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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

Cellulitis and Illinois Workers Compensation Cases

Cellulitis is an infection, caused by bacteria, both of the skin and under the skin. This infection can get deep into the skin layers causing major damages when left untreated. Typically, this bacterial infection, similar to staph or MRSA, starts when there is a break of some sort in your skin. Skin ulcers, surgical wounds, … Continue Reading

Illinois Work Injuries When You Take A Risk

Taking shortcuts and exposing yourself to unnecessary dangers can ruin your chances in an Illinois worker’s compensation case. Especially if your injury is a direct result of your short cut or self-imposed risk. Take for instance the case of Dodson v. Industrial Commission. In this case, an employee was injured while walking to her car, … Continue Reading

Tennis Elbow and Illinois Workers Compensation

Tennis elbow isn’t just for the Williams sisters. In fact, the majority of people diagnosed with lateral epicondylitis (AKA tennis elbow) have never played a game of tennis in their lives. When repetitive motions overuse the tendons in your elbow, the painful condition begins. Usually the pain is felt where your forearm muscles meet the … Continue Reading

Neuropathy And Illinois Work Comp Law

Jobs that require you to use repetitive motions of different body parts can cause major damage to your nerves. One of the nerve issues could be peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is typically diagnosed after some sort of damage has occurred to the nerves in your body. This damage could be from a sudden impact such … Continue Reading

Sick Building Syndrome and Illinois Work Comp

Is your workplace making you sick, literally? We all have those days were the white lights and glare of the computer monitor just physically drains our bodies.  That’s not likely a compensable work related injury.  But what if something about the building you work in is causing you problems? Sick building syndrome is a real … Continue Reading

IL work comp – when your boots cause an injury

We’ve blogged before about injuries from having to wear certain footwear (e.g. steel toed boots, high heels) that causes a problem.  We’ve also talked about the fact that while the general act of standing or walking at work isn’t a case, it can be if exceptions are met.  This includes having to walk long distances … Continue Reading

Illinois Workers’ Compensation and Labrum Tears

I’ve torn my rotator cuff and hurt my back.  I’m all better now.  Being a runner, I worry about hurting my back again, an Achilles injury and very painful labrum tears.  Let’s talk about that one and how it relates to Illinois workers’ comp. Labrum tears happen in the shoulder and the hip. In the … Continue Reading

How To Win A Repetitive Trauma Typing Case

We are Chicago workers’ compensation lawyers. We’ve created an Illinois wide network of tough, experienced attorneys who will fight for you.  If you need a lawyer or just have questions call us at (312) 346-5578 or fill out the form to the right. It’s free to contact us and we help everywhere in Illinois. Repetitive … Continue Reading

Concussions and Illinois Work Injuries

My guess is that if you watch sports, play sports or have a kid who plays sports you have thought about concussions at some point in the last year.  It’s all over the news.  Not just football, but soccer, wrestling, basketball, cheer-leading and many other activities. We’ve come to understand that a concussion isn’t a … Continue Reading

Occupational Therapy And Illinois Workers Compensation

Sometimes the more important question a doctor should be asking is “What matters to you” opposed to “What is the matter with you”. That is where occupational therapy comes in to a comprehensive treatment plan after you have been injured on the job in Illinois.  While most doctors will focus on healing the injury itself, … Continue Reading

Intersection Syndrome & Illinois Work Comp

Overuse and injury may cause some major issues with your body when you have a physical job or one that is repetitive in nature. One of those injuries could be intersection syndrome. This syndrome is typically diagnosed due to overuse or physical activities that require large amounts of forearm use. Some common physical actions that … Continue Reading

Work Comp Benefits For Catastrophic Injuries

I’ve had the pleasure of representing a great guy who had a terrible injuries.  Due to a fall he became paralyzed from the waist down at a really young age.  He’s a role model for how to deal with such a serious injury and I’m not sure that I could come close to living the … Continue Reading
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