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Shady Lawyer Alert

We are Illinois work injury lawyers who will talk to you for free at any time.  Fill out the form to the right or call us at (312) 346-5578. Our blog discusses real life scenarios with the hopes of helping injured workers. This one is a doozy. There is a law that says if you … Continue Reading

“Is my injury work related?”

A lot of times the callers to our office don’t even know if they have a case.  Often they notice pain while working or someone has told them to look in to work comp benefits, but they haven’t had a specific accident. In other cases they are told (usually by an insurance adjuster) that they … Continue Reading

You Won’t Get Punished For Being A Good Worker

While I know that insurance companies and not employers are usually the ones making the ridiculous denials of Illinois workers’ compensation cases, I’m still surprised when an employer goes along with it. The most recent example was a case that was rightfully decided in favor of an injured worker.  A custodian at a school was … Continue Reading

IL Work Comp – I Think They Got This One Wrong

About twice a month I receive a publication which highlights recent cases that have gone to trial and been appealed at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.  It’s a must have for anyone who is serious about keeping up to date on the law at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. What I’ve noticed over time is … Continue Reading

IL Work Comp – Is Your Case Closed?

I’ve written before that legal strategies from insurance companies seem to come in waves.  The one I’ve heard lately for Illinois workers’ compensation cases is that insurance adjusters are saying that your case is closed even though it’s not really closed. Under Illinois law, a work injury case can be closed in a number of … Continue Reading

When You Get Hurt Doing A “Bo Jackson Move”

Every month I get a publication called the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law Bulletin.  It compiles a list of recent and important decisions about Illinois work comp law.  Any lawyer who claims to be focusing on Illinois work injury cases should be getting and reading this.  They provide a good insight as to what might happen … Continue Reading

When Sitting All Day Hurts Your Back

It’s interesting to me how similar cases seem to run in waves.  I got two calls within 30 minutes of each other that dealt with people who have back injuries from sitting at their desk all day for work.  Both of them worked in high volume call centers. It’s a bedrock of Illinois workers’ compensation … Continue Reading