insurance company has a right to send you to a doctor of their choosing for a one time exam.  Most of you know this is called an IME or independent medical examination. What happens though if they want to send you to a second IME?  There’s two ways to … Continue Reading
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