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Illinois Work Injuries When You Take A Risk

Taking shortcuts and exposing yourself to unnecessary dangers can ruin your chances in an Illinois worker’s compensation case. Especially if your injury is a direct result of your short cut or self-imposed risk. Take for instance the case of Dodson v. Industrial Commission. In this case, an employee was injured while walking to her car, … Continue Reading

What Your Lawyer Should Do Before Settling Your Case

In 99% of cases you’ll get more money for settling your case with a lawyer than without.  Sadly I learned about the 1% recently where you won’t. A caller to my office was upset because his Chicago workers’ compensation attorney did a settlement without talking to him first. He mailed the client contracts, but sent … Continue Reading

Tennis Elbow and Illinois Workers Compensation

Tennis elbow isn’t just for the Williams sisters. In fact, the majority of people diagnosed with lateral epicondylitis (AKA tennis elbow) have never played a game of tennis in their lives. When repetitive motions overuse the tendons in your elbow, the painful condition begins. Usually the pain is felt where your forearm muscles meet the … Continue Reading

Neuropathy And Illinois Work Comp Law

Jobs that require you to use repetitive motions of different body parts can cause major damage to your nerves. One of the nerve issues could be peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is typically diagnosed after some sort of damage has occurred to the nerves in your body. This damage could be from a sudden impact such … Continue Reading

Make Sure You Know This When Settling Your Case

At some point, everyone who is hurt at work will be thinking about settling their Illinois workers’ compensation case.  A recent call showed some pretty bad lawyering and a warning sign of the one thing you must know when settling your case. A woman had been hurt more than three years ago and was upset … Continue Reading

IL Work Comp – How A Wage Differential Really Works

A wage differential is a substitute for the traditional settlement that happens in most Illinois workers’ compensation cases.  If you end up with permanent medical restrictions that your employer can’t accommodate, you then need to look for a job within your restrictions.  If you can only find a job that causes you a significant wage … Continue Reading

When The Insurance Company On Your Case Switches

This post has a lot to with injured workers at really big companies. I’m talking places like United Airlines, Yellow Freight, The City of Chicago, ComEd, etc.  But it offers great strategy for those at smaller companies too. Big companies are often self insured.  That means they don’t pay insurance premiums for workers’ compensation in … Continue Reading
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