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When Illinois Firefighters Are Hurt In Training

Everyone gets that if you are hurt doing your normal job, your injuries should be covered under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act.  So if you are a firefighter and run in to a burning building and tear your meniscus or hurt your neck while doing so, there would hopefully be no dispute that you were … Continue Reading

Uber, Lyft Accidents In Chicago

We are very experienced attorneys who can help you with your injury case.  If you would like our help fill out our contact form or call us at 312-346-5578 for a free consultation. The biggest growing job in the last five years has to be driving for Uber and/or Lyft.  I’ve gotten a couple of … Continue Reading

Why Aren’t I Getting A Settlement Offer?

Under Illinois workers’ compensation law, the insurance company is not required to give you a settlement offer.  We’ve had a bunch of questions lately from people wondering why that haven’t gotten one and there are a ton of reasons why it could be happening.  Here are some scenarios. High wage earner has been getting TTD … Continue Reading

Do I Get Paid If I Miss Work To Go To The Doctor?

One thing I’ve noticed in handling cases for over 20 years is that potential clients tend to have similar questions and experiences.  That’s in part because many insurance companies use the same tactics to try and discourage you from pursuing a claim or limiting what they pay you, even if it breaks the law. A … Continue Reading

An Illinois Work Injury Worth Over $15 Million!

Typically when you have an accident on the job that causes an injury the best you can hope for is a good workers compensation case. A workers compensation case of course will cover all of your medical expenses, and financial benefits while you are off work recovering from the injury. Usually in cases like this … Continue Reading

Illinois Maximum TTD and PPD Rates Have Changed

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission has updated the minimum and maximum benefits rates. The Commission provides these updates twice a year. These benefits rates are the upper and lower limits on the amount a person can receive on a weekly basis if he/she is not able to earn their regular wages because of a work … Continue Reading

Can I Go On My Vacation After I Got Hurt At Work?

A caller to our office suffered a really serious shoulder injury that was going to keep her out of work for three months or more following a surgery.  She was in physical therapy and making great progress, but got very upset and nervous after receiving a call from an insurance adjuster telling her that she … Continue Reading

“If Bozo The Clown Was A Chicago Work Comp Lawyer”

Normally when an Illinois work comp attorney does something terrible, it makes me frustrated and I write a blog post as a therapeutic way to vent about while hopefully helping readers learn more about Illinois workers compensation law and how things really work.  I had a unique experience recently when a very dumb Chicago workers’ … Continue Reading

Illinois Work Injury Worth $7.5 Million

The most massive Illinois work injury cases are worth a few hundred thousand dollars.  I’m talking about cases where someone is permanently disabled from working or has a large wage differential from what they used to earn compared to what they can now earn due to permanent restrictions.  In death cases, the minimum payout over … Continue Reading
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