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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

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

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

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

Their Doctor Says You Are At MMI

One common dispute in Illinois workers’ compensation cases is when your treating doctor, who knows you well and truly understands your injury says you need more treatment. The insurance company doesn’t want to spend any more money on your case so they send you to an IME doctor (doctor that they choose for a one … Continue Reading

Beware The Quickie Settlement Offer

We are Chicago workers’ compensation lawyers who have a state wide network of tough, experienced lawyers who fight for their clients.  If you want our help please call us for a free consult at (312) 346-5578 or fill out the contact form to the right. I like to spot trends in Illinois workers’ compensation law … Continue Reading

“Your case is under review”

If you have questions or need help with a case, fill out our contact form to the right or call us at (312) 346-5578.  We help with workers’ compensation cases everywhere in Illinois. Insurance companies make money by not paying out money.  Even when it’s painfully obvious that they are liable to do so. Why … Continue Reading

Lawyer Fees And Medicare Set Aside

I just read about a case (not handled by us or anyone in our network) about a very greedy Illinois workers’ compensation attorney. He had settled his client’s case, but petitioned the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission for more money after the settlement contracts were approved.  His client had received a Medicare Set Aside which is … Continue Reading

Why Is My Case Taking So Long?

A woman we are not representing called us to vent about her current lawyer.  That happens a lot and we’re happy to take those calls.  Sometimes it just feels good to talk to someone or get a second opinion. She was injured more than a decade ago and wanted to know what was causing her … Continue Reading