Category Archives: Workplace Accidents

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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