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Our Settlements From 2017 Should Not Impress You

That’s right, I’m telling you don’t be impressed by the work we’ve done.  Here are some of the settlements we’ve gotten this year on cases we’ve been a part of: $300,000.00 for man who severely tore his rotator cuff $48,000.00 for client with torn Achilles tendon that required surgery $627.11 per week for life for … Continue Reading

Marijuana And Illinois Work Injuries

It’s essentially legal to smoke marijuana in Illinois.  It’s also legal to drink alcohol.  But if you get hurt at work and have alcohol in your system, you’ll likely lose your case.  If you get hurt at work and have marijuana in your system, you might not lose your case in the long run, but … Continue Reading

Can I Get A Payout For My Case?

You can get three things from any Illinois workers’ compensation case, but the insurance company only has to give you two of them. If you are hurt while performing your job duties, they have to pay for 100% of your medical care.  No co-pays, no out of pocket expenses as long as the treatment is … Continue Reading

Injured at work? Stay off social media

I’ve been a lawyer for about 20 years so I’m young enough to be hungry and aggressive, but old enough to not understand why anyone would want to post on Snapchat, Twitter or Instagram.  I don’t do Facebook, but get why some people might be interested in it. This isn’t a post to preach or … Continue Reading

Advice For Laid Off Butterball Employees

Last week Butterball announced that it was laying off around 600 workers at its Gusto meatpacking plant in Montgomery, Illinois.  Apparently they are going to stop making the pork products that are manufactured there. If you work at Gusto or any place else that is closing or has layoffs, there are some things to know.  … Continue Reading

Sick Building Syndrome and Illinois Work Comp

Is your workplace making you sick, literally? We all have those days were the white lights and glare of the computer monitor just physically drains our bodies.  That’s not likely a compensable work related injury.  But what if something about the building you work in is causing you problems? Sick building syndrome is a real … Continue Reading

IL work comp – when your boots cause an injury

We’ve blogged before about injuries from having to wear certain footwear (e.g. steel toed boots, high heels) that causes a problem.  We’ve also talked about the fact that while the general act of standing or walking at work isn’t a case, it can be if exceptions are met.  This includes having to walk long distances … Continue Reading

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
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