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Permanent Disability And Old Illinois Workers

Although it gets celebrated at times by our society, I find it sad when someone is working a job when they are in their golden years. It’s one thing if you love working. It’s completely different if you are in your 70’s or 80’s (or older) and working because you have to. Typically workers of … Continue Reading

Don’t File For Work Comp In Illinois If This Happened

Under something called the exclusive remedy provision, workers in Illinois are not generally allowed to sue their employer for injuries sustained while working. It doesn’t matter if your employer was negligent or not. You are able to receive workers’ compensation benefits, but a lawsuit for negligence or even recklessness will likely get thrown out. This … Continue Reading

Illinois Work Comp Attorney Bad Settlement Strategy

When it comes to working with an Illinois workers compensation attorney, there isn’t a worse feeling than realizing that the lawyer you hired isn’t fighting for you.  You hired them in the first place to be your advocate and look out for your best interests.  If they aren’t doing that, then what are they there … Continue Reading

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Horror Stories

Because we are experienced Illinois workers compensation attorneys who will talk to anyone for free, we get a lot of calls from people who are already represented by an attorney. We are happy to provide a confidential second opinion and will consider taking over the case if it makes sense for you and us. Most … Continue Reading

When An Insurance Company Needs More Information

We are Chicago-based workers’ compensation attorneys who handle cases all over Illinois with our statewide network of attorneys. If you would like a free consultation with an honest, experienced attorney please contact us at 312-346-5578. We promise to treat you in the same manner we would a family member or friend. Workers’ compensation insurance companies … Continue Reading

Who Determines What Medical Care Should Be Approved?

Under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, if you are injured on the job you are entitled to reasonable and necessary medical care that is related to your work injury. In other words, getting physical therapy for a work related back injury would be reasonable and necessary.  They’d have to pay for 100% of it at … Continue Reading

Is There An Illinois Workers Comp Settlement Chart

We are experienced Chicago work comp attorneys who will talk to you for free and in confidence about any Illinois work comp case. Fill out our contact form or call us at 888-705-1766.  We have a state-wide network of lawyers so we can help anywhere in IL. Injured workers in Illinois are usually very curious … Continue Reading

You Can’t Be Forced To Take A Work Comp Settlement

The most important thing to know about settling just about any Illinois workers’ compensation case is that once it’s over, it’s over. By that I mean when you get a settlement, it almost always means that your work comp benefits are over.  If you need more medical care from your accident, that’s on you.  If … Continue Reading

A Warning For Injured Jewel Food Workers

For most injured Illinois workers, you get to choose your own physician if you get hurt on the job. If you don’t like that one you have a right to a second opinion. The work comp insurance company has to pay for both of these medical providers as long as the treatment is reasonable and … Continue Reading

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Settlement Tips

Most people we talk to about their Illinois work injuries will at some point have questions about a settlement.  Here are some questions we’ve received recently that were great and we think people would want to know about. Is the first settlement offer ever the best offer? When insurance companies make settlement offers in work … Continue Reading

Should You Settle Your Workers’ Compensation Case?

We are experienced workers’ compensation lawyers who will talk to you for free.  Call us at in confidence at 888-705-1766 any time or fill out our contact form. One question I occasionally like to ask is what is something that is well known by Illinois work comp attorneys that their clients don’t know. There is … Continue Reading
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