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

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…

What Medical Expenses Must My Employer Pay if I am Injured at Work?

Question: What medical expenses must my employer pay if I am injured at work?

Does My Treating Doctor or Hospital have any Obligations?

  Question: Does my treating doctor or hospital have any obligations?

What Do I Do if My Employer Refuses to Pay My Bill?

Question: What do I do if my employer refuses to pay my bill?

What if My Employer or its Insurance Company Wants to Tape or Record Me, Either by Phone or in Person?

Question: What if my employer or its insurance company wants to tape or record me, either by phone or in person?

Can My Employer or its Insurance Company Speak with My Doctor when I am not Present?

  Question: Can my employer or its insurance company speak with my doctor when I am not present?

Is there a Limit to the Number of Doctors I can see at My Employer’s Expense?

  Question: Is there a limit to the number of doctors I can see at my employers expense?

When to Hire an Attorney for a Workers Comp Claim

Brain Surgery…Rocket Science…Workers’ Compensation Law… One of the first things new client’s tell me when I meet them is, “I’m not the type of person to hire an attorney.” Actually, someone with a legal case is precisely the type of person who should and does hire an attorney. If you need brain surgery, see a…

Can I get Re-Trained so I can Earn What I Used to Earn Before My Accident?

  Question: I am no longer able to perform my normal job as a result of my injury at work.  I can’t earn what I used to earn because I can’t do my normal job.   Can I get re-trained so I can earn what I used to earn before my accident?  Can I get wage…

Can Medicare Take a Portion of My Worker’s Comp Lump Sum Settlement?

  Question: I am eligible for a lump sum settlement from a work-comp injury.  I am 63, and I am receiving Social Security retirement benefits.  My attorney told me that Medicare would take a portion of my settlement if the amount were over $250,000.  Is that correct?  The lawyer states that this amount will be…