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Nobody wants to have to initiate a lawsuit, but if you’re injured on a construction project in Illinois, doing so may be necessary to help you recoup medical expenses or a loss of earnings or earning potential—possibly even in addition to your Illinois workers’ compensation benefits. There are many parties involved in any given construction …

After you have been injured in a car accident, one of the most important things to figure out is who is responsible for paying the cost of your medical bills. There are a few different ways your medical bills may get paid following an accident, and it will likely depend at least in part on …

Millions of dog bites occur every year in the United States, and while most of the victims are friends or members of the dog-owner’s family, animal attacks can and do cause personal injury to neighbors and strangers throughout the state of Illinois. One common question that arises after such an unfortunate incident is often: can …

In personal injury cases, liability is essentially legal responsibility for an accident or injury. Determining who is liable in a personal injury case can be a very complicated process, but it typically comes down to whether or not someone was negligent. Negligence is a common cause of accidents, and determining legal liability usually starts by …

If you work in Illinois and you sustain or aggravate an injury arising out of and in the course of your employment, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits and should turn to experienced Chicago workers’ compensation attorneys. There are four primary types of workers’ compensation benefits for which you may be eligible. Medical …

Until the recent reforms to Illinois’ workers’ compensation laws, AMA (American Medical Association) guidelines were not a factor to be considered when determining the level of disability in workers’ compensation claims. The Illinois workers’ compensation system now uses the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, so before initiating a claim, it is important to …

The fear of retaliation can be powerful, and it is a potential reason that many workers with legitimate claims may avoid seeking compensation for injuries sustained on the job. Fortunately, under Illinois law, it is illegal for an employer to fire an employee as retaliation for initiating a workers’ compensation claim. It is important to …

Construction workers have a dangerous profession, so unfortunately it is common for injuries to occur on the job. Fortunately, construction workers in Illinois who are injured at work can initiate a workers’ compensation claim. Some of the injuries commonly suffered by construction workers include: Falls – Whether from slipping on the floor or falling from …

The simple answer to the question of whether or not Illinois is a “no fault” state is yes, but the next question you will likely ask is: what exactly does “no fault” mean? In the case of workers’ compensation claims, it means that to be eligible for compensation for an injury, the injury must be …

Two of the most common questions that people ask when seeking workers’ compensation are: “Can I see my own doctor for workers’ compensation claims?” “Can I see a doctor in another state?” There are two factors that determine the answers: referrals and the preference of your employer. Referrals According to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, …


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