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MRI’s And Winning Illinois Work Comp Cases

One common, but often bogus defense presented by insurance companies in Illinois work injury cases is that the injured worker had a pre-existing condition.  You’ve probably read some posts on my blog that discuss this, but it’s not unusual for them to allege some dormant injury from a 10+ year old accident is the real … Continue Reading

Illinois Teacher Slip And Falls At Work

I love reading Illinois work comp case law updates. Sometimes the law changes. Sometimes a new case clarifies how existing law should be applied. The other day I read two cases back to back that were similar, but slightly different because one of them involved a teacher. In the first case, a General Mills worker … 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

Don’t File For Work Comp In Illinois If This Happened

Under something called the exclusive remedy provision, workers in Illinois are not generally allowed to sue their employer for injuries sustained while working. It doesn’t matter if your employer was negligent or not. You are able to receive workers’ compensation benefits, but a lawsuit for negligence or even recklessness will likely get thrown out. This … 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

Illinois Work Comp Attorney Bad Settlement Strategy

When it comes to working with an Illinois workers compensation attorney, there isn’t a worse feeling than realizing that the lawyer you hired isn’t fighting for you.  You hired them in the first place to be your advocate and look out for your best interests.  If they aren’t doing that, then what are they there … 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

Does Your Work Comp Lawyer Ignore You?

The biggest problem people have with their Illinois workers compensation lawyers is bad customer service.  Some lawyers are rude. Others don’t fight hard.  And many are terrible about keeping their clients updated or returning phone calls. I’ve heard lots of stories about an attorney not returning multiple phone calls or failing to get back to … 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

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Horror Stories

Because we are experienced Illinois workers compensation attorneys who will talk to anyone for free, we get a lot of calls from people who are already represented by an attorney. We are happy to provide a confidential second opinion and will consider taking over the case if it makes sense for you and us. Most … Continue Reading
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