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A New Way For Your Lawyer To Blow You Off

As a business owner, I am constantly getting pitched services that will “help me grow my business.”  Virtual offices, search engine marketing, doctors who want to send me patients, the list goes on and on and it’s usually 3-4 calls a week. The latest pitch I got I’d never heard of and it came from … Continue Reading

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Questions

We are Chicago workers’ compensation attorneys who help with cases anywhere in Illinois.  We’ll talk to you for free and in confidence.  Call us at (312) 346-5578 or fill out our contact form.  We of course blog every couple of days.  Sometimes we get good questions that aren’t enough for a blog post, but I … 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

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