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Illinois Work Comp and Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disk disease is caused by wear and tear on the spinal disks. This condition appears when a person’s disks lose the ability to absorb shock naturally over time.  Typically found either in the lower back or upper neck this disease is known to cause chronic pain, weakness and numbness. While it may sound like … Continue Reading

Spinal Stenois And Illinois Work Injuries

Spinal stenosis is defined as a narrowing of the bone channel occupied by the spinal nerves or spinal cord. Typically, it is caused by degeneration of the bones, disks, muscles and ligaments that make up the spinal column. However, in certain instances and jobs, work can add to this already extremely painful condition; causing a … Continue Reading

Illinois Work Injury During Training

Many Illinois companies make you feel like you aren’t a real employee until they say so.  That can be done through probationary periods or a time of extended training. Often it’s a way to pay you less for a short time or to make firing you easier.  It happens with small companies and even big … Continue Reading

Illinois Work Injury Worth $7.5 Million

The most massive Illinois work injury cases are worth a few hundred thousand dollars.  I’m talking about cases where someone is permanently disabled from working or has a large wage differential from what they used to earn compared to what they can now earn due to permanent restrictions.  In death cases, the minimum payout over … Continue Reading

How Long Does It Take To Get A HUGE Settlement?

I was sent an e-mail written by a lawyer at what I think is the worst Chicago workers’ compensation law firm. They lose clients all of the time and this was another unsatisfied customer due to their lies and terrible customer service. In the e-mail that was sent after the client told the attorney they … Continue Reading

“What do you need money for?”

It’s early 2018 and we already have a clear winner for the worst thing a Chicago workers’ compensation attorney will say to a client.  It comes from a Chicago attorney who is part of a firm that we get more complaints about than any other by a wide margin and generally treat their clients like … Continue Reading

How You Prove A Repetitive Stress Injury On The Job

There’s a hack IME doctor who says that you can only get carpal tunnel if you are constantly using force and working fast with your hands.  He’s been over ruled time and time again.  A recent Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission trial decision showed why this insurance company strategy is usually a loser. In general, no … Continue Reading

Cellulitis and Illinois Workers Compensation Cases

Cellulitis is an infection, caused by bacteria, both of the skin and under the skin. This infection can get deep into the skin layers causing major damages when left untreated. Typically, this bacterial infection, similar to staph or MRSA, starts when there is a break of some sort in your skin. Skin ulcers, surgical wounds, … Continue Reading
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