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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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Can The Insurance Company Subpoena My Taxes?

I don’t want to say that the people who run insurance companies are cartoon villains, but sometimes their minions sure act like there is a crazy evil hand controlling all of their moves. At the start of the case you are likely to get a request for medical record authorization form.  It’s usually a broad … Continue Reading

Can They Make Me Have Surgery With The IME

I’ve written before about the Illinois work comp law principle that says the insurance company can’t make you have surgery if you don’t want to.  Having something like a spine surgery is a big decision and it’s your decision.  If not having the surgery leaves you with permanent restrictions and costs the insurance company more … Continue Reading

Is Your Illinois Work Comp Lawyer Late?

Attorneys are required to do 30 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) every two years. I’m listening to one right now about time management and attorneys and it brings up a great point. In a nutshell, there are a lot of lawyers who are late.  They miss deadlines to email you, to call you, they … Continue Reading

Illinois Work Comp And The FCE

If you have a suffered a work injury in Illinois, the best-case scenario is to receive excellent medical care and recover well enough to return to work without restrictions. Unfortunately not every case works that way.  Sometimes you get “better” but aren’t nearly as healthy as you used to be and can’t do your old … Continue Reading

Illinois Work Comp At A Municipality

A caller to my office had a unique case.  She had hurt her shoulder a while ago while working for a municipality in Illinois.  The medical bills have been accepted and paid.  Compensation was provided for all the time off work. The case has been ready to settle for almost a year and her lawyer … Continue Reading

When Your Case Is Denied, What Do You Do?

Every day across Illinois, hundreds of people get hurt while working.  Most of those injuries are minor and require little to no treatment. Some of those accidents are of course more serious and require significant medical treatment. Because you don’t have to pay a penny for medical care when you are hurt at work and … Continue Reading

IL Work Comp and Urgent Care Centers

I love urgent care facilities. For me.  That’s because it’s cheaper than a regular doctor or the ER and of course quicker too.  So if my kid is sick, but not too sick, it’s a great option. For anyone injured at work in Illinois, these “minute clinics” are a terrible idea.  I had one reader … Continue Reading
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