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11 Work Comp Tips For 11-11

It’s 11-11.  My wish would be that injured workers in Illinois don’t get jerked around when there is no good reason to deny or delay their benefits.  Since I can’t wish that away, here are 11 tips for injured workers in Illinois that will hopefully help you. If you are drug tested after a work … Continue Reading

Illinois Work Comp And Bullying

Nobody likes bullies. You’d think that once you are out of high school they would be out of your lives.  Sadly they exist in marriages, social interactions and very often the work place. If your boss or co-worker picks on you, belittles you, teases you, etc., it can make going to work a living hell. … Continue Reading

Illinois Staffing Agency Injuries

If you are employed by a staffing agency in Illinois and want to learn about work comp law or just want to find the best attorney for your case, call us at (312) 346-5578 for a free consultation with a lawyer. One common call we get, especially since Covid has hit, is from employees injured … Continue Reading

Why Is My Lawyer Taking So Long To Settle My Case?

We are Illinois work comp attorneys who will answer whatever questions you have or if needed, discuss representing you on your case.  We are straight forward, blunt and care about our clients. One thing I find helpful to blog about is good questions that I get from readers.  One recently called and wanted to know … Continue Reading

Liens And Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law

A lien is fancy legal talk for the right to take some of your property until you pay off a debt you are owed. It’s typically associated with a lien on a house by a builder.  Basically it prevents you from selling the property until the debt is paid.  With personal injury cases, health care … Continue Reading

Opioid Addiction and Illinois Work Comp Law

Illinois workers’ compensation cases are often a reflection of many things going on in society in general.  One of those sadly is when it comes to opioids and their abuse.  This has been a growing problem in the US and one we are seeing more and more when it comes to Illinois work comp cases. … Continue Reading

Don’t Give A Recorded Statement

We recently talked to a nice worker who fell at work, broke a bone and is going to have surgery.  He fell so quickly that the first thing he told me was that he didn’t know why he fell.  Unfortunately he told the insurance adjuster the same thing and did so in a recorded statement. … Continue Reading

Twisting Injuries On The Job

I read once that if something drives you crazy, you should scream in to a pillow.  I don’t do that, but if I did it would be because of the calls I get and cases I read about where I can’t believe the problems an insurance company is causing an injured worker. Work comp insurance … Continue Reading

Incentive Pay And Illinois Work Comp Law

When it comes to calculating what a case is worth, the biggest factor is your injury, treatment and recovery. But it’s not the only factor. The other huge issue is what is your average weekly wage. (“AWW”).  That dollar amount is used to calculate your benefit rates.  The more you earn, the higher your weekly … Continue Reading

Putting On Your Seat Belt Can Be A Work Injury

We are Chicago work comp attorneys who will talk to you for free about any Illinois work comp case. If we can’t help, we likely no somebody who can.  Call us any time at 312-346-5578 for a free consultation or fill out our contact form and we’ll call you. A common misconception is that if … Continue Reading

How A Judge Decides If You Need Surgery Or Not

In a normal world, your treating doctor stating that you need treatment would be enough to get it approved as long as you were injured at work. That’s not how Illinois workers’ compensation law works unfortunately.  In a lot of cases, your doctor says you need surgery and the insurance company sends you to their … Continue Reading
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