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Facing a Denied Workers’ Comp Claim? Here’s What to Do Next

It can be challenging to face a workplace injury and disheartening when your workers’ compensation claim is denied. However, there’s no need to feel lost. As a lawyer with extensive experience handling such cases, I’m here to provide the support and guidance you need to appeal a denied claim and secure the compensation you deserve. Understanding the Denial: First and foremost, it’s crucial to understand why your workers’ comp claim was denied. Insurance companies may reject claims for various reasons, from missing paperwork to disputes over the cause of the injury or its severity. As your advocate, my team and      Read more…

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Workers Compensation Facts for Illinois

No-Fault System: In Illinois, workers’ compensation operates on a no-fault basis, meaning you can receive benefits regardless of who caused the accident or injury at work. Coverage for Medical Expenses:  If you’re injured on the job, workers’ comp typically covers medical expenses related to your injury, including doctor visits, hospital stays, medication, and rehabilitation. Temporary Disability Benefits: If your injury prevents you from working while you recover, you may be eligible for temporary disability benefits, which generally cover two-thirds of your average weekly wage. Permanent Disability Benefits: If your injury results in a permanent disability that affects your ability to      Read more…

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Navigating Temporary Disability Benefits in Illinois: Seeking Support After an Injury

Suffering an injury can be a physically and financially challenging experience. If you’ve been injured in Illinois and cannot work temporarily, understanding your rights to temporary disability benefits is crucial. Fortunately, Illinois offers a range of support systems to assist individuals during their recovery process. In this article, we’ll delve into the temporary disability benefits available in Illinois and how seeking the assistance of a personal injury attorney can help you navigate this complex landscape with ease. Understanding Temporary Disability Benefits: Temporary disability benefits in Illinois aim to provide financial support to individuals who cannot work due to a temporary      Read more…

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Understanding Permanent Partial Disability Benefits in Illinois: Your Roadmap to Financial Support

Suppose you’ve suffered a work-related injury in Illinois that has left you with permanent impairments but hasn’t completely prevented you from working. In that case, you may be eligible for Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) benefits. Understanding PPD benefits and how they can support you as you explore your options is essential. What are Permanent Partial Disability Benefits? Permanent Partial Disability benefits are a form of compensation available to workers who have sustained permanent impairments or disabilities due to a work-related injury or illness. Unlike Permanent Total Disability benefits, which are awarded when an individual is entirely unable to work, PPD      Read more…

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Exploring Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Illinois: Understanding Your Options

When a work-related injury or illness occurs, Illinois workers are fortunate to have access to a range of benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation system. These benefits provide financial support and assistance to workers who suffer injuries or illnesses while on the job. Illinois workers comp benefits include Medical, Temporary total disability, Permanent Partial Disability, and Permanent Total Disability benefits. Medical Benefits: Medical benefits cover the costs of necessary medical treatment related to a work-related injury or illness, including doctor’s visits, hospitalization, surgery, prescription medications, physical therapy, and other medical expenses. Illinois workers are entitled to reasonable and necessary medical      Read more…

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Common Work Injuries That Might Have Temporary or Permanent Workers’ Comp Benefits

Each case is unique, and the specific benefits received will depend on factors such as the severity of the injury, the individual’s average weekly wage, and the extent of their disability. It’s essential for individuals who have been injured on the job to report their injuries promptly and seek guidance from a qualified workers’ compensation attorney to ensure they receive the benefits they are entitled to under Illinois law. Here are a few hypothetical examples of individuals who might receive workers’ compensation benefits in Illinois: Construction Worker Injured by Falling Debris: A construction worker is hit by a piece of      Read more…

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Do I Qualify For Workers’ Comp?

If you have been injured at work, you may be wondering if you may qualify for workers’ comp. The truth is you probably do. Assuming that you were in fact injured at work and meet the proper deadlines for applying for benefits, you likely are entitled to workers’ comp. This is a list that may answer some questions if you think you have an unusual situation or aren’t quite sure if you are able to receive workers’ comp.   What if the injury was my fault?: Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system of benefits. In other words, if your workplace injury      Read more…

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What To Do If You Are Injured at Work

If you have been injured at work, you may feel confused as to what to do next and/or how to claim workers’ compensation. Who do you contact to report the injury? When should you talk to a lawyer? What will happen next if you make a claim to workers’ compensation? And what do you do if your employer denies your claim? This is a simple step-by-step list to give a basic overview of what to do if you are injured at work and how to claim workers’ comp. Seek Medical Attention: If you have been injured at work, the first      Read more…

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Barring Witnesses Under Illinois Supreme Court Rule 215

Illinois law has method by which a court can order a civil litigant to undergo physical or mental examination. The point of the rule is to make sure that both sides have the ability to examine a party. In other words, it would not be fair for the defendant if the plaintiff got to pick all of her medical providers and the defendant could not have their own doctor examine the litigant. Illinois Supreme Court rule 215 is a procedure allowing doctors to examine patients. The doctor is supposed to prepare a report within 21 days of the examination. In Batson      Read more…

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The Illinois Supreme Court Says Petitioner Does Not Have to Show Increased Risk from General Public

In Illinois several appellate court cases had held that a petitioner in a workers compensation claim must show that he or she had been exposed to a risk of injury to a degree greater than the public in order to prove a compensable accident.  The Supreme Court in Illinois has now been corrected that rule by holding that an injury victim need only prove he or she got injured and work-related accident. The case is called McAllister vs Illinois Workers Compensation Commission. This case applies to common everyday activities like standing from the kneeling position, bending, reaching, or twisting.  In older      Read more…