February 2012


State recovers $20M from jobless benefit cheats – chicagotribune.com.

Click above to read. State cracking down on fraud. They need to fill the budget deficit.

WorkersCompensation.com's CompNewsNetwork – WCRI Studying Impact Of 2011 Reforms On Illinois Workers’ Comp System.

Click above to read. Seems way to early to see results from the 2011 changes, and too late to study the 2006 changes.

WorkersCompensation.com's CompNewsNetwork – To Serve, Protect and Sue: NH Supremes Say Injured Firefighter Can Sue Homeowner.

Click above to read. I do not think this would fly in Illinois.

WorkersCompensation.com's CompNewsNetwork – Hispanic Construction Workers Have Greater Risk of Dying.

Click above to read. Wonder why? Maybe more short cuts taken on certain job sites.

Call me if you have suffered a construction job injury.


Of course you want to get the most value out of your settlement.

Things like restrictions increase the value of the case.

For example, do you have a permanent weight limitation?

Do you have limits on sitting?

Do you have limits on standing?

The Workers’ Compensation insurance company should have to pay extra money if you have any type of restriction.

Did you have to leave your former position and move to another position?

This adds value to your claim.

Did your wage decrease as a result of your injury?

This can dramatically increase your offer.

Does your injury keep you from working at all?

This results in permanent total disability.

The insurance company should increase your work comp settlement to reflect these limitations.

Questions about your offer? Feel free to call Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371 to discuss.

Back Injury At Work.

Click above to read. Call me to discuss how to make sure you protect yourself.

Police: Mall employee attacked after chasing shoplifter.

Attack injuries count as Workers’ Compensation injuries in Illinois. Call me with your questions.

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