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Illinois Work Comp Attorney Bad Settlement Strategy

When it comes to working with an Illinois workers compensation attorney, there isn’t a worse feeling than realizing that the lawyer you hired isn’t fighting for you.  You hired them in the first place to be your advocate and look out for your best interests.  If they aren’t doing that, then what are they there … Continue Reading

Knee Replacements And Illinois Workers Compensation

It’s not unusual for people as they get older to have trouble with their knees. Many people are able to manage their pain with over-the-counter pain medication like Advil. For others, however, a partial or total knee replacement may be the only solution. Many people wrongly assume that knee replacement surgery and rehab cannot be … Continue Reading

Does Your Work Comp Lawyer Ignore You?

The biggest problem people have with their Illinois workers compensation lawyers is bad customer service.  Some lawyers are rude. Others don’t fight hard.  And many are terrible about keeping their clients updated or returning phone calls. I’ve heard lots of stories about an attorney not returning multiple phone calls or failing to get back to … Continue Reading

IL Work Comp, Injured In Physical Therapy

I recently was contacted by an injured Illinois worker with a unique situation. I’ll let them explain. I was in physical therapy while rehabbing a work related injury to my shoulder. During PT, I was doing lifting and ended up with a hernia. Will the work comp insurance take care of that or is it … Continue Reading

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Horror Stories

Because we are experienced Illinois workers compensation attorneys who will talk to anyone for free, we get a lot of calls from people who are already represented by an attorney. We are happy to provide a confidential second opinion and will consider taking over the case if it makes sense for you and us. Most … Continue Reading

Seizures And Illinois Workers Compensation Law

I find it interesting that people with Illinois workers compensation questions seem to call with similar situations in bunches. Yet I was very surprised recently to get two calls within an hour from two different people who had seizures while working in Illinois. The first person was walking down the hallway when he had a … Continue Reading

When Your Work Comp Lawyer Blows You Off

If you hire an attorney to handle a divorce, you are only hiring them to handle the divorce. Similarly, if you hire an Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer, you are only hiring them to handle to the work comp case unless they agree they will also handle something else. A lot of firms, including mine, are … Continue Reading

Multiple Herniated Discs And Sent Back To Work

We are experienced Illinois work injury lawyers who will talk to you for free. Fill out our contact form, click the chat button or call us at 888-705-1766.  All calls are free and confidential and we have attorneys throughout Illinois. Some calls from injured workers really piss me off because of the injustice that they … Continue Reading

When An Insurance Company Needs More Information

We are Chicago-based workers’ compensation attorneys who handle cases all over Illinois with our statewide network of attorneys. If you would like a free consultation with an honest, experienced attorney please contact us at 312-346-5578. We promise to treat you in the same manner we would a family member or friend. Workers’ compensation insurance companies … Continue Reading

Who Determines What Medical Care Should Be Approved?

Under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, if you are injured on the job you are entitled to reasonable and necessary medical care that is related to your work injury. In other words, getting physical therapy for a work related back injury would be reasonable and necessary.  They’d have to pay for 100% of it at … Continue Reading

Flight Attendants And Work Injuries

With Covid finally under control, the airline industry is booming. The last year has had people on edge and also emboldened some people to behave like assholes.  As a result, passenger problems on airlines are increasing. How much?  From April 8 to May 15, Southwest reported 477 passenger incidents.  That’s a crazy high number.  I … Continue Reading

Illinois Work Injuries And Self Treatment

If you are hurt while working on the job, the first and best piece of advice I give is to go to a doctor. It doesn’t require a law degree to tell people that. It’s mostly common sense. If you are hurting, you get help. From a legal standpoint, you can’t prove you are really … Continue Reading
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