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…

How Are Your Medical Bills Covered with At-Fault Insurance?

At-fault insurance usually doesn’t pay for medical bills until the end of the case. Your vehicle medical coverage or your health insurance will pay at first. With a motor vehicle accident that is not your fault, the negligent party’s insurance company is typically responsible for covering your medical bills. However, if the other party –…

Get all doctor work notes covering all days off to recover your income loss

Injured at Work? Keep All Doctors’ Notes to Recover Lost Income for Days Off In 2017 alone, total work injury costs were more than $150 billion. That comes to about $1,000 or so per worker. If you are an employee who has filed a workers compensation claim because of an injury, you may be entitled…