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Top Reasons Workers Get Hurt In Illinois

Over the 23 years I’ve been a workers comp attorney in Chicago, I’ve heard some crazy stories of people getting injured on the job.  One person fell on a wet bathroom floor thanks to a co-worker who had clogged the toilet and kept flushing it to make their mistake go away.  Another was making a … Continue Reading

Repetitive Injuries For Union Workers

A Union pipe fitter in Chicago called me with questions about his back and shoulder injuries. He had been in the trade for over 20 years and while he had never filed a workers’ compensation claim, his body was starting to break down from all of the work. Due to the nature of his job, … Continue Reading

Hernia From Working In Illinois

If you’ve never had a hernia before, you may not know exactly what it is or may just think of it as a pulled muscle. But a hernia is a bit more serious than that. Put simply, a hernia is a hole in the muscle layer of the abdominal wall. Through that hole, tissue, fat … Continue Reading

Illinois Workers Compensation And Bedsores

We are Chicago attorneys who help people with cases everywhere in Illinois.  If you would like our help, fill out our contact form or call us at 312-346-5578 to speak with an attorney for free. It doesn’t happen in a lot of workers’ compensation cases in Illinois, but in some where a worker has a … Continue Reading

Legionnaires Disease and Illinois Work Comp Laws

Injuries at work are unavoidable. Workers in Illinois and elsewhere get hurt on average every seven seconds.  You can do things to try and prevent yourself from getting hurt while lifting.  You can use special care while walking on a slippery floor. What workers can’t prepare for are airborne disease and bacteria that they can’t … Continue Reading

When Your Job Keeps Hurting You Over And Over

I love to run.  I’m also a klutz so I get injured a lot.  I’ve had problems with my foot, ankle, knee, thigh, calf, hamstring and back, all from running.  It sounds like I need a new hobby, but I’m addicted to exercise.  Whenever I’ve gone to a doctor about the problems I get the … Continue Reading

Illinois Workers Compensation and Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is no joke.  It can take an otherwise healthy and active person and make them lethargic.  Most start with a simple rash, but some suffer from severe headaches, neck stiffness, muscle pain, facial palsy, heart palpitations, dizziness and shortness of breath. In the worst cases you can have a brain injury that could … Continue Reading

4th Of July Work Comp Injuries

Happy 4th!  Hopefully you don’t have to work today.  We are open via our answering service or contact form if you want to talk to an attorney.  In the meantime, here are the top 10 4th of July injuries I’ve seen in my 20+ years as a work comp lawyer. Fireworks accidents. You’d expect this.  … Continue Reading

Burn Injuries On The Job In Illinois

Many Illinois work comp cases are denied without reason. They will say you have a pre-existing condition or that you were hurt away from the job.  One of the hardest cases for an insurance company to deny is a burn injury. The reason it’s hard for them to deny these cases is that a burn … Continue Reading

Stress Fractures And Illinois Workers Compensation Law

It’s official: The most common cause of workplace injury is working too hard. Okay, perhaps that is an extreme way to put it, but records continuously show through the years that the most common cause of workplace injury is overexertion. Overexertion includes tasks involving repetitive motion, which in turn, can temporarily, or even permanently, injure … Continue Reading

Chicago Worker Falls Off A Truck And Gets $21 Million

Last month, a truck driver was awarded $21,600,000.00 in a lawsuit that stemmed from him falling off his truck, hitting his head and getting a traumatic brain injury (TBI).  How is this possible? This case happened because it wasn’t just a workers’ compensation case and his lawyers did a great job of identifying that not … Continue Reading

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
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