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Top 3 Mistakes To Avoid After a Work Injury

The Illinois Workers Compensation System can be confusing at times.  ”I was injured at work”, you think, “so they’ve got to pay me the benefits I’m due.”  Surely that is the way it should be, but often is not.  Here … Continue reading

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Impairment Ratings Under the New Act

If you’ve tried to represent yourself in a worker’s compensation case recently, probably been given the run around when it came time to settle the case.  One client came to me the other day saying that he’d been made a … Continue reading

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Carpal Tunnel – Not What It Used To Be

Last year the Illinois legislature saw fit to make changes to the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Act which, as I said in prior posts, were not to the benefit of injured workers.  One of the worst changes was to unilaterally cap … Continue reading

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Uninsured Motorist Doesn’t Mean You’re Out of Luck

So you think you’re up a creek without a paddle because the person who caused the motor vehicle accident did not have insurance?  Thankfully, this is not true.  Illinois law requires that your policy of insurance include Uninsured Motorist Coverage.  … Continue reading

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Changes to the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Act (cont.)

In my last post, we talked about those changes to the Act that affected an injured worker’s choice of doctor.  Today we’ll focus on changes to the Act involving Utilization Reviews.   Utilization Reviews (hereafter URs) are one of the tools … Continue reading

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