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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

Illinois Work Comp When You Work For Yourself

Employers in Illinois are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance if they have one or more employees.  It’s a felony not to do so.  The only exception to this is if you work for yourself or are the owner of a company. In those cases you can opt out and don’t have to cover yourself. … Continue Reading

Odd Lot Permanent Total And Illinois Work Comp

To be permanently and totally disabled under Illinois law means that there is essentially no job you can do because your injuries and physical restrictions due to the injury are so severe that they prevent you from being able to work.  The standard to show that under Illinois work comp law is different than showing … Continue Reading

Updated Illinois PPD and TTD Rates

Twice a year the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission updates the Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) and Temporary Total Disability (TTD) rates for the State of Illinois.  These are maximum payments based on your injury date. So if you’ve been injured on the job since July 15, 2018 this post is for you. If your accident was … Continue Reading

Wrongful Death On The Job In Illinois

One of the basic principles of Illinois workers’ compensation law is that you can’t sue your employer for negligence.  Work comp isn’t a lawsuit so while you get those benefits, if your employer was careless and left a wet floor that you slipped on, you don’t have an additional lawsuit. This rule also applies if … Continue Reading
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