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Illinois Work Comp At A Municipality

A caller to my office had a unique case.  She had hurt her shoulder a while ago while working for a municipality in Illinois.  The medical bills have been accepted and paid.  Compensation was provided for all the time off work. The case has been ready to settle for almost a year and her lawyer … Continue Reading

Wrongful Death On The Job In Illinois

One of the basic principles of Illinois workers’ compensation law is that you can’t sue your employer for negligence.  Work comp isn’t a lawsuit so while you get those benefits, if your employer was careless and left a wet floor that you slipped on, you don’t have an additional lawsuit. This rule also applies if … Continue Reading

Injured At Work And Then Your Company Closes

Recently Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Deerfield announced that they would be closing, costing 1,000 workers their jobs.  These types of closings happen all of the time of course.  The question is, if you have a work related injury in Illinois and your company shuts down, how does that affect your case? Under Illinois work comp law … Continue Reading

When Illinois Firefighters Are Hurt In Training

Everyone gets that if you are hurt doing your normal job, your injuries should be covered under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act.  So if you are a firefighter and run in to a burning building and tear your meniscus or hurt your neck while doing so, there would hopefully be no dispute that you were … Continue Reading

When Your Case Is Denied, What Do You Do?

Every day across Illinois, hundreds of people get hurt while working.  Most of those injuries are minor and require little to no treatment. Some of those accidents are of course more serious and require significant medical treatment. Because you don’t have to pay a penny for medical care when you are hurt at work and … Continue Reading

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers

While we are workers’ compensation lawyers for Illinois, we do try to help our clients/callers with any injury issues they have.  That’s part of delivering good customer service.  It’s also our job as lawyers to analyze every possible issue.  So while I don’t personally handle medical malpractice cases, if I suspect someone might have a … Continue Reading

Facet Joint Syndrome And Illinois Work Comp

Countless jobs out there cause strain to the joints by repetitive movement. The constant and repetitiveness of standing, bending, twisting, lifting, reaching and walking can actually be a serious detriment to your health. These simple and continual actions can create wear and tear on joints over time causing many to suffer from arthritis, osteoarthritis and … Continue Reading

IL Work Comp and Urgent Care Centers

I love urgent care facilities. For me.  That’s because it’s cheaper than a regular doctor or the ER and of course quicker too.  So if my kid is sick, but not too sick, it’s a great option. For anyone injured at work in Illinois, these “minute clinics” are a terrible idea.  I had one reader … Continue Reading

Uber, Lyft Accidents In Chicago

We are very experienced attorneys who can help you with your injury case.  If you would like our help fill out our contact form or call us at 312-346-5578 for a free consultation. The biggest growing job in the last five years has to be driving for Uber and/or Lyft.  I’ve gotten a couple of … Continue Reading

Why Aren’t I Getting A Settlement Offer?

Under Illinois workers’ compensation law, the insurance company is not required to give you a settlement offer.  We’ve had a bunch of questions lately from people wondering why that haven’t gotten one and there are a ton of reasons why it could be happening.  Here are some scenarios. High wage earner has been getting TTD … Continue Reading
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