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Illinois Work Comp And Labrum Tears

We hear from people in Illinois looking for workers’ compensation advice related to the painful labrum tears that they suffered on the job. Some have a torn shoulder labrum and others have a torn hip labrum. In the shoulder, the labrum is a thick piece of tissue or cartilage that is attached to the rim … Continue Reading

Illinois Work Comp And New Injuries

When people call us about their Illinois workers’ compensation questions, we hear a lot of great ones. Sometimes people want to know what happens if they have a new injury. This could mean that they re-injure a body part that they already have a case on or if something new arises. It’s a really good … Continue Reading

Back Surgery In 2011, Back Hurting In 2023

One of the biggest misunderstood features of Illinois workers’ compensation law has to do with prior injuries and how they affect you now. Take for example a factory worker who contacted us recently. She had back surgery in 2011 after a car accident. She made a complete recovery and hasn’t seen a doctor for back … Continue Reading

PTSD And Illinois Work Comp Cases

We have all heard the acronym “PTSD” which stands for post-traumatic stress disorder. But what does it really mean? Can you get PTSD on the job? And if so, can you get compensated under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act for that? PTSD is a health condition that describes the physical and emotional aftereffects of a … Continue Reading

Options When You Are Assaulted At Work In Illinois

We have been helping injured workers in Illinois since 1997 and help everywhere in IL via our state-wide network of experienced attorneys. If you would like a free consultation, you can call us any time at 888-705-1766. You will speak with an attorney and get direct, honest advice. I recently had a chat with an … Continue Reading

Illinois Work Comp, Proving You Have An Injury

We are experienced Illinois work comp lawyers who have created a state-wide network of lawyers who do a great job and care about their clients. If you would like a free consultation with an attorney, call us any time at 312-346-5578. My grandma was my favorite person. I got to spend a lot of time … Continue Reading

How To Get A Causal Connection Opinion

One of the basic facts about Illinois work comp law is that you have to prove that your injury is “causally connected” to your job. In plain English, that means your injury is related, at least in part, to your job activities. There are a few different ways to prove this. Sometimes your words alone … Continue Reading

Snapping Hip Syndrome, Illinois Workers Compensation

Snapping hip syndrome (SHS) is a hip disorder also known medically as coxa saltans. A person with snapping hip syndrome may hear a snapping sound or feel a snapping sensation in their hip when they walk, run, get up from a chair or swing their leg around. SHS develops primarily from overuse. The muscle tendons … Continue Reading

Light Duty And Home Health Care Workers In Illinois

There are some calls we get from injured Illinois workers where I can guess the injury before they tell me what happened. One such situation involves home healthcare workers. These nursing specialists do incredible work. They provide convenient care in the patient’s home doing a wide variety of services such as bathing, administering medicine, wound … Continue Reading

Bursitis In Illinois Workers Compensation Cases

Do you have bursitis? Do you think it’s related to your job? We can likely help. We are experienced Illinois work injury lawyers.  If you want to speak with a lawyer for free, you can contact us any time at 888-795-1766. There isn’t any type of injury that we haven’t seen or helped with in … Continue Reading

Proving A Repetitive Trauma Shoulder Injury In Illinois

Do you have a shoulder injury that you think is work related? We are experienced Illinois work comp attorneys who will talk to you for free and in plain English. If you’d like a no commitment, confidential and free consultation, please call us any time at 888-705-1766.  We help with cases everywhere in Illinois. There … Continue Reading

Sexual Assault On The Job In Illinois

Have you been sexually assaulted while working? We can help and will treat you with dignity and respect. Call us at 312-346-5578 to speak with an experienced lawyer for free and in confidence. A recent caller had a horrific experience while working. Her boss came up and cupped her breasts from behind and started kissing … Continue Reading

Chondromalacia And Illinois Workers Compensation

Most people have heard the phrase “torn cartilage” before. Usually you hear it when there are reports about athlete injuries. It’s actually a really common Illinois work injury too. Most people don’t know what it means exactly. Cartilage is a soft, rubbery tissue that covers the ends of bones inside joints. Cartilage acts as a … Continue Reading

RSI And Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law

When you get into workers’ compensation cases there are so many abbreviations that become second nature for attorneys, but can at first be confusing for injured workers if they haven’t heard of them before. MMI, IME, FCE, TTD.  Those are just four of the terms that come up a lot in Illinois work comp cases … Continue Reading