Back injuries are tricky. Especially when you have had a surgery. No one can really predict what the future will hold for continued problems or the need for additional treatment.

That is why it is very important to think long and hard about whether you want to settle an operated back case in Illinois. Once you settle the case it is over. You may have future back problems and needs for treatment that will not be covered through Workers’ Compensation insurance.

If you are concerned about the future you need to think about having a trial to protect your ability to seek future medical treatment.

Illinois Workers’ Compensation trials are usually over in less than an hour. They take some work and time to prepare, however it may be well worth it to protect your rights in the future.

If you have questions about whether you need a trial for your work injury please call me, Bloomington, Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May.