The Law Offices of Michael J. Helfand L.L.C.

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One of the things that makes us unique is that we will talk to anyone about their Illinois work injury and will answer your questions.  A lot of those questions end up as blog posts, but some of them are great questions that wouldn’t make a great blog post.  So every now and then we like to compile a list of those questions and tell our readers what our answers are.  So in no particular…
We are Chicago attorneys who help people with legal matters throughout Illinois. If you would like our help please call us at 800-517-1614 or fill out our contact form and we will call you. All communication is free and confidential. Workers’ Compensation laws vary by state.  Some heavily favor the insurance company and employers, others are stronger for workers. Illinois has common sense workers’ compensation laws that are very strong for workers legitimately hurt on…
A settlement demand is the process in which your attorney writes to the insurance company and/or their attorney and tells them what they think your case is worth and why.  In some areas of law like medical malpractice, attorneys will ask for way more than what they think the case is worth.  There are some Illinois work comp attorneys who take that strategy and think they are negotiating geniuses by giving themselves “some room to…
If you have ever had surgery, you know that you’ll likely have a wound scar and additional scar tissue will develop.  For most people other than the visibility of it, it’s not a problem.  Every now and then though it can cause excessive itching and some pain. In those cases where the surgery is from a work injury, under Illinois work comp law you’d be entitled to plastic surgery to try and stop the problem.…
If a loved one has passed, the last thing you need is an unnecessary headache.  You are grieving and trying to get the pieces of your life back in place.  People should be sensitive to you at that time and not give you any unwanted stress. Despite all of this, people who are entitled to payouts for life insurance policies are denied payment without reason.  So the question is why does this happen so often?…
Most of the work comp lies I’ve written about involve insurance companies not telling the truth about Illinois work comp law or lazy attorneys telling clients how hard it is to go to trial (it’s not) because they don’t want to do the work needed to get the job done. The other day I heard a new one though.  A woman called me after receiving a text from someone that told her there is money…