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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

What Are COVID Work Comp Cases Worth In Illinois?

I talk all of the time about how Illinois workers compensation laws change constantly.  Nothing can demonstrate that better than the fact that Coronavirus cases didn’t even exist until a few months ago.  Now they are the most common call we get. With our partners throughout the State, we have been filing cases for COVID … Continue Reading

Illinois Work Comp and Sham Jobs

Some of the ways insurance companies try to defraud you are in plain sight.  They tell you your case is under investigation when it’s really not.  They send a nurse to talk to your doctor when it’s against the law.  These are things that shouldn’t happen under Illinois work comp law, but they do. Whatever … Continue Reading

IL Workers Comp When You Are Furloughed

It’s always free to talk to us about your workers compensation questions.  Call us at 312-346-5578 or fill out our contact form and we will call you. We work with lawyers all over Illinois so we can help you no matter where you are located. Furloughed is one of the new common words of 2020.  … Continue Reading

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
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