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Illinois' workers' compensation law is based on a no-fault system, which means that even if you are at fault for your workplace injury, you are still entitled to full worker’s compensation benefits. If you are being denied, you have every right to hire a Cook County workers' compensation attorney. However, there are some rare cases where the fault is irrevocably yours. When Fault Doesn’t Matter ...

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Accidents are a common occurrence in the workplace. You can fall off a ladder and break your arm, trip over wires and sprain your ankle or get carpal tunnel after years of typing. A workers' compensation lawyer in Antioch can ensure you get the compensation you deserve if your employer refuses to give it. This includes the money you lose in terms of lost wages and medical bills. Why You Should Hire ...

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When you are involved in an auto accident, the furthest thing from your mind are the steps you should take soon after. Even if you are not injured, your mind will be in a daze. However, if your phone is nearby, the first thing you should do is take as many pictures of the scene as soon as possible. This is an important step since those pictures will become critical when you are trying to recover d...

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Being a responsible driver starts by ensuring you carry auto insurance. In fact, it’s illegal to drive without car insurance in the state of Illinois. Yet, as of 2019, around 11.8 percent of the motorists in the state were uninsured.   Whether you forget to renew your policy or had a lapse in your policy for missing a payment, and you get involved in an auto accident, you might be wondering ...

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Workers’ compensation serves as a safety net for employees faced with a work-related injury. It covers their medical bills and rehabilitation costs, and other damages such as lost wages resulting from the injury. They also provide death benefits to dependents of a worker who is killed in a work-related accident. In 2018 alone, around $62.9 billion were paid in workers’ compensation benefits, acco...

Category: Workers Compensation Lawyer,

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Although working conditions have improved over the years, workplace injury remains an ongoing problem for workers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, around 5,333 American employees lost their lives due to a work-related injury in 2019 alone. Even if an injury doesn’t prove fatal, it can lead to injuries that may lead to lost wages and other damages. While Workers’ compensation ...

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If you're an independent contractor, one of your major concerns might be whether you can collect workers' compensation or not. This guide will provide you with a comprehensive answer: Workers' Compensation in Illinois In Illinois, independent contractors are not eligible for workers' compensation. However, the criteria for a person to be called an independent contractor or an employee (employees ar...

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When a workers' compensation claim is denied, it can be quite shocking, but the good news is that it is not the end of the road. A Waukegan workers' compensation attorney can walk you through the appeal case but before that, make sure that your claim was denied without reason. Why workers' Compensation Claims are Denied If you are denied workers' comp benefits, your employer is obligated to send yo...

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According to official stats, around 6.7 million car collisions are reported in the U.S. every year. Being involved in an auto accident can prove traumatic, depending on the injuries sustained. In this guide, we’ll take a look at what you should do when faced with a car accident. Examine Your Injuries Before anything else, determine whether you or someone else needs urgent medical care. In case of...

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There are more than 8 million licensed drivers in the Illinois state, according to Statista. Under state law, drivers are required to carry insurance coverage of $50 per accident and $25,000 per person. Yet, around 11.8% of the drivers in the state are uninsured. So, what happens when you suffer damages in an auto accident, and the other driver carries no insurance? Let’s find out: How Are You ...

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So you have been on a construction site and busted your head open or broke your arm while trying to lift a heavy load at the office, you can claim compensation as long as you follow the right protocol. This includes ensuring the incident is reported to HR, a visit to the doctor that is pre-approved by your employer, and maintaining records of all of your bills and treatments. Chances are that you ...

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According to the Illinois worker's compensation law, insurance companies have the right to send you to a doctor of their choice for a one-time exam. This is called an independent medical examination (IME) and participation is mandatory. If you fail to go, your benefits can be suspended. This includes medical care, physical therapy, prescription pain medication, doctor consultations, etc. Benefits of...

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Many of us will skip the doctor's visit after an accident, especially if the injury seems negligible. Seeing a doctor is important from a healthcare and legal standpoint. What appears a simple headache may exacerbate into a traumatic brain injury, or a cut may get infected if you don't seek immediate healthcare treatment. Besides, your healthcare providers' medical records can serve as valuable evide...

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When driving in snowy weather, you may love the outside view and feel cozy inside the vehicle, but the piling up snow or water can on your path prove outright dangerous for you and your family. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, bad weather and wet, slippery road conditions are responsible for half a million crashes and 2000 fatalities in the US every winter. So what happens when ...

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If your loved one has died due to the negligence or recklessness of someone else's behavior, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit. This lawsuit determines the compensatory money and damages that you should receive due to the wrongful death of your loved one. While money certainly will not help ease your pain, it can reduce your monetary burden and ensure that you remain financially stable. The Basi...

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If you have been injured in a car accident, a slip and fall, or some other incident due to someone else’s reckless or careless behavior, you should be thinking about filing a personal injury case in Illinois’s civil courts. However, it is essential that you know, understand, and comply with the statute of limitations in such a case. The statute of limitations is essentially a deadline before w...

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All businesses operating in Illinois with employees are required to sign up for worker's compensation insurance. This also includes businesses that only hire part-time employees. According to Illinois law, employers have to purchase a policy from an insurance company or get permission to self-insure. What Does Workers' Compensation Cover? Worker's compensation, also known as worker's comp, only cov...

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Most people who get injured at their workplace don’t know that their ability to receive benefits is bound by the Illinois statute of limitations for workers' compensation claims. The statute of limitations is basically a deadline before which a claim needs to be filed. If the injured party fails to file a claim before the deadline mentioned in the statute, then they will not be entitled to receive ...

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Hip replacement surgery is far from a simple or painless procedure. The ideal outcome is if a competent surgeon used appropriately sized components correctly to recreate the precise way the patient’s original hip was positioned. Naturally, imprecision can cause complications. The surgeon may end up using a hip replacement that is not sized correctly which can make one leg longer than the other l...

Category: Hip Injuries and Replacements,

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How To Avoid Bicycle Accidents Bike riding is an exciting and exhilarating way to remain fit, not to mention eco-friendly. However, if you prefer to ride yours everywhere, bear in mind that you are exposed to more than just the elements. Each year, about 2% of motor vehicle crashes that result in death involve bicyclists. Top Bicycle Safety Tips Don’t become part of that statistic! Here are some...

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