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Work Comp Act Section 21

(820 ILCS 305/21) (from Ch. 48, par. 138.21) Sec. 21. No payment, claim, award or decision under this Act shall be assignable or subject to any lien, attachment or garnishment, or be held liable in any way for any lien, debt, penalty or damages, except the beneficiary...

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Work Comp Act Section 18

(820 ILCS 305/18) (from Ch. 48, par. 138.18) Sec. 18. All questions arising under this Act, if not settled by agreement of the parties interested therein, shall, except as otherwise provided, be determined by the Commission. Claims from current and former employees of...

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Work Comp Act Section 17

(820 ILCS 305/17) (from Ch. 48, par. 138.17) Sec. 17. The Commission shall cause to be printed and furnish free of charge upon request by any employer or employee such blank forms as may facilitate or promote efficient administration and the performance of the duties...

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Work Comp Act Section 15

(820 ILCS 305/15) (from Ch. 48, par. 138.15) Sec. 15. The Commission shall report in writing to the Governor on the 30th day of June, annually, the details and results of its administration of this Act, and may prepare and issue such special bulletins and reports from...

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Work Comp Act Section 11

(820 ILCS 305/11) (from Ch. 48, par. 138.11) Sec. 11. The compensation herein provided, together with the provisions of this Act, shall be the measure of the responsibility of any employer engaged in any of the enterprises or businesses enumerated in Section 3 of this...

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Repetitive Trauma and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is due mainly to compression of the median nerve in the wrist area. This nerve runs from the forearm to the hand and the syndrome's symptoms usually start gradually with weakness or numbness in the hand, but can worsen into constant tingling and...

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Birth Injury Attorneys in Chicago

An injury to the brachial plexus can leave your child injured for life. If you feel that your child's injury resulted from medical malpractice, the Chicago Brachial Plexus lawyers at the Epstein Law Firm are here to help you explore your legal options. We have the...

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Burn and Scar Injury Cases

A severe burn is one of the most painful injuries you can suffer. In traumatic burn cases, permanent scarring and the loss of facial features, fingers and toes can occur. A scar from a severe burn can take up to two years to heal before cosmetic surgery can begin. Our...

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Spinal Cord Injury

A catastrophic injury can affect virtually anyone at anytime. Paraplegia—a spinal cord injury that results in the complete paralysis of the lower body—is one of the most devastating and unfortunate types of catastrophic injuries that an accident victim can sustain....

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Neck Injuries

Neck injuries can be caused by trauma, such as a car or truck accident, fall or work injury, sporting injury, or from infection, medical malpractice. The Chicago injury and workers' compensation lawyers at The Epstein Law Firm urge anyone suffering from a back or neck...

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