Category Archives: Workers’ Compensation Law

Three times former jurors have asked me to represent them

Last year my firm tried a medical malpractice case in St. Clair County.  The outcome was very good for our client.  After the trial we received a lot of compliments from the jurors.  The biggest compliment came a few weeks later when one of the jurors in our case was in a car accident and…
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Work Comp: 3 things to know

History is everything.  Tell your boss and co-workers if youre injured.  Tell them how you were injured; tell them what body part you think you injured.  Do it immediately.  Document it somehow (a for $% from the employer or even and email or text to the boss).  Make certain you tell you doctor or hospital…
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Fire your lawyer!

This week I had a pre-trial conference on a work comp case involving the need for a total knee replacement.  I inherited my client who had fired her previous lawyer.  The client was assaulted by a mental patient resulting in 2 knee surgeries.  The insurance company accepted the case and picked the doctor.  After she…
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Top 5 ways to screw up your work comp claim

Failing to timely report the claim.  You have 45 days to report the accident, but every day that passes hurts your case.  Report it immediately to your supervisor or boss.  Note any witnesses or co-workers who were present when you were hurt.Picking the wrong doctor.  In Illinois work comp claims you only get one choice…
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