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How To Get A Surgery Approved Under Illinois Work Comp Law

Generally speaking, your medical care in an Illinois workers’ compensation case should be guided by your doctor. For most cases like back, leg, hand, shoulder injuries, etc., that doctor would be an orthopedic. Typically they’ll start with physical therapy for you, then maybe try pain injections and if that fails they might suggest surgery. Work … Continue Reading

Illinois Workers Comp, Getting A Referral To A Doctor

I’m not personally on any social media sites, meaning that I never post, but I have a Facebook account so I can access a community happenings page where I live. It’s usually stuff about the local schools, restaurants, police activity, etc.  But the other day there was a post about workers’ compensation law in Illinois … Continue Reading

IL Work Comp – Getting A DRG Stimulator Device Approved

One indisputable fact about medical care is that unless it’s an emergency situation, you will start with more conservative medical care before getting more expensive medical care. The simplest example would be if you hurt your shoulder. Before surgery would get approved, you’d be asked to rehabilitate yourself through physical therapy. If that fails then … Continue Reading

Medical Marijuana And Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law

Since 2013, it’s been legal for doctors in Illinois to prescribe “medical marijuana” to their patients. For whatever reason, it hasn’t been an issue that comes up a ton in workers’ compensation cases. The more common concern is having a case denied because you test positive for marijuana after an accident. The reality though is … Continue Reading

Illinois Work Injuries That Cause A Career Change

Most injured Illinois workers get medical treatment and sooner or later get better.  Those people get a settlement and move on with their lives which usually involves going back to their job. Other workers end up with permanent restrictions.  For example, maybe they have a back injury and are told that they can’t do any … Continue Reading

New Illinois TTD And PPD Maximum Rates For 2022

When it comes to what your Illinois Workers’ Compensation case is worth, a lot of that has to do with how much money you earned per week. That sets your workers’ compensation rate. Payment for missing work is called TTD or temporary total disability.  You get paid 2/3 of your average weekly wage, tax-free.  So … Continue Reading