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When Your Work Injury Makes You Overcompensate

It’s logical that if you hurt one arm, you’ll use the other arm more or if you injure one leg, you’ll favor the other.  It’s also logical that when you do that, the healthy body part might get injured too. When this happens after you are hurt on the job in Illinois, you likely have … Continue Reading

Injuries To Electricians On The Job In Illinois

We are Chicago based workers compensation lawyers who help with claims anywhere in Illinois through our state wide network.  If you just have questions or want help with a case, call us for FREE any time at 312-346-5578 or fill out our contact form and we will call you….. For electricians, knowledge means safety so … Continue Reading

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers

While we are workers’ compensation lawyers for Illinois, we do try to help our clients/callers with any injury issues they have.  That’s part of delivering good customer service.  It’s also our job as lawyers to analyze every possible issue.  So while I don’t personally handle medical malpractice cases, if I suspect someone might have a … Continue Reading

Facet Joint Syndrome And Illinois Work Comp

Countless jobs out there cause strain to the joints by repetitive movement. The constant and repetitiveness of standing, bending, twisting, lifting, reaching and walking can actually be a serious detriment to your health. These simple and continual actions can create wear and tear on joints over time causing many to suffer from arthritis, osteoarthritis and … Continue Reading

A Back Injury Just Sitting In A Chair

We are Chicago workers’ compensation attorneys who help with cases all over Illinois. If you want our help please fill out our contact form or give us a call for a free consultation. I had a conversation with a very nice woman recently who has a sad situation.  Long story short is that when she … Continue Reading

Injuries While Working At Home In Illinois

It used to be that you woke up, got ready for work, got in your car and headed to the office or job site.  That still happens, but now more than ever people wake up, turn on their computer and are at work.  That’s because more and more industries are offering their employees the ability … Continue Reading

Osteoarthritis And Illinois Workers Compensation Cases

Osteoporosis (OA), or degenerative joint disease, is the most common chronic condition of the joints, affecting more than 3 million Americans every year. It is a disease in which the bones become brittle and is likely to break. In normal joints, cartilage covers the end of each joint providing a smooth motion and acts as … Continue Reading

Reporting A Repetitive Trauma Injury In Illinois

Illinois employees can get workers’ compensation benefits when they are involved in a work related accident or injury. Many assume only work related incidents stemming from a specific or sudden activity, or an ‘acute’ injury, such as wrist fractures, ankle sprains, or shoulder dislocation, qualify for workers’ compensation. The protections of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation … Continue Reading

Hurting Yourself When You Stand Up

There’s a long held standard in Illinois workers’ compensation cases that to win your case you have to show your job put you at an increased risk of injury as compared to the general public.  In other words, if you were hurt doing something that you could have been doing anywhere then you don’t have … Continue Reading

Concussions, TBI’s And Illinois Work Accidents

We are Chicago based work injury attorneys who help with claims throughout Illinois.  Please fill out our contact form or call us at (312) 346-5578 to speak with a lawyer for free about your case. Most of us have heard the term traumatic brain injury, or its abbreviation TBI, but what exactly is it? The … Continue Reading

Illinois Coal Workers And Pneumoconiosis

I have been a work comp lawyer for over 20 years and pride myself in talking in “plain English.”  That said, there’s no way to talk about pneumoconiosis in plain English because that word seems like something the winner of the Scripps Spelling Bee would have to go through. Pneumoconiosis is a lung condition that … Continue Reading

David Price Has Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

This isn’t our usual Illinois work comp post, but it’s relevant.  The Boston Red Sox have a pitcher named David Price who they are paying many millions to pitch for them.  He was just diagnosed with what is a somewhat unusual injury for a pitcher, carpal tunnel syndrome. You typically see carpal tunnel in those … Continue Reading

Myofascial Pain Syndrome And Illinois Work Comp

Repetitive motion injuries are some of the most common injuries sustained while on the job. One of those injuries is called Myofascial Pain Syndrome. This can be a very painful muscle condition causing you to be unable to complete everyday tasks. Myofascial Pain Syndrome is caused when trigger points, or sensitive areas of tight muscle … Continue Reading

Dentists With Pulmoary Fibrosis and Illinois Work Comp

Dental workers are getting sick, is their work environment to cause? According to the CDC, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) may be linked to the dentistry field.   So if you are a dentist, dental hygenist or other dental worker in Illinois and you have pulmonary fibrosis, you may have a workers’ compensation case. IPF is a … Continue Reading

PTSD and Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claims

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a really serious problem in our country. While it’s most associated with soldiers coming back from war, the truth is that it occurs in civilian jobs too.  The most common example is someone who gets robbed at gun point and mentally can not feel comfortable with a return to … Continue Reading

Illinois Workers Comp Rotator Cuff Injuries

I will never forget when I tore my rotator cuff in my right shoulder.  I had represented scores of people who had this injury, but never truly understood it until then. It happened while playing goalie for an adult soccer team. Like many of the injured workers I’ve helped over the years, I didn’t realize … Continue Reading

Illinois Work Comp and Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disk disease is caused by wear and tear on the spinal disks. This condition appears when a person’s disks lose the ability to absorb shock naturally over time.  Typically found either in the lower back or upper neck this disease is known to cause chronic pain, weakness and numbness. While it may sound like … Continue Reading

Spinal Stenois And Illinois Work Injuries

Spinal stenosis is defined as a narrowing of the bone channel occupied by the spinal nerves or spinal cord. Typically, it is caused by degeneration of the bones, disks, muscles and ligaments that make up the spinal column. However, in certain instances and jobs, work can add to this already extremely painful condition; causing a … Continue Reading

How You Prove A Repetitive Stress Injury On The Job

There’s a hack IME doctor who says that you can only get carpal tunnel if you are constantly using force and working fast with your hands.  He’s been over ruled time and time again.  A recent Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission trial decision showed why this insurance company strategy is usually a loser. In general, no … Continue Reading
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