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Free advice from a Chicago workers compensation attorney on what to do if injured on the job in Illinois. Help all over including Wheaton, Peoria, Decatur, Quad Cities, all of IL for job accidents.

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Injured At Work. What Happens Next?

A reader of our blog contacted us and asked the following: I hurt my back the other day while working in Chicago.  I reported it to my boss and went to the doctor. Do I wait to hear from the insurance company or should I do something else? That’s a good question. There is no … 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

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
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