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…

When to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

When to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit? Technically, a personal injury lawsuit can be filed any time after an accident has occurred involving the negligence of another party. So, just when should you consider filing a lawsuit? Generally, if the incident was minor, filing a lawsuit is a last resort. Below, we explore the topic…

When Will My Personal Injury Case Be Settled?

When Will My Personal Injury Case Be Settled? If you’ve already initiated a personal injury case, you may be wondering when it will be settled. The “clock” for a personal injury case typically starts ticking when a lawsuit is filed and legal actions need to take place. As for when your case might be settled,…

Workers Compensation for Contractors: What You Need to Know

Being a contractor in Illinois means work arrangements can vary. Some contractors work directly for an employer, but others do their work independently. Another possibility for contractors is to be hired seasonally or as a sub-contractor. Whether or not you are covered by workers’ compensation insurance will depend on just how you do your work…

Are workers compensation cases public record?

The average person changes jobs anywhere from 5 to 7 times during their working lifetime. This is a move that could present some challenges if you are switching jobs after having workers’ compensation issues with a previous employer. Even if your employer was found to be responsible for the incident, you may have concerns about…

Get Medical Care of Pending Case with Temporary Disability Benefits

Getting Proper Medical Care While Your Case Is Pending with Temporary Disability Benefits It can take time to recover enough from strains, sprains, tears, lingering pain or soreness, severe cuts or lacerations, and other common workplace injuries to be able to safely return to work. If you know it’s going to take some time to…

How Much is My Case Worth?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately half of all private industry injuries and illnesses are considered severe. Regardless of the specifics involved with your workplace injury, you might also be wondering just how much your workers compensation case is worth. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, but there are some things…

Will I lose my job if I file a workers compensation case?

Will I Lose My Job If I File a Workers Comp Claim? Did you sustain one of the nearly 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries or illnesses that occurs each year in the United States? If so, then might be wondering if you could lose your job if you file a workers compensation claim. The short…