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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 …

In the case of most collisions, you would pursue compensation for property damage and injuries from the insurer of the negligent party; but in situations where the negligent driver is uninsured or underinsured, a passenger in your car may pursue compensation from your own insurer — assuming you have uninsured motorist coverage — even though …

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 get into an auto accident in Chicago or anywhere else in the state, it’s likely that the insurance company of the driver who hit you will contact you asking for a statement of some kind. It is important to be aware that you have no obligation to speak with someone from the insurance …

Not seeking medical attention after sustaining a personal injury can severely weaken your ability to make a successful claim against the responsible party. Even if you are injured due to another person’s negligence, you still have an obligation to take reasonable action to mitigate the effects of those injuries. It is a common tactic for …

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 …

If you have been hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence, you have the right to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim. Disputes in such claims typically revolve around whose negligence caused the injury, comparative fault, and the severity of the injury, and an experienced Illinois personal injury attorney can help you overcome …


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