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Long and Short Term Disability And IL Work Comp

An injured worker called our office after a serious injury to her neck.  She was freaking out a bit because her employer hadn’t turned in the accident to their insurance carrier.  She was also worried because the employer doesn’t offer short or long term disability (“STD”, “LTD”) and she doesn’t have medical insurance.  So basically … Continue Reading

The Biggest Factor To Win Your Work Comp Trial

Most Illinois workers’ compensation cases don’t go to trial.  They usually settle well before that is a possibility and in some cases they settle right before the case is going to go to hearing. While this is usual for 90%+ of cases, some do go to arbitration.  That happens because there is a real disagreement … Continue Reading

Top Reasons Workers Get Hurt In Illinois

Over the 23 years I’ve been a workers comp attorney in Chicago, I’ve heard some crazy stories of people getting injured on the job.  One person fell on a wet bathroom floor thanks to a co-worker who had clogged the toilet and kept flushing it to make their mistake go away.  Another was making a … Continue Reading

What Are COVID Work Comp Cases Worth In Illinois?

I talk all of the time about how Illinois workers compensation laws change constantly.  Nothing can demonstrate that better than the fact that Coronavirus cases didn’t even exist until a few months ago.  Now they are the most common call we get. With our partners throughout the State, we have been filing cases for COVID … Continue Reading

Illinois Work Comp and Sham Jobs

Some of the ways insurance companies try to defraud you are in plain sight.  They tell you your case is under investigation when it’s really not.  They send a nurse to talk to your doctor when it’s against the law.  These are things that shouldn’t happen under Illinois work comp law, but they do. Whatever … Continue Reading
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