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Illinois Workers Compensation And Bedsores

We are Chicago attorneys who help people with cases everywhere in Illinois.  If you would like our help, fill out our contact form or call us at 312-346-5578 to speak with an attorney for free. It doesn’t happen in a lot of workers’ compensation cases in Illinois, but in some where a worker has a … Continue Reading

Legionnaires Disease and Illinois Work Comp Laws

Injuries at work are unavoidable. Workers in Illinois and elsewhere get hurt on average every seven seconds.  You can do things to try and prevent yourself from getting hurt while lifting.  You can use special care while walking on a slippery floor. What workers can’t prepare for are airborne disease and bacteria that they can’t … Continue Reading

A Contender For The Biggest Lie Of 2019

I’ve written a lot about Illinois work comp lies. I haven’t done it in a while because I haven’t heard a new one.  Most are the same ones over and over.  Stuff like: lying what the case is worth; saying that these cases always take years; telling you that you will get nothing at trial. … Continue Reading

Do You Need To Go To A Second IME?

A reader of the blog had a very interesting situation.  He had been hurt at work and right after he was injured, the insurance company sent him for an IME.  That hired gun doctor said he was fine and could go back to work. Fortunately this injured worker was smart enough to seek out his … Continue Reading

Hey Look, An Illinois Work Comp Attorney Does It Right

Not in every Illinois work comp case, but in many of them, insurance companies deny benefits for no reason or in really bad faith and it’s obvious.  When that happens, your lawyer should file a petition for penalties and fees which can punish them for their bad behavior.  For some reason, these petitions get filed … Continue Reading

When Your Job Keeps Hurting You Over And Over

I love to run.  I’m also a klutz so I get injured a lot.  I’ve had problems with my foot, ankle, knee, thigh, calf, hamstring and back, all from running.  It sounds like I need a new hobby, but I’m addicted to exercise.  Whenever I’ve gone to a doctor about the problems I get the … Continue Reading

Chicago Area Bar Tries To Rob Its Own Bartender

One defense to an injured worker claiming that they got hurt on the job is to say that they weren’t really an employee, but rather an independent contractor.  Many businesses do this falsely to help themselves cheat on their taxes, avoid paying benefits and full wages and in some cases avoid workers’ compensation claims. We … Continue Reading
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