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If Your Lawyer Says They Can’t Do Anything, They May Be Lying

With the Coronavirus, most courts are closed.  This includes, for the most part, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.  By that I mean that regular status calls are not happening.  Trials where an Arbitrator determines what a case is worth aren’t happening right now.  Pre-trials aren’t happening either. I’ve heard from some readers that they need … Continue Reading

What Amount Is My Workers’ Compensation Case Worth?

We are Chicago workers’ compensation lawyers who give free advice on all work comp related questions.  Fill out our contact form, call or start a chat to have a free consultation with an attorney. A very frustrated Illinois worker called my office recently.  He had been injured on the job a couple of years ago, … Continue Reading

Work Conditioning And Illinois Workers’ Compensation

Would you try to run a marathon without training for it?  You could I guess, but most people wouldn’t be successful and even if they somehow finished, they’d likely hurt themselves.  A smart person would do a training program where they worked their way in to shape and prepared their body to handle the stress … 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

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

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
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