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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

Truck Driver Leg And Foot Injuries

If you would like to speak to a work injury attorney for free, call us at 888-705-1766 or fill out our contact form and we will call you. We have helped thousands of truck drivers over the years with workers’ compensation cases.  Many of these are based out of Illinois.  Others were injured while traveling … Continue Reading

Hearing Loss And Illinois Workers’ Compensation

Hearing loss cases are unique because we all are exposed to loud noises at various times of the day.  If you live in Chicago it’s probably worse for you than if you live in a more rural area like Champaign or Belleville, but no matter where you are, there are likely cars honking, people yelling, … Continue Reading

Putting On Your Seat Belt Can Be A Work Injury

We are Chicago work comp attorneys who will talk to you for free about any Illinois work comp case. If we can’t help, we likely no somebody who can.  Call us any time at 312-346-5578 for a free consultation or fill out our contact form and we’ll call you. A common misconception is that if … Continue Reading

An IME When You Have Two Injuries

Most Illinois work comp cases involve an injury to one body part.  If you are off work for that work injury, an IME doctor would look at whatever body part is injured when they examine you on behalf of the insurance company. In some claims though you could injure two body parts.  It’s really common … Continue Reading

Arthritis and Illinois Work Injury Cases

They say the only sure things in life are death and taxes.  But now that I’m 48, I know that the third sure thing is arthritis.  You might have a mild case, but as you get older you will likely get swelling or tenderness in one of your joints.  That’s arthritis.  You wake up and … Continue Reading

Illinois Millwright Wins Workers’ Compensation Case

We are experienced Illinois work comp attorneys who care about our clients. If you would like our help, we have a state wide network of tough, experienced attorneys.  Please call us any time at 312-346-5578 for a free consultation. Working as a millwright is one of the most dangerous jobs out there.  They are some … Continue Reading

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
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