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The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act holds that your employer is not allowed to threaten, fire, or otherwise retaliate against you for initiating a workers’ compensation claim, but that doesn’t mean that it never happens. This possibility is just one of many reasons why you should seek the help of an experienced Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer …

Injuries don’t just appear out of thin air — they all have a cause. Repetitive stress injuries can come from office jobs just as back injuries can come from manual labor. The first thing you should do if you are hurt is to seek medical attention — not only can you start the road to …

It is understandable that you might want to put your personal injury or workers’ compensation claim behind you and move on with your life, but all you can do to ensure that your case proceeds smoothly is to listen to your attorney and do the right things. Whether you are working with an Illinois personal …

Your Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer will work hard to get you the compensation that you deserve, but it is important to take steps to ensure that you do not hurt the prospects of your claim. Here are some things that you should NOT do while seeking workers’ compensation benefits: Lie. It goes without saying that …

You cannot collect workers’ compensation and sue your employer for a work-related injury — but what if you just want to pursue a lawsuit without collecting works’ comp benefits for a workplace injury? In most cases, you cannot do that, either. An experienced Chicago workers’ compensation attorney can tell you why. Why Can’t I Sue …

If you feel that you were injured at work and your claim is being denied and you therefore cannot afford to see a doctor, your lawyer can file a motion in court. If you win this motion, the arbitrator will order the workers’ compensation insurance company to pay for your medical treatment. Consequently, if you …

While you cannot accept workers’ compensation benefits and unemployment benefits simultaneously in Illinois, you may be eligible to collect unemployment while your workers’ comp claim is being disputed. An experienced lawyer from a Chicago workers’ compensation law firm can help your pursue a claim and advise you on the benefits to which you may be …

If you initiate a workers’ compensation claim and you return to work, your employer is required to make reasonable accommodations for you to do your job — but what if you cannot do your job, even with such accommodations? If that is the case, you are entitled to vocational rehabilitation benefits to help prepare you …

On January 20, 2006, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled on Mahoney vs. Illinois Industrial Commission. Robert Mahoney had suffered a work-related injury while working for United Airlines in the company’s Orlando, Florida facility, but he had been hired in the state of Illinois. At issue was whether Mr. Mahoney could collect workers’ compensation benefits in …

If you have been injured at work, you have the right to initiate a workers’ compensation claim. Some of the most common disputes to arise while pursuing such a claim are differences over when to return to work, the extent of the injury or disability, and prior injuries. An experienced Illinois workers’ comp lawyer can …


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