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Can Workers’ Compensation Pay For Knee Replacement Surgery?

By Connolly Injury Law |

Workers’ compensation is supposed to pay for all treatment of work-related injuries, even if the treatment is costly and complex, such as injuries that require surgery.  The injured worker does not need to demonstrate negligence on the part of the employer; your employer is responsible for your injury-related medical expenses as long as the… Read More »

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When Training For A New Job Is As Much Work As The Job You Held Before Your Injury

By Connolly Injury Law |

As the most honest retirement planners will tell you, most of retirement planning is wishful thinking.  If you sustain a work injury decades into your professional life, your ability to work can be limited sooner and more severely than you anticipated.  Looking for a new job isn’t easy even under the best of circumstances,… Read More »

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Spinal Cord Stimulators And Work Injuries

By Connolly Injury Law |

Spinal cord stimulators are an effective method of managing chronic pain in certain medical conditions when less invasive treatments such as physical therapy, oral medications, and injections have failed to manage the pain.  A spinal cord stimulator is a device surgically implanted near the spinal cord that sends electrical signals to the affected nerves… Read More »

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Does Workers’ Comp Have To Help You Find A New Job If An Injury Renders You Unable To Continue Doing Your Old Job?

By Connolly Injury Law |

Being a delivery driver is exhausting work, and no one can do it forever.  If you suffer from chronic back pain, as many people past a certain age do even if their jobs are not especially physically demanding, then the driving and lifting associated with your delivery driver job can be burdensome.  What happens… Read More »

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Amazon Drivers: What To Do After A Slip And Fall Accident

By Connolly Injury Law |

Delivery drivers face significant dangers in making deliveries. In fact, about 20% of all workplace fatalities are suffered by delivery drivers. The following article will provide some information regarding the actions Amazon drivers should take after a slip and fall accident. Report the accident. The first thing you will need to do after being… Read More »

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How To Prevent Knee Injuries In The Workplace

By Connolly Injury Law |

The following article will provide some helpful information regarding the occurrence of knee injuries in the workplace and how employers can help prevent them. How do knee injuries typically occur? Though most knee injuries occur due to a slip and fall accident, knees are also vulnerable when they perform repetitive motions, make odd turns… Read More »

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The Ugly Truth About Work Injuries Among Amazon Delivery Drivers

By Connolly Injury Law |

Amazon delivery drivers have played an invaluable role in keeping society functioning during the COVID-19 pandemic.  If you received groceries without risking COVID infection by going to your local supermarket, you can thank an Amazon driver.  The same is true if you bought new clothes during the interminable spring of 2020 when most clothing… Read More »

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Do I Need To Hire A Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

By Connolly Injury Law |

The following article will provide some information to help you determine whether you should hire an attorney to handle your workers’ compensation claim. What is the role of a workers’ compensation attorney? A workers’ compensation attorney is an attorney who focuses on the state’s workers’ compensation law and who has experience handling workers’ compensation… Read More »

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What Should I Do If My Employer Does Not Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

By Connolly Injury Law |

Under Illinois’ Workers’ Compensation Act, most Illinois employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance for almost every employee who is hired, injured, or whose employment is localized in Illinois. However, sole proprietors, business partners, corporate officers, and members of limited liability companies may exempt themselves from the requirements of this Act. It is… Read More »

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What To Do During An Independent Medical Examination (IME)

By Connolly Injury Law |

The following article will provide some tips regarding how to prepare for independent medical examinations (IMEs). What is an independent medical examination (IME)? An independent medical examination (IME) is a medical examination that is scheduled and paid for by the insurance company.  The examination is performed by a physician chosen by the insurance company… Read More »

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