Why Hire an Estate Planning Attorney?

Why It’s Best to Hire an Estate Planning Attorney Estate preparation or planning isn’t just something you should do when older. Being proactive about this type of legal and personal planning is something that makes sense at any stage of life. However, it’s not always a DIY process. In fact, it’s often best to hire…

Are Workers Compensation Claims in Illinois Public Record?

It’s fairly common for workers compensation claims in Illinois and other states to be resolved through mutually acceptable settlements. Once a settlement is reached, you’ll receive a specific sum of money in exchange for agreeing not pursue your claim any further. Should you have concerns about such details being public record, the answer can be…

How Workers Compensation Works

Let’s Talk About Workers Compensation and How It Works Illinois is on-par with the national average for workplace injuries, according to 2019 figures reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This basically means your odds of being injured on the job here aren’t any greater than what’s typical in other states. Should you end…

When to Claim Workers Compensation in Illinois

In 2018 alone, private employers in Illinois reported more than 100,000 not-fatal workplace injuries. Injuries of this nature are sometimes serious enough to immediately impede the ability to work. Other times, however, the work-related incidents or issues can present problems that develop later. For this reason, it’s not always clear when it’s best to file…

How Long Can You Get Workers Compensation for in Illinois?

From ongoing medical expenses to a reduction in income due to having to accept a lower paying, less-demanding position, there are many ways a work-related injury can affect your life. If you are in the process of filing a claim or already receiving benefits, it can be helpful to know how long you may get…

Who Pays Workers Compensation in Illinois?

Every year in Illinois, approximately 200,000 on-the-job injuries occur. If you were injured while carrying out work-related duties, workers compensation can be a way to recover costs related to your injuries. Workers’ comp is classified as a type of insurance employers often need to have. If you’ve already filed a claim or had one accepted,…

What To Expect During Your First Consultation With A Personal Injury Lawyer

What Happens When First Meet with a Personal Injury Lawyer? Approximately 40 million doctor office visits per year in the United States are due to unintentional injuries, according to the CDC. Granted, not all of these injuries are the result of somebody else’s negligence. For the ones that are, however, an initial consultation with a…

Are personal injury settlements considered income?

Is a Personal Injury Settlement Taxable Income? Most personal injury cases end with a settlement. If this is what happened with your case, you wonder if the money you received from your settlement is considered income for tax purposes, especially if you received a lump sum payment – which is what typically happens with personal…

COVID-19: We’re still here to help

As we all know, COVID-19 has become a big part of our lives, affecting all of us in some way — from families changing their daily lives and small businesses having to make some major adjustments. Given this uncertain situation, we wanted to let you know that our team is here support McHenry County families…

Illinois statute of limitations for workers compensation claims

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Workers’ Compensation Claims in Illinois? In 2018 alone, there were nearly 3 million workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private employers. If you were recently injured on the job, it’s understandable to want to immediately focus on getting treated and doing what’s necessary to recover. However, many injured…