Category Archives: Workplace Accidents

VICTORY! 5-0 Appellate Court Decision

After 11 years of litigation, the Illinois Appellate Court unanimously ruled in favor of my client! They reversed the lower court, the Work Comp Commission, and the Arbitrator. Our client gets a wage differential that pays him for life (4 spine surgeries later). His case is so old that it was before the amendments which…
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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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