Man facing DUI charge after hitting squad car | News-Gazette.com.

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If an officer is hurt in an accident like this, then he is entitled to Workers’ Compensation in Illinois.

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Some people do not want to get a lawyer when they are injured.

They think it sends the wrong signal. Such as they are out for money. Or they believe they can get this out of the way without a bunch of red tape and lots of people being involved.

Many people who have had an excellent work history and have never had a work injury in the past are reluctant to file a claim and seek legal help.

The problem is that the Workers’ Compensation insurance company has many lawyers watching out for their interests and they certainly are not working for you.

It is not wrong to have an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer help you protect your rights to medical treatment, off work pay, and a fair settlement.

A lawyer will give you peace of mind and help smooth the process for you.

Illinois Work Comp lawyers only get paid when you get paid.

They are entitled to 20 percent of your recovery according to the law. There are no hourly fees or upfront charges.

Do not let the insurance company take advantage of your reluctance to seek legal help or your concern about what others will think of you.

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

Video shows robbers holding 4 at gunpoint at Citgo station – chicagotribune.com.

Yes, this can be considered a work comp case if someone is injured in the course of the robbery. PTSD is also a possible result from an employee suffers trauma from robbery at gun point.

WorkersCompensation.com CompNewsNetwork – OSHA Issues Hazard Bulletin To Safeguard Tree Care Workers.

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Important safety points for a very dangerous job.
Better to take your time and assess the situation, then to face serious and permanent injury.

Champaign woman among those hiring attorney in circus accident | News-Gazette.com.

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Several types of cases are possible. Including Workers’ Compensation, and a third party negligence case against makers of the clip that snapped.

Pilot parachutes out of damaged plane before it crashes near Valmeyer | Top Stories | News Democrat.

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This is another example of a potential workers’ compensation injury. It would have been an on the job injury. The pilot did a great job of protecting himself and
others.

What if the Work Comp insurance company doctor denies your medical treatment.

It often happens that the insurance company will send you to see its doctor and the doctor will give an opinion that you are not entitled to any more treatment.

If your doctor says that you need a surgery what can you do?

If you have your own medical insurance you can seek treatment and pay for it with your own insurance. This is the quickest route to getting the care you need and your insurance company will be repaid at the end of the case.

If you do not have your own insurance you will have to set your case for trial so the Arbitrator can decide which doctor he believes and then he will either rule for or against further treatment for you.

Before you can have the trial the doctors must testify.

This is done by way of deposition. This means that the lawyers will ask questions of the doctors in their office and the answers will be transcribed on paper so that the Arbitrator may read them at the time of trial.

Scheduling the deposition of the doctors will often take some months. This delays the case but it is necessary for proving your case.

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