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What Is The Role Of Private Investigators In The Workers’ Compensation Claims Process?

By Connolly Injury Law |

Shortly after an injured employee files for workers’ compensation, the employer’s insurance company may choose to hire a private investigator in order to investigate the employee’s claims. This is typically done to confirm the extent of the employee’s injuries and to uncover any potential fraudulent claims. The overall goal of these investigations from the… Read More »

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What Is The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claim Process?

By Connolly Injury Law |

If you were recently injured in a workplace accident in the state of Illinois, the following article will detail the state’s workers compensation claim process. What is the workers compensation process? The workers compensation process in the state of Illinois typically proceeds in the following manner: You must notify your employer of your injury…. Read More »

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7 Common Mistakes Injured Employees Make During The Workers’ Compensation Claim Process

By Connolly Injury Law |

If you were recently injured in the workplace, there are certain actions you could take that might jeopardize your workers’ compensation claim. The following article will provide a list of 7 of the most common mistakes injured employees make after experiencing a workplace injury that can be detrimental to a workers’ compensation claim. Failing… Read More »

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My Workers’ Compensation Claim Was Denied. What Now?

By Connolly Injury Law |

Workers’ compensation claims are denied by insurance companies for various reasons. If your claim is denied, it can be confusing trying to figure out what your next steps should be. The following article will provide information regarding some of the most common reasons why workers’ compensation claims are denied by insurance companies, as well… Read More »

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How To Prevent Eye Injuries In The Workplace

By Connolly Injury Law |

Eye injuries are very common in the workplace. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there are about 20,000 eye injuries that occur in the workplace each year. The following article will provide some helpful information regarding how to prevent eye injuries in the workplace. What causes eye injuries in the… Read More »

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How To Prevent Workplace Machinery Accidents

By Connolly Injury Law |

Many workplace accidents that occur result from the use of heavy machinery. The following article will discuss some of the most common causes of workplace machinery accidents, as well as provide some practical ways to prevent these types of accidents. Most Common Causes of Workplace Machinery Accidents According to OSHA, the following are the… Read More »

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My Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Taking Too Long To Process. Should I Hire A Personal Injury Attorney?

By Connolly Injury Law |

If you were recently injured in the workplace, you have probably already submitted a workers’ compensation claim. It is important to understand that the processing of these claims may take some time. However, what do you do when the processing of your claim seems to be taking much longer than you expected? During this… Read More »

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Types Of Workers’ Compensation Benefits In Illinois

By Connolly Injury Law |

If you are an employee who was injured at work and are looking to file for workers’ compensation benefits, you will need to know the various types of benefits available to you. The following article will discuss some of the various workers’ compensation benefits available for Illinois employees. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act Illinois’ workers’… Read More »

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Should I Settle My Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By Connolly Injury Law |

The workers’ compensation claim process can be tedious and often time-consuming. Some injured workers believe it is in their best interest to settle their workers’ compensation claims instead of going through the hearing process. This article will provide some information to help you decide whether or not you should attempt to settle your workers’… Read More »

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The Effect Of COVID-19 On Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Connolly Injury Law |

With the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, some employees may wonder whether or not they could file workers’ compensation claims if they contract COVID-19 within the scope of their employment. Does the state of Illinois allow the filing of workers’ compensation claims based on contracting COVID-19? This article will provide some information regarding COVID-19… Read More »

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