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Proving De Quervain’s, Trigger Thumb Is Work Related

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a common and painful condition that affects the tendons (tissue that connects muscles to bones) of the wrist. Symptoms of de Quervain’s tenosynovitis include: Pain near the base of your thumb Swelling near the base of your thumb Difficulty moving your thumb and wrist when you’re doing something that involves grasping or … Continue Reading

Vertigo From Work Accidents

Generally speaking, if you have a pre-existing condition in Illinois, that doesn’t stop you from getting workers compensation benefits.  But for some cases, if you have dealt with that injury previously, it will certainly raise some eyebrows.  Vertigo can be one of those injuries. While as little as 15 years ago, many people assumed having … Continue Reading

MRSA And Illinois Workers’ Compensation Laws

A statement I will hear a lot from potential clients is “I know that my job caused this.” It’s one thing to know in your head and your heart that a physical problem is related to your job. It’s another thing to prove it and be entitled to Illinois workers compensation benefits.  You need actual … Continue Reading

Illinois Work Comp, CRPS 1 And CRPS 2

For some unfortunate Illinois workers, they not only end up with an injury, but also with a serious long term problem that they had never previously heard of.  This is true for people who have complex regional pain syndrome or CRPS. In these cases, the pain is out of proportion to the severity of the … Continue Reading

Illinois Work Comp And Long Haul Covid

Plexiglass dividers, hand sanitizer stations, contactless payment methods, hospital-grade disinfectants, and the list goes on. Despite the precautions companies have taken to protect their employees from contracting COVID-19, and despite employees’ best efforts to be safe and COVID-free, some employees will contract the coronavirus at work. Depending on a person’s job, an employee can get … Continue Reading

IL Work Comp – Post-Traumatic Stress And Your Job

Under Illinois workers’ compensation law, you can not bring a claim for general job-related stress.  Having a boss that is rude, working long hours, feeling overwhelmed by all of the work they are making you do?  Unfortunately, those scenarios are not enough to bring a successful work comp claim. Illinois law on this issue is … Continue Reading

Illinois Carpal Tunnel Lawyer Tips – 20 Things To Know

I’ve had a big interest in carpal tunnel cases during my legal career. My first trial involved a carpal tunnel claim.  And these cases in general can be interesting because they are often fought by the insurance company but usually winnable. Here are 20 facts, in no particular order, about Illinois work comp carpal tunnel … Continue Reading

Diabetes And Illinois Workers Compensation Claims

We have been helping injured workers in Illinois since 1997. If you would like to speak with a lawyer for free, please call us at 312-346-5320. We cover all of Illinois. One of the first things I was taught about Illinois workers’ compensation law is that “employers take you as they find you.”  In other … Continue Reading

Knee Replacements And Illinois Workers Compensation

It’s not unusual for people as they get older to have trouble with their knees. Many people are able to manage their pain with over-the-counter pain medication like Advil. For others, however, a partial or total knee replacement may be the only solution. Many people wrongly assume that knee replacement surgery and rehab cannot be … Continue Reading

IL Work Comp, Injured In Physical Therapy

I recently was contacted by an injured Illinois worker with a unique situation. I’ll let them explain. I was in physical therapy while rehabbing a work related injury to my shoulder. During PT, I was doing lifting and ended up with a hernia. Will the work comp insurance take care of that or is it … Continue Reading

Seizures And Illinois Workers Compensation Law

I find it interesting that people with Illinois workers compensation questions seem to call with similar situations in bunches. Yet I was very surprised recently to get two calls within an hour from two different people who had seizures while working in Illinois. The first person was walking down the hallway when he had a … Continue Reading

Illinois Work Injuries And Self Treatment

If you are hurt while working on the job, the first and best piece of advice I give is to go to a doctor. It doesn’t require a law degree to tell people that. It’s mostly common sense. If you are hurting, you get help. From a legal standpoint, you can’t prove you are really … Continue Reading

Machinist Injuries In Illinois

We are experienced Illinois work comp attorneys who fight for our clients. Contact us for free to speak with a lawyer any time. We cover all of Illinois. Are you a machinist or metalworker in Illinois? You are surely aware that a risk of injury comes with your occupation. Despite intensive training, advanced safeguards, and … Continue Reading

IL Work Comp- Is A Hernia Injury Worth Nothing?

Insurance companies lie. That’s not a shocking statement or a defamatory one. They aren’t looking out for you, they are looking out for themselves.  Is everything they say a lie? No. Are most things they say not true?  Usually not.  But they lie or don’t tell the whole truth all the time. The latest whopper … Continue Reading

Annular Tears And Illinois Workers Compensation

Every day, I hear from callers who have suffered injuries at work. Some injuries are the result of a one-time accident or trauma, while some are caused by repetitive activity. Some injuries are incredibly devastating and painful to the worker, while others are manageable or more of an annoyance. Many people get injuries that they … Continue Reading

Drinking Coffee On The Job Can Be A Work Injury

Most people have heard the story of the woman who sued McDonald’s after she got badly burned from spilling coffee on herself. What’s less known is that she didn’t get the millions people think she did, and that she only won the case for her severe burns because it was proved that McDonald’s had known … Continue Reading

More Job Accidents Happen This Week Than Any Other

Did you get hurt on the job this week?  You’re not alone.  Work accidents this week are more common than any other.  In some industries they are up by 5.7% as compared to a normal work week. Why is that happening? It’s daylight savings time.  Because we sprung the clocks an hour ahead this week, … Continue Reading

When You Have A Pre-Existing Injury You Never Knew About

Dealing with insurance companies on Illinois workers’ compensation cases often feels like a game of cat and mouse. We only represent honest workers with legitimate claims. Insurance companies will still treat some of these people like scammers and fight cases that shouldn’t be denied. They will also use questionable and sometimes outright gross tactics to … Continue Reading
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