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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

Injured At Work And Then Your Company Closes

Recently Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Deerfield announced that they would be closing, costing 1,000 workers their jobs.  These types of closings happen all of the time of course.  The question is, if you have a work related injury in Illinois and your company shuts down, how does that affect your case? Under Illinois work comp law … Continue Reading

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
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