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10 Steps to take After a Slip and Fall Injury

Slip and fall injuries can be frustrating. They’re one of the most difficult cases to prove, and they often cause a lot of pain and suffering. While you deserve recompense for your medical bills, as well as the time you’ve spent laid up, it can be hard to obtain that without sticking to specific protocol. […]

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What Different Types of Disability Payments Are There?

Disability payments may just be one of the most difficult workers’ compensation claims to understand. You have to know what kind of injury you have, when it occurred, and how it’s affected your life and your ability to work. Since it’s so difficult to figure out, it can be hard to know if you’re receiving […]

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Injured, Can’t Work, and No SSN—Help!

You have been injured at work and can’t work anymore. You may be unauthorized to work in the United States and you do not have a Social Security card. The most important thing is to know your rights. Are you entitled to workers’ compensation benefits under Illinois Law? Hurt on the Job If you are […]

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I Got Hurt—Why Is My Employer Not Paying the Medical Bills?

A work injury can give you lots to worry about, so it’s even more stressful when you have to worry about the bills being paid. If you’ve gotten a large invoice that you believe your company should have covered through workers’ compensation, you’re likely wondering why they’re not paying medical bills. Is Your Employer Required […]

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Back Pain’s Impact at Work

Back pain isn’t just miserable; it’s a rising cost of doing business in America. The estimated value of the lost productivity hovers around $300 billion, and that doesn’t even touch the medical (or legal) costs. Most back problems result from: excessive or repetitive strain, and poor posture. In other words: Too much Too many Wrong […]

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Holiday Parties and Workers’ Compensation

It’s that time of the year again—companies are throwing holiday parties and hosting marketing events. All with alcohol, and most taking place during the evening. What happens if an employee is injured while attending one of these events? Can the employee receive workers’ compensation benefits, such as temporary disability checks and medical treatment? Can an […]

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Why Is My Employer Disputing My Claim?

A Heavy Load to Lift You were injured on the job, lifting a set of 65 pound boxes of medical equipment ready for shipment. Your supervisor told you it was a rush order to a key customer. Usually, it’s no problem for you to lift that weight. You work out regularly to stay fit. But, […]

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Medical Malpractice: Birth Injuries

When Homecoming Wasn’t Happy Your long awaited baby was just born. But you came home without her, because there were birth injuries during the delivery. Not only are you and your family dealing with the grief that she’s injured, you’re anxious about how you will care for her and the long term effects of the […]

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Work Related Injuries: On Site and Off Site

On Site or Off Site Work Related Injuries Do I Have to Be Injured at Work to Be Eligible for Benefits? I often am asked about whether one must be on a job site or on the work place to file a workers’ compensation case. In fact, you do not have to be injured on […]

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Workers’ Compensation for Temporary Workers

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of people employed by temporary agencies has increased by an average of 21,000 new temporary jobs a month. In April 2013, there were over 2.66 million temporary employed workers and that number has only gone up since then. The vast majority of these temporary workers […]

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