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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

Concussions, TBI’s And Illinois Work Accidents

We are Chicago based work injury attorneys who help with claims throughout Illinois.  Please fill out our contact form or call us at (312) 346-5578 to speak with a lawyer for free about your case. Most of us have heard the term traumatic brain injury, or its abbreviation TBI, but what exactly is it? The … Continue Reading

UPS Workers’ Compensation Cases In Illinois

We are experienced Chicago based attorneys who handle work injuries throughout Illinois.  If you would like our help please fill out our contact form or call us at 312-346-5578 for a free consultation. United Parcel Service (UPS) is a great company. I get a UPS delivery every week.  My delivery guy is always on time, … Continue Reading

Illinois Coal Workers And Pneumoconiosis

I have been a work comp lawyer for over 20 years and pride myself in talking in “plain English.”  That said, there’s no way to talk about pneumoconiosis in plain English because that word seems like something the winner of the Scripps Spelling Bee would have to go through. Pneumoconiosis is a lung condition that … Continue Reading

David Price Has Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

This isn’t our usual Illinois work comp post, but it’s relevant.  The Boston Red Sox have a pitcher named David Price who they are paying many millions to pitch for them.  He was just diagnosed with what is a somewhat unusual injury for a pitcher, carpal tunnel syndrome. You typically see carpal tunnel in those … Continue Reading

Myofascial Pain Syndrome And Illinois Work Comp

Repetitive motion injuries are some of the most common injuries sustained while on the job. One of those injuries is called Myofascial Pain Syndrome. This can be a very painful muscle condition causing you to be unable to complete everyday tasks. Myofascial Pain Syndrome is caused when trigger points, or sensitive areas of tight muscle … Continue Reading

An Illinois Work Injury Worth Over $15 Million!

Typically when you have an accident on the job that causes an injury the best you can hope for is a good workers compensation case. A workers compensation case of course will cover all of your medical expenses, and financial benefits while you are off work recovering from the injury. Usually in cases like this … Continue Reading

To Win Your Case You Need Leverage

A recent caller to my office had a recommendation for shoulder surgery after a work related accident.  She was upset because the insurance company had approved and then declined her surgery “pending an investigation” and was three weeks late on her TTD payments. She wanted to know how she could solve the problem on her … Continue Reading

Dentists With Pulmoary Fibrosis and Illinois Work Comp

Dental workers are getting sick, is their work environment to cause? According to the CDC, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) may be linked to the dentistry field.   So if you are a dentist, dental hygenist or other dental worker in Illinois and you have pulmonary fibrosis, you may have a workers’ compensation case. IPF is a … Continue Reading

Illinois Maximum TTD and PPD Rates Have Changed

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission has updated the minimum and maximum benefits rates. The Commission provides these updates twice a year. These benefits rates are the upper and lower limits on the amount a person can receive on a weekly basis if he/she is not able to earn their regular wages because of a work … Continue Reading

PTSD and Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claims

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a really serious problem in our country. While it’s most associated with soldiers coming back from war, the truth is that it occurs in civilian jobs too.  The most common example is someone who gets robbed at gun point and mentally can not feel comfortable with a return to … Continue Reading
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