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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

Hey Look, An Illinois Work Comp Attorney Does It Right

Not in every Illinois work comp case, but in many of them, insurance companies deny benefits for no reason or in really bad faith and it’s obvious.  When that happens, your lawyer should file a petition for penalties and fees which can punish them for their bad behavior.  For some reason, these petitions get filed … Continue Reading

Getting Medical Treatment After A FCE

A functional capacity evaluation or FCE is an often day long process where an occupational therapist puts you through a series of tests to determine what your work capabilities are and if you need any physical restrictions.  So if you ever hear about someone having permanent restrictions of no lifting more than 20 pounds (or … Continue Reading

How The IME Can Take Away Your Benefits

There is an infamous doctor in the Chicago area who does not believe that most job duties, including typing, can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. If a client calls me who is a secretary or in another job that types all day and I know that they are being sent to this doctor by an insurance … Continue Reading

Look Out For This Unpaid Medical Bills Trick

Under Illinois workers’ compensation law, you are entitled to reasonable medical care related to your injury and 100% of it is to be paid for by the employer or their insurance company. Seems pretty straight forward, right?  You get hurt at work, they pay for your care and if you don’t have health insurance it … Continue Reading

When Anxiety and Panic Can Be An Illinois Work Comp Case

Generally speaking, having anxiety, depression, panic, etc. is not a compensable case under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act.  You might have to work long hours or have a boss that screams a lot or feel pressure from unrealistic deadlines or have to do the work of many people.  This can understandably lead to stress and … Continue Reading

Should Your Lawyer Take 20% Of Your TTD Benefits?

When you are hurt on the job in Illinois and hire an attorney, every lawyer uses the same attorney representation agreement.  Here is what it looks like. Under Illinois law, attorney fees can not exceed 20% of what is recovered and for almost every case that means 20% of the eventual settlement they get you … Continue Reading
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