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If you have suffered an injury while at your place of employment, it is vital to receive immediate medical attention for your injuries. Under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, the injured worker is generally able to choose his or her own doctor to treat the injury, though your employer may also send you to a …

Although each workers’ compensation case is different and it is difficult to estimate the settlement amount of a particular workers’ compensation case, there are several factors that influence the settlement amount. Since every case is different, trying to estimate based on the average workers’ comp settlement amount in Illinois isn’t helpful. As experienced Chicago workers’ …

We have talked about potential problems when initiating workers’ compensation claims, but what if your claim is denied outright? If that happens, you can work with a Chicago workers’ compensation attorney despite this denial. During this process, it is important to consider the reasons that your claim may have been denied. Why Your Workers’ Compensation …

We have written about workers’ compensation rights in Illinois and about the various benefits you can receive as a result of a workers’ compensation claim, but a topic that we have not yet discussed here is death benefits. While it is always best to discuss this with an experienced Illinois workers’ comp attorney, what follows …

If you are injured in the course of your employment, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. For this reason, Illinois law requires employers to be able to cover the potential expense of such benefits. Most employers will maintain workers’ compensation insurance to provide coverage for employees who are injured on the job. …

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 …

Many employees who seek benefits as a result of work-related injuries run into problems when trying to collect workers’ compensation. The fact is that employers and insurance companies may try to minimize or deny your workers’ compensation claim. For this reason, it is important to know your rights and understand these tactics so you can …

Commercial truck drivers are susceptible to injuries in their line of work just like any other profession, and the nature of the job makes it especially important to understand the Illinois workers’ compensation process. Many truck drivers’ professional experience exclusively involves driving, so if an injury takes away their ability to perform their job, compensation …

You are entitled to certain rights when initiating a workers’ compensation claim in Illinois. Many workers are a little unclear on some of these rights, given recent changes to the law, and that is one of the many reasons to have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney working on your behalf. While Illinois workers’ compensation law …

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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