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Injuries While Working At Home In Illinois

It used to be that you woke up, got ready for work, got in your car and headed to the office or job site.  That still happens, but now more than ever people wake up, turn on their computer and are at work.  That’s because more and more industries are offering their employees the ability … Continue Reading

Osteoarthritis And Illinois Workers Compensation Cases

Osteoporosis (OA), or degenerative joint disease, is the most common chronic condition of the joints, affecting more than 3 million Americans every year. It is a disease in which the bones become brittle and is likely to break. In normal joints, cartilage covers the end of each joint providing a smooth motion and acts as … Continue Reading

Do I Get Paid If I Miss Work To Go To The Doctor?

One thing I’ve noticed in handling cases for over 20 years is that potential clients tend to have similar questions and experiences.  That’s in part because many insurance companies use the same tactics to try and discourage you from pursuing a claim or limiting what they pay you, even if it breaks the law. A … Continue Reading

Reporting A Repetitive Trauma Injury In Illinois

Illinois employees can get workers’ compensation benefits when they are involved in a work related accident or injury. Many assume only work related incidents stemming from a specific or sudden activity, or an ‘acute’ injury, such as wrist fractures, ankle sprains, or shoulder dislocation, qualify for workers’ compensation. The protections of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation … Continue Reading

First Responders And Illinois Work Comp

Emergency workers and first responders are the brave individuals first to respond to disastrous events. Their lives are often at stake as they serve, protect and save. They dedicate their lives to helping others, but many find their own mental health suffering as a result. Just as our nation’s soldiers and veterans battle the effects … Continue Reading

When Your Co-Worker Attacks

I work with some great, friendly people.  While in my 20+ year career I’ve seen some people that acted crazy, I’ve been fortunate to never work with a psychopath.  Hopefully you are in that situation too. Some people unfortunately have to work with nut jobs.  I’ve seen more and more examples lately of people with … Continue Reading

Hurting Yourself When You Stand Up

There’s a long held standard in Illinois workers’ compensation cases that to win your case you have to show your job put you at an increased risk of injury as compared to the general public.  In other words, if you were hurt doing something that you could have been doing anywhere then you don’t have … Continue Reading

Why Did The IME Exam Last Only Two Minutes?

Imagine you hurt your back at work lifting a box.  You feel a pop and immediate pain which eventually starts shooting down your leg.  You do everything the right way.  You report the injury to your supervisor.  It’s the first accident you’ve ever reported even though you’ve been hurt many times before.  You are a … Continue Reading
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