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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

What You Should Get Paid When You Work Two Jobs

While unemployment is down, many people are working two jobs to make ends meet.  For most people that means one full time job and one part time job, but we do talk to many injured workers who actually work two full time jobs. Whatever your situation is, there is one VERY important thing you must … Continue Reading

Illinois Work Injuries On Christmas

If you call our office today (312-346-5578), you’ll get the phone answered by our answering service. They will immediately page us and we’ll call you right back.  If you fill out the form to the right, we’ll get it within minutes and then contact you ASAP. The point is that we are open 24/7, 365 … Continue Reading

“How Do I Know What My Case Is Worth?”

I get the question, “How do I know what my case is worth?” from callers about once a week and it’s a fair and reasonable question.  Some are injured Illinois workers who have a settlement offer, but don’t trust their lawyer and want to know if the settlement their attorney is recommending is a good … Continue Reading

When Your Lawyer Won’t Fight For You

In most Illinois workers’ compensation cases, if you have a surgery your case is worth more money.  It’s not always true, but it usually is a good indicator that your injury was very serious. As an injured worker, there is a law in Illinois which says you can not be forced to have a surgery.  … Continue Reading

IL Work Comp Settlements- This Makes No Sense

I recently had a consultation with a very nice injured worker who had a very serious injury case.  They really liked their lawyer, but for some reason he wasn’t very aggressive when it came to doing something about the tens of thousands of unpaid medical bills that he has. This worker appears to be permanently … Continue Reading

Pain and Suffering and Illinois Work Comp

A month ago someone asked me if they could get pain and suffering after injuring themselves at work. I get this type of question a lot especially when someone is injured through the negligence of their employer.  For example, if you are walking down the hall and step on a loose floorboard which causes you … Continue Reading

Chicago Medical Provider Accused Of Fraudulent Billing

I’ve written a lot before that when it comes to your Illinois workers’ compensation claim, credibility is key. You need to be credible which means don’t embellish your injuries or change your story.  Tell the truth about how you got hurt even if it doesn’t seem like a perfect story.  Don’t get caught on surveillance … Continue Reading

Let’s Talk Settlements

Going with a theme I talk about a lot of lawyers doing things that I can’t believe, a recent caller to my office told me she was unhappy with her attorney.  I asked her why and one of the reasons was that her lawyer said there was a settlement offer. Why would that make her … Continue Reading
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