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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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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

IDOT Worker Injuries

The Illinois Department of Transportation (“IDOT”) employees over 4,800 workers and while some of them are paper pushers, most are working to make sure that our bridges and roads are safe.  Their work can be as simple as removing roadway debris to as serious as making repairs. Because these are often heavy labor jobs there … Continue Reading

When Your Illinois Work Comp Case Is Denied

Here is a fairly common scenario: You are at work and lift something.  You feel a pain in your back like you’ve never felt before.  You report it immediately to your supervisor and try to treat the problem with rest and pain pills.  Five days later it’s not better, it’s getting worse and you go … Continue Reading

IL Work Comp – How To Beat An IME Exam

A caller to my office told me that he was hurt at work and receiving benefits for a knee injury.  His doctor wants to do surgery, but before the insurance company would approve it, they want him to see an IME (independent medical examination) doctor. He’s heard stories about how many of these physicians are … Continue Reading

Is Your Work Comp Attorney Giving You Love?

Happy Valentine’s Day!  It’s unethical (and gross) for an attorney to be in a romantic relationship with a client.  But that doesn’t mean your lawyer shouldn’t give you love. By “give you love” I mean your attorney should care about you.  How can they do that? Do they return your phone calls? Are they talking … Continue Reading
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