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A reader asked us a long question that I will shorten for the blog.  The question was essentially: Do you need a doctor to say carpal tunnel came from working on your job or can you beat a case due to the type of work a person has performed for many years? It’s a good question.  You’d think that if the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission has found hundreds of cases of typing all day or…
A reader asks: I’ve been on comp for a while and want to move out of Illinois for a couple reasons. First, I’m not happy with my doctors. Second, I have some family issues to take care of in the state I want to move to. Will it hurt my case if I leave Illinois? The answer is it depends. If your biggest concern is your case you need to ask the following questions: 1.…
We are Chicago based work injury attorneys who cover all of Illinois.  If you would like our help fill out our contact form or call us at 312-346-5578 for a free consultation. When it comes to hiring a lawyer for a work injury, the most important qualification for them to have is that their focus be on handling work injury cases.  In our opinion, hiring a lawyer who does work comp, but also divorce or…
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 tell me that she had been off work for two weeks with a back injury and was set to see…
I get calls all of the time from business owners.  I try to politely tell them that I only represent injured workers and can’t answer their questions. Some offer to pay me and I decline.  It’s just not what I do. At least one Illinois work comp defense firm doesn’t work the same way. I know this because a client of theirs called me with a major injury.  There is a huge offer on the…
As attorneys, we are required to take continuing legal education classes (CLE), 30 hours every two years.  The other day I was listening to a webinar and the topic was customer service. It’s a topic I write about a lot because I get so frustrated by work comp firms in Illinois that don’t deliver customer service.  They don’t return phone calls, don’t answer questions, don’t treat the clients with respect, they lie, etc.  It works…
We are very experienced attorneys who can help you with your injury case.  If you would like our help fill out our contact form or call us at 312-346-5578 for a free consultation. The biggest growing job in the last five years has to be driving for Uber and/or Lyft.  I’ve gotten a couple of calls lately from drivers who were injured in an accident while driving for these companies.  It’s a good news, bad…
We’ve helped a lot of Amazon employees over the last few years.  They are working so hard and moving so many products that they sustain a lot of injuries. In fact Amazon was named one of the 12 most dangerous places to work.  We’ve been a part of numerous recoveries for many Illinois Amazon workers. So I was shocked to read an article recently that says Amazon is refusing to file claims for injured
One of the first classes I took in law school was on criminal defense.  It wasn’t the area of law for me, but one of the principles taught really resonated with me.  The professor emphasized that everyone has a right to have their case heard. Lawyers should get this and if there is any employer that shouldn’t resent a legitimate workers’ compensation claim it’s a law firm. And yet in the last month I’ve talked…
Under Illinois workers’ compensation law, the insurance company is not required to give you a settlement offer.  We’ve had a bunch of questions lately from people wondering why that haven’t gotten one and there are a ton of reasons why it could be happening.  Here are some scenarios. High wage earner has been getting TTD benefits for a serious injury that prevents her from going back to work.  She’s done treating and her lawyer made…