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What is my Illinois workers compensation case worth? What should I get for my workmans comp claim. TTD payments Chicago, wage differential, permanent disability law Illinois.

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What Does Vocational Rehabilitation Pay For?

We are experienced Illinois workers’ compensation attorneys who will talk to you for free about your case.  Call us any time at 888-705-1766.  We cover all of Illinois. Vocational rehabilitation does not occur in most work comp cases.  It happens when injured workers have permanent restrictions that can not be accommodated by their employer.  A … Continue Reading

Being On TTD Doesn’t Mean You Are A Prisoner

So here’s an interesting story, at least as far as Illinois work comp law goes. This really nice guy called me after getting a back injury at work.  He’s done EVERYTHING right. He reported the accident right away.  He got medical treatment right away.  He told the doctor he was hurt at work.  He has … Continue Reading

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Doctor

If you are injured at work, your workers’ compensation doctor will have a very big impact on your workers’ compensation claim. Your doctor will greatly influence: What kind of treatment you should receive. How long you should be off of work. How your injury will affect you for years down the road. Now, remember that … Continue Reading

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
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