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Why Six Illinois Workers Lost Their Work Comp Trials

Every month I receive a publication called the “Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law Bulletin.”  Essentially it highlights recent cases that have gone to trial and often we can use these cases to give you legal advice or learn about new case law.  In my opinion, if your attorney isn’t reading this they aren’t doing their job. … Continue Reading

They Paid My Medical Bills and TTD, Now What?

Illinois workers’ compensation law typically provides three things in every case, payment of medical bills, payment of lost time from work (TTD benefits) and a settlement (PPD or permanent partial disability) when you are all better. Only the medical and TTD are mandatory by law unless the insurance company has a good reason to deny them. … Continue Reading

What Happens When You Get Fired While On Work Comp?

First point, it’s illegal to fire someone for pursuing a workers’ compensation claim in Illinois.  We’ve seen cases where that’s happened and the fired worker has sued and won millions.  But that’s not what this post is about. What I’m talking about is when you are hurt at work and get let go because the … Continue Reading

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

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

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