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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

Chronic Pain And Illinois Workers Compensation

We are experienced work injury attorneys who since 2001 have helped tens of thousands of injured Illinois workers. If you would like to speak with a lawyer for free, fill out our contact form or call us at 888-705-1766. Chronic pain is pain that a person experiences on a daily or weekly basis for at … Continue Reading

Truck Drivers And Hip Injuries

Over the last 25 years, I’ve helped thousands of truck drivers who have had work-related injuries. The most common one we see is when a driver falls off their truck. It’s not unusual as drivers are regularly elevated and have to step or jump down.  Those falls can lead to all sorts of injuries including … Continue Reading

Degenerative Disc Disease And Workers’ Compensation

We are experienced Illinois workers’ compensation attorneys who fight for their clients. If you would like to speak with an attorney for free, please call us at 888-705-1766. Getting older has its pros and cons. One downside is that as the body ages, its joints begin to wear down. Most people think of gradual wear … Continue Reading

Proving Your Job Aggravated Your Back Condition

We are experienced Illinois workers compensation attorneys who will talk to you for free.  If you would like to speak with an attorney for free, fill out our contact form or call us at 312-346-5578.  We help with cases everywhere in Illinois. One tactic Illinois work comp insurance companies try to use to fight legitimate … Continue Reading

Illinois Work Injuries In Confined Spaces

Typically speaking, if you sit at a desk all day or walk around for work, if you develop neck problems you will have a hard time showing that your job increased your risk of injury. If you can’t do that, you can’t win work comp benefits in Illinois. That can be frustrating. I sit at … Continue Reading

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
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