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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

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

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

How To Prove You Are An Odd Lot Permanent Total

We are Chicago work comp attorneys who help with cases all throughout Illinois via our state wide network of experienced attorneys. If you want to speak with us for free, fill out our contact form or call us at (312) 346-5578 any time. You may have heard the phrase permanent total disability.  That’s when you … Continue Reading

Long and Short Term Disability And IL Work Comp

An injured worker called our office after a serious injury to her neck.  She was freaking out a bit because her employer hadn’t turned in the accident to their insurance carrier.  She was also worried because the employer doesn’t offer short or long term disability (“STD”, “LTD”) and she doesn’t have medical insurance.  So basically … Continue Reading

What Are COVID Work Comp Cases Worth In Illinois?

I talk all of the time about how Illinois workers compensation laws change constantly.  Nothing can demonstrate that better than the fact that Coronavirus cases didn’t even exist until a few months ago.  Now they are the most common call we get. With our partners throughout the State, we have been filing cases for COVID … Continue Reading

Illinois Work Comp and Sham Jobs

Some of the ways insurance companies try to defraud you are in plain sight.  They tell you your case is under investigation when it’s really not.  They send a nurse to talk to your doctor when it’s against the law.  These are things that shouldn’t happen under Illinois work comp law, but they do. Whatever … Continue Reading

IL Workers Comp When You Are Furloughed

It’s always free to talk to us about your workers compensation questions.  Call us at 312-346-5578 or fill out our contact form and we will call you. We work with lawyers all over Illinois so we can help you no matter where you are located. Furloughed is one of the new common words of 2020.  … Continue Reading
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