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Is The Insurance Company Allowed To Conduct Surveillance On Injured Workers?

By Connolly Injury Law |

If you suffered a job-related injury in Illinois and filed a workers’ compensation claim, you may have noticed signs that indicate the insurance company is spying on you. For example, maybe you noticed you are being followed. If you think your employer’s insurance company is spying on you, it is highly likely that you… Read More »

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WHY SHOULD I HIRE AN ATTORNEY FOR MY WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CASE?

By Connolly Injury Law |

There are several reasons why an injured worker in Illinois might choose to hire a lawyer: Navigate the workers’ compensation process: The workers’ compensation system can be complex and confusing, especially for those who are unfamiliar with it. A lawyer can help an injured worker understand their rights and options, and guide them through… Read More »

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5 Valid Reasons An Employer Can Deny A Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Connolly Injury Law |

After suffering a work-related injury, you can file a workers’ compensation claim and recover compensation. However, not every worker who suffers an injury while on the job and files a workers’ compensation is entitled to recover compensation. The truth is that there are several valid reasons for workers’ compensation claims denial. That said, it… Read More »

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Can A Remote Worker Suffer A Work-related Injury?

By Connolly Injury Law |

Today, many workers are remote workers. A remote worker is an employee who works from home. They could also be an employee who works as a “digital nomad” or on assignment in a different location. Even before COVID-19, many employers employed people who worked remotely. But the COVID-19 pandemic led to more and more… Read More »

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3 Things You Should Not Say To An Illinois Worker’s Compensation Doctor

By Connolly Injury Law |

After suffering a work injury, it is crucial to see a doctor as soon as possible. Failing to seek medical attention promptly after a work-related injury can cause your injury to worsen. Also, if you wait to see a physician, it can complicate your workers’ compensation claim. In Illinois, after a worker suffers a… Read More »

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Common Causes Of Workplace Amputation Injuries

By Connolly Injury Law |

Among the most traumatic workplace injuries workers suffer are amputation injuries. According to OSHA, more than twenty workers a day suffer injuries that result in amputation. Indeed, workers in all industries are at risk of suffering amputation injuries. However, workers in certain industries, such as construction and manufacturing, are at a greater risk of… Read More »

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What If Your Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied?

By Connolly Injury Law |

You expect to recover the benefits you are owed when you file a workers’ compensation claim against your employer because you suffered an injury while on the job. However, this is not always the case. Too many workers’ compensation claims are denied. And while some workers’ compensation claims are denied for legitimate reasons, many… Read More »

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Some Common Injuries Restaurant Workers Suffer

By Connolly Injury Law |

Working at a restaurant can be exciting and quite rewarding regardless of the job you do in a restaurant. For example, being a restaurant employee allows you to gain skills that are essential to life, such as multitasking. That said, working in a restaurant is not easy. You need a certain degree of patience… Read More »

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Does Workers’ Compensation In Illinois Cover Repetitive Stress Injuries?

By Connolly Injury Law |

In Illinois, after a worker suffers a work-related injury, they have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim and recover compensation. This is true whether the injury was due to an accident that occurred while the employee was on the job or is a repetitive stress injury. So, one can comfortably say workers’… Read More »

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Common Causes Of Workplace Eye Injuries

By Connolly Injury Law |

Eye injuries are pretty common among workers. According to the CDC, on a daily basis, approximately 2,000 U.S. workers suffer a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment. Such statistics indicate that eye protection should be a primary concern for employees and employers. While some eye injuries are unpreventable, most eye injuries are preventable…. Read More »

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