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Getting Medical Treatment After A FCE

A functional capacity evaluation or FCE is an often day long process where an occupational therapist puts you through a series of tests to determine what your work capabilities are and if you need any physical restrictions.  So if you ever hear about someone having permanent restrictions of no lifting more than 20 pounds (or … Continue Reading

How The IME Can Take Away Your Benefits

There is an infamous doctor in the Chicago area who does not believe that most job duties, including typing, can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. If a client calls me who is a secretary or in another job that types all day and I know that they are being sent to this doctor by an insurance … 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

FAQ’s About Going To An IME

One of the rights employers and insurance companies have under Illinois workers’ compensation law is requiring that you see a doctor of your choosing.  You might get a letter asking you to go to a Section 12 exam or independent medical examination (“IME”).  It’s a one time exam with a doctor who is supposed to … Continue Reading

IDOT Worker Injuries

The Illinois Department of Transportation (“IDOT”) employees over 4,800 workers and while some of them are paper pushers, most are working to make sure that our bridges and roads are safe.  Their work can be as simple as removing roadway debris to as serious as making repairs. Because these are often heavy labor jobs there … Continue Reading
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