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Merry Christmas, We Are Open

I hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday.  While nobody is in our office today, we return calls and answer emails right away every day of the year. So if you have a question about Illinois workers’ compensation law, and want an answer today or New Year’s Day or any other day, just call … Continue Reading

Illinois Work Comp Insurance Companies Are Saving Money For Your Benefit

Here’s an unusual occurrence.  Insurance companies that handle Illinois workers’ compensation claims are doing something that makes some cases worth more money.  That’s right, they are putting more money in your pocket. In the last few years a trend has developed.  Office space, especially in Chicago, is really expensive.  Since most claims are handled electronically, … Continue Reading

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
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