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Dentists With Pulmoary Fibrosis and Illinois Work Comp

Dental workers are getting sick, is their work environment to cause? According to the CDC, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) may be linked to the dentistry field.   So if you are a dentist, dental hygenist or other dental worker in Illinois and you have pulmonary fibrosis, you may have a workers’ compensation case. IPF is a … Continue Reading

Illinois Maximum TTD and PPD Rates Have Changed

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission has updated the minimum and maximum benefits rates. The Commission provides these updates twice a year. These benefits rates are the upper and lower limits on the amount a person can receive on a weekly basis if he/she is not able to earn their regular wages because of a work … Continue Reading

PTSD and Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claims

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a really serious problem in our country. While it’s most associated with soldiers coming back from war, the truth is that it occurs in civilian jobs too.  The most common example is someone who gets robbed at gun point and mentally can not feel comfortable with a return to … Continue Reading

Can I Go On My Vacation After I Got Hurt At Work?

A caller to our office suffered a really serious shoulder injury that was going to keep her out of work for three months or more following a surgery.  She was in physical therapy and making great progress, but got very upset and nervous after receiving a call from an insurance adjuster telling her that she … Continue Reading

IL Work Comp – Choosing A Voc Counselor

In most Illinois worker’ compensation cases, you get hurt at work, get medical care, eventually get better and return to your old job. In some cases though, you don’t get better or your best is no longer good enough to allow you to do your old job. When you have permanent restrictions and your employer … Continue Reading

Temp Worker Injuries In Illinois

We get contacted all the time by workers who were placed on a job site by a staffing agency and sustained an injury.  They are often told that temp workers aren’t covered under the Illinois Work Comp Act.  That simply is not true. The minute you start working, you are covered under the law. There … Continue Reading

Illinois Workers Comp Rotator Cuff Injuries

I will never forget when I tore my rotator cuff in my right shoulder.  I had represented scores of people who had this injury, but never truly understood it until then. It happened while playing goalie for an adult soccer team. Like many of the injured workers I’ve helped over the years, I didn’t realize … Continue Reading

IL Work Injury – I’m A CNA And I Walk All Day?

We represent anyone with an Illinois work injury in any part of the state.  We’ve represented athletes, Fortune 500 executives, janitors, teachers, all sorts of laborers, flight attendants, UPS workers, Amazon employees, etc.  I can’t think of a profession that we haven’t helped in 20+ years of being a lawyer. But we’ve probably helped more … Continue Reading

“If Bozo The Clown Was A Chicago Work Comp Lawyer”

Normally when an Illinois work comp attorney does something terrible, it makes me frustrated and I write a blog post as a therapeutic way to vent about while hopefully helping readers learn more about Illinois workers compensation law and how things really work.  I had a unique experience recently when a very dumb Chicago workers’ … Continue Reading
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