May 2013


Can a Workers’ Compensation Insurance Company make an offer and then take it away?

It does not happen very often but offers can be taken back.

Most insurance companies want to settle the case so they do not mess around and rescind or take back offers.

Insurance companies may also tell you that the offer is good for a limited amount of time.

You can always counter the offer the insurance company makes, but they are not required to respond.

In other words, the work comp insurance company may tell you this is as much as we will pay you.

It is also important to remember that offers cannot be held against the insurance company.

This means that if you reject the work comp insurance company offer and go to trial and the judge rules that you get less money than the original offer, then you cannot back to the insurance company and tell them you want the offer. Too late.

It is important to have a realistic view of your case.

This will help you know if the offer from the insurance company is fair, or whether you are leaving something on the table.

Questions about your work injury and its value? Feel free to contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

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Nursing jobs are some of the toughest, most physical jobs around.

Whether you are a Certified Nurse Assistant, Registered Nurse, or LPN there are lots of injuries that can result from your job duties.

The lifting, moving, and assisting certainly lead to back strains, herniated discs or other spinal injuries.

Many nurses also injure their shoulders and arms because of the stress and strain of working with patients and certain medical equipment.

I have also seen examples of repetitive duties that have led to carpal tunnel syndrome.

Exposure to infections and diseases are also a dangerous part of the job.

Over time you may have developed injuries that you recovered from or developed into a nagging injury.

In Illinois, this should not prevent you from claiming that you have aggravated a pre-existing injury.

Another defense that insurance companies like to use is that some of your outside of work activity caused your condition.

This might be something like exercise classes, or working around the house or yard.

The best thing to do if you are injured at work is to notify your supervisor as soon as possible, fill out an accident report, and make sure you go to the doctor right away, and tell the doctor how you were hurt on the job.

Questions about your work injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

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