Tag Archives: Illinois workers’ compensation commission

Proving De Quervain’s, Trigger Thumb Is Work Related

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a common and painful condition that affects the tendons (tissue that connects muscles to bones) of the wrist. Symptoms of de Quervain’s tenosynovitis include: Pain near the base of your thumb Swelling near the base of your thumb Difficulty moving your thumb and wrist when you’re doing something that involves grasping or … Continue Reading

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

Illinois Maximum TTD and PPD Rates Have Changed

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission has updated the minimum and maximum benefits rates. The Commission provides these updates twice a year. These benefits rates are the upper and lower limits on the amount a person can receive on a weekly basis if he/she is not able to earn their regular wages because of a work … Continue Reading

If Your Case Is Ready To Settle, Now Is The Time

I publish something like this post every year at this time, but do it because it’s so important. If you want to settle your Illinois workers’ compensation claim and your case should be settled (meaning you aren’t receiving treatment any more and are either back to work or have done a long time job search) … Continue Reading
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