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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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How Does Workers’ Compensation Work In Illinois?

We have been helping injured Illinois workers since 1997.  Call 312-346-5578 to speak with an attorney for free. A rather flustered and recently injured Illinois worker called me with a very direct question. “How does workers’ compensation work in Illinois?” they asked. They were flustered because they had been recently hurt on the job, and … Continue Reading

Does Your Lawyer Have A File On You?

One rather vague thing I say to injured Illinois workers is that if you discover that your attorney isn’t doing a good job, you should switch law firms before it’s too late.  The response I get to that is usually something like, “How will I know they are doing a bad job?” That’s a great … Continue Reading

IL Work Comp – It’s OK To Be Scared

One thing about Illinois workers’ compensation cases that I don’t think outsiders get is that these cases are real life.  If you’ve worked a labor job your whole life and now at 50 you have a major injury, you will feel like your life is on the line. That’s a normal feeling.  If you are … Continue Reading

Can My Lawyer Send Me To An IME?

I’m happy to answer any Illinois workers’ compensation for free. There truly is no such thing as a dumb question. I love talking to anyone, but especially enjoy it when people ask me things I rarely hear or in this case, something I’ve never been asked before. Here’s what the question was: My worker’s compensation … Continue Reading

Illinois Workers Comp, How To Give Proper Notice

While Illinois workers’ compensation laws are generally employee friendly, there are requirements that workers must follow if they are hurt on their job. If they don’t, they can lose their rights to benefits even if they otherwise would have had a good case. At the outset of a case, you are required by the Illinois … Continue Reading