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Winning landmark cases for workers in Chicago and throughout Illinois

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In a landmark Illinois Supreme Court case, Mahoney v. United Airlines, Jason H. Rubens’ is responsible for changing fourteen years of jurisdiction law under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act.

If you have suffered from work related injuries, you should contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney at Rubens Kress & Mulholland. You should also know that you have legal rights that entitle you to the following workers’ compensation benefits:

Workers’ Compensation Rights in Illinois

  • In Illinois, your employer must cover all necessary and reasonable medical bills incurred as a result of your work injuries and in conjunction with your workers’ compensation claim. Generally, you may be treated by up to two doctors of your choice at your employer’s expense, however in 2011 changes were made to the workers’ compensation act that may affect this right. Contact our firm for more details.
  • In Illinois, you are often entitled to collect money for your permanent injuries that occurred within the course of your employment.
  • Your employer may be required to pay you two-thirds of your average weekly wage for any lost time related to your workers’ compensation claim.
  • Any money you receive as a result of an Illinois workers’ compensation claim is tax-free.
  • Workers’ compensation in Illinois is a “no-fault” system. This means that you do not have to prove that your employer was negligent.
  • Repetitive trauma cases, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, are covered under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act.

If you are not able to return to your old job as a result of your work related injuries, your employer has to assist you in finding a new job or pay you a portion of your lost income. If you have to take a lower-paying job as a result of your work injuries, your employer is responsible for paying a portion of the difference in income.

Free consultation, no fee unless you collect.

Workers We Represent


“Matthew Abrams was truly awesome with my claim. He kept me updated about every detail. I didn’t have to sit back and wonder if he forgot about me. Matt truly proved himself to be reliable.”


Experienced Chicago Workers’ Compensation Attorneys


Rubens Kress & Mulholland Team

Rubens Kress & Mulholland are experienced Chicago and Illinois workers’ compensation attorneys, and they have helped numerous clients recover financial settlements or tried their cases in court. Your employer and the insurance companies have attorneys representing them, and it is important that you have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney assisting you.

Jason H. Rubens has managed his Illinois workers’ compensation and personal injury practice since 2001, and he has separated himself from other workers’ compensation attorneys through his compassion for his clients and his aggressiveness for their rights.

If you have suffered a work related injury, contact the Chicago workers’ compensation attorneys at RK&M today.

Free consultation, no fee unless you collect.

Settlement Amounts and Verdicts

  • $1,078.00 per week for life arbitration award for a carpenter/supervisor who suffered a nerve injury with surgery. Found to be permanently and totally disabled for life with a projected total payout of well in excess of $1,000,000.00 based on life expectancy.
  • $354.00 per week for life for a truck driver who had a ruptured bicep tendon and shoulder tear with surgery. Total payout based on Petitioner’s life expectancy is in excess of  $300,000.00.
  • $300,000.00 for a construction worker who suffered a career-ending injury.

Read more on our Workers’ Comp Records of Success page

FAQs about Chicago and Illinois workers’ compensation claims

Does My Employer Have to Cover My Medical Expenses?

Generally, your employer is obligated to cover all necessary and reasonable medical expenses involved in treating your work-related injury. Though your employer is responsible for covering reasonable medical expenses, you are entitled to choose the doctor who treats you (though you are generally limited to two choices of doctors).

Does My Injury Have to Occur on the Job?

The injury does not need to be caused entirely from the course of your employment — you are also eligible for workers’ compensation if performing your job aggravates a pre-existing injury. You do not need to prove negligence on the part of your employer in order to receive compensation. It is also important to note that if you are injured by a third party while on the job, you may be eligible to collect compensation from that party in addition to pursuing a workers’ compensation claim.

Do I Still Get Paid While on Leave for Workers’ Compensation?

Under most circumstances, your employer may be responsible for reimbursing you for two-thirds of your average weekly wage for time missed due to your work-related injury.

Can I Be Fired for Initiating a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

It is against Illinois law for an employer to harass you or terminate your employment because you have initiated a workers’ compensation claim. If you think you have been terminated due to your claim, you should contact an Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer immediately.

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If you are seeking to initiate a workers’ compensation claim in Illinois, turn to a Chicago law office with extensive experience handling such cases. 

Contact our team today to get started on your case. There are no fees unless you collect.

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