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Can Your Attorney Take 20% Of Your TTD Check?

We have a live chat feature on our site and a recent chatter stunned me.  She was injured at work and her case was accepted.  When she hired a lawyer she was receiving TTD benefits and those benefits never stopped.  The lawyer took on the case and started taking 20% of the TTD checks. When … Continue Reading

Hernia From Working In Illinois

If you’ve never had a hernia before, you may not know exactly what it is or may just think of it as a pulled muscle. But a hernia is a bit more serious than that. Put simply, a hernia is a hole in the muscle layer of the abdominal wall. Through that hole, tissue, fat … Continue Reading

Injured At Work. What Happens Next?

A reader of our blog contacted us and asked the following: I hurt my back the other day while working in Chicago.  I reported it to my boss and went to the doctor. Do I wait to hear from the insurance company or should I do something else? That’s a good question. There is no … Continue Reading

When You Get A Settlement Offer, Don’t Do This

In every Illinois workers’ compensation case, when you are all better and back to work, you want a settlement.  Getting an offer is exciting, but the lure of money in your pocket can often lead to mistakes. If you get a settlement offer, these are things you shouldn’t do in most cases. 1. Don’t say … Continue Reading

Illinois Workers Compensation And Bedsores

We are Chicago attorneys who help people with cases everywhere in Illinois.  If you would like our help, fill out our contact form or call us at 312-346-5578 to speak with an attorney for free. It doesn’t happen in a lot of workers’ compensation cases in Illinois, but in some where a worker has a … Continue Reading

Legionnaires Disease and Illinois Work Comp Laws

Injuries at work are unavoidable. Workers in Illinois and elsewhere get hurt on average every seven seconds.  You can do things to try and prevent yourself from getting hurt while lifting.  You can use special care while walking on a slippery floor. What workers can’t prepare for are airborne disease and bacteria that they can’t … Continue Reading

A Contender For The Biggest Lie Of 2019

I’ve written a lot about Illinois work comp lies. I haven’t done it in a while because I haven’t heard a new one.  Most are the same ones over and over.  Stuff like: lying what the case is worth; saying that these cases always take years; telling you that you will get nothing at trial. … Continue Reading

Do You Need To Go To A Second IME?

A reader of the blog had a very interesting situation.  He had been hurt at work and right after he was injured, the insurance company sent him for an IME.  That hired gun doctor said he was fine and could go back to work. Fortunately this injured worker was smart enough to seek out his … Continue Reading
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