Should I Allow My Employer to Speak to My Doctor If I’m Not There?

What occurs is that they will try to speak to the doctor when your not there, they will try to get the doctor to agree to things that is not in your best interest. And so, things will happen outside your presence and it could drive a wedge between you and your doctor. They really…

Should I Sign Medical Release the Work Comp Insurance Company Gave Me?

It is our recommendation that you should not sign any papers that an insurance company gives you without consulting an attorney. After you are hurt at work, the insurance company will supply you with a release so that they can speak to any doctor you’ve ever seen – from birth until now – any hospital,…

How Much Time Do I Have to Report My Work Injury?

The law in Illinois is a 45 day reporting period. You have to report within 45 days. However, many employers – if you don’t report it that day or by the next day – they often will challenge whether or not it occurred at work. In many cases, even if you report it on the…

Why Does My Employer Need to Investigate My Work Injury?

If you are hurt on the job, your employer may owe you a substantial amount of money. That being disability benefits and your medical bills – 100%. So, they have a right to investigate the injury.

Does My Injury Report Have to be in Writing?

It does not have to be in writing. The purpose of reporting an injury is so that your employer can look into it.

Should I Report My Injury at Work to My Employer?

Yes, you should report it. You should report it to your boss, your foreman, your superintendent, general superintendent, or somebody in management human resources. You should report it.

Is There Anything I Should Do to Help My Injury Case?

Michael T. Wierzbicki, a partner and trial attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s: Is there anything I should do to help my case? There’s a couple things you should to help your case right at the start. If you feel like you’ve been injured, you should…