Category Archives: Workers Compensation
Tips On How To Prepare For Your Workers’ Compensation Appeal
If your Illinois workers’ compensation claim was denied, you should not panic. You may have a chance to appeal your case and recover the compensation you deserve. Below, we outline the Illinois workers’ compensation appeal process and share some helpful tips on preparing for an appeal. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Appeal Process If you… Read More »
Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Psychological Injuries In Illinois?
After suffering a work injury in Illinois, you can file a workers’ compensation claim and recover benefits. When people think of work-related injuries, they only think of physical injuries. However, an employee may also have the right to claim psychological injuries in a workers’ compensation case. So the answer to the question, “Does workers’… Read More »
How To Prepare For Your Workers’ Compensation Trial
Before attending your workers’ compensation trial as an injured employee, it is crucial that you prepare yourself adequately. So how do you prepare for your workers’ compensation trial? The best way to prepare is to gather a timeline of events, prepare with your attorney, understand the ground rules, choose the right outfit, and get… Read More »
Can An Undocumented Employee File A Workers’ Compensation Claim In Illinois?
Any worker, including noncitizens such as undocumented immigrants, can suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. If you are an employee who got work in Illinois through backdoor means or using false documents and have suffered a work-related injury or disease, you may be wondering if you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits like any other U.S…. Read More »
What Types Of Work-Related Injuries Do Teachers Suffer?
It is uncommon for people to think of teachers when they hear about work injuries and occupational diseases. However, the truth is that many teachers suffer work-related injuries and develop occupational illnesses at some point in their careers for various reasons. And unfortunately, some of these injuries and illnesses are severe and life-altering. Luckily,… Read More »
WHAT IF YOUR ILLINOIS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIM IS DENIED?
If your Illinois workers’ compensation claim is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision. Here are some steps you can take if your claim is denied: Review the decision: Review the notice of denial to understand the reason for the denial and whether there are any errors or omissions in the decision…. Read More »
Some Signs Of A Serious Back Injury
Both employers and workers can take steps to prevent back injuries. For example, to reduce the risk of back injuries, employers can avoid asking employees to engage in activities that can cause back pain (where reasonably practicable). On the other hand, employees can, among other things, pay attention to posture, modify repetitive tasks, and… Read More »
Can A Pre-existing Condition Prevent Me From Recovering Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
Workers’ compensation is a system that provides injured employees with benefits for work-related injuries. Some of the benefits an injured employee can recover after filing a workers’ compensation claim include medical expenses, lost wages, and disability benefits. But what if you had a pre-existing condition before you got involved in your work-related accident? Can… Read More »
WHAT MAKES A GOOD ILLINOIS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEY?
There are several qualities that can make a good Illinois workers’ compensation attorney: Experience: Look for an attorney who has experience handling workers’ compensation cases in Illinois and who is familiar with the laws and regulations that apply to these cases. Knowledge: Choose an attorney who has a thorough understanding of the workers’ compensation… Read More »
5 Signs You Need A Workers’ Compensation Attorney
You are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you suffered injuries in Illinois while on the job. If you are eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim, you may be wondering if you need to hire an attorney. While you have the right to handle your workers’ compensation claim alone without the help of… Read More »