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        Does Workers Comp Cover Medical Expenses in Illinois?

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        Although some industries are more dangerous than others, work-related injuries can happen in any profession. These injuries can involve expensive medical costs, and victims may not be able to return to work. If you were injured on the job, then a Chicago workers comp lawyer from Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates may be able to help…

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        Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation in Illinois

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        What are the main benefits of workers’ compensation? As outlined in the Workers’ Compensation Handbook, if you qualify for benefits, monetary rewards will become available to you in order to meet the demands of medical costs associated with your injury. You will also receive compensation for lost income. Workers’ compensation may also provide the funds…

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        What are the Rules on Giving Notice of an Accident and the Statute of Limitations for Workers Compensation in Illinois?

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        When do I need to give notice and file a claim under Workers’ Compensation in Illinois? According to the Illinois Workers Compensation Act Section 6(c), “Notice of the accident shall be given to the employer as soon as practicable, but not later than 45 days after accident.” In order to win a Workers Compensation claim…

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        What Injuries are Covered Under Workers’ Compensation in Illinois?

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        What injuries are covered under workers compensation in Illinois? The Illinois Workers Compensation Act is pretty open-mined when it comes to work injuries that are covered under workers’ compensation. If you suffered an injury as the direct result of a work-related accident this is known as a specific incident, it is the most common type of…

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        What is a Work Injury in Illinois?

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        What is an accident? At a fundamental level, an accident is anything that happens without intention or design. This is to say it could be any event that is unanticipated by the person the “accident” happens to. According to Chicago Work Injury attorney, Mark Weissburg, “… in order for an accident to fall under the…

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        How Much is My Illinois Workers’ Compensation Case Worth?

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        There are multiple variables that go into the equation in determining how much your workers’ compensation case is worth under the Illinois Workers Compensation Act. These questions should help you get in the right mindset when evaluating your case:

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        When Should I Settle My Workers’ Compensation Case in Illinois?

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        When Should I Settle My Workers’ Comp Case in Illinois? When your medical condition resulting from a work injury has reached a state of permanency, it is time to begin thinking about settling your claim. Permanency means that your doctor has concluded that you have reached what is called, Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI). When we…

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        What is Temporary Total Disability Under the Workers Compensation Act in Illinois?

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        What is Temporary Total Disability? Temporary Total Disability (TTD) is a weekly benefit that is two-thirds of your average weekly wage (AWW), granted it is within the minimums and maximums that are stated by the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission. These minimums and maximums can be found at:http://www.iwcc.il.gov/benefits.htm. Like all benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act,…

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        What Treatment is Covered Under Workers Compensation in Illinois?

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        What Treatment is Covered in Illinois Under the Workers’ Compensation Act? Under Illinois law, employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance for almost all employees – exceptions being sole proprietors, business partners, corporate officers and some members of limited liability companies have the option of exempting themselves.

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        What are the Changes to the “Two Doctor Rule” Under the Workers’ Compensation Act in Illinois?

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        Changes to the “Two Doctor Rule” under the Illinois Workers Compensation Act Under the “Two Doctor Rule,” if an employer sets up a “Preferred Provider Program,” then the injured worker only has one choice of doctor and the chain of referrals that we spoke about yesterday will stem from this initial doctor. A “Preferred Provider Program”…

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