CompNewsNetwork – An Easy Way To Avoid Attorney Involvement In Your Work Comp Claims.

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Interesting perspective. The problem is that the employer has all the information and most of the time does not share information with the injured worker that may be important to his case such as you are entitled to medical treatment from a specialist and you are entitled to a fair settlement.


These voluntary benefits decrease client workers’ comp claims: Report.

Sounds like the accident and disability insurance covers medical payments and a percentage of off work pay. Workers’ Compensation in Illinois covers medical bills, off work pay at 66%, and payment for the injury itself. Under the accident and disability plain injured worker does not get a settlement. The law still protects the injured worker and you can get paid a settlement, however you must ask for it and get a lawyer if you are denied.

What if you go to a Holiday party sponsored by your employer and get hurt?

Can you claim benefits under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation law?

As a matter of logic you might think you should be able to get workers’ compensation benefits.

You are attending the party to promote the good will of your company.

You are in a hotel lobby having some holiday cheer, listening with rapt attention to your boss’s jokes, and your coworker bumps into you and knocks you down a flight of stairs. Your fall results in broken ribs and and a fractured wrist. You end up with an ambulance bill, emergency room charges, and surgery expenses.

Under Workers’ Compensation law if you are entitled to coverage you will have your bills paid, time off work pay, and a settlement for your broken ribs and fractured wrist.

The problem is that the Illinois Workers’ Compensation law prevents recovery for injuries at employer sponsored recreational events unless they have required attendance.

It does not matter if the boss will be upset if you ignore the party, or if you will be considered a social outcast.

The injured worker will have to prove that attendance is mandatory. This may be difficult unless you have something in writing that provides that attendance is mandatory, or some witnesses who will testify that the boss said that you must show up.

Questions about your work injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.


Workers’ Compensation law in Illinois is complicated, but it does have some advantages for the injured worker.

For instance, you do not have to pay any money up front to a lawyer to represent you in your work injury case.

There are no hourly fees, or retainer fees.

You only pay a fee if your lawyer recovers money for you.

The fee is 20 percent of what you recover from the insurance company.

This means there is really no reason to go it alone against a big insurance company. An experienced Work Comp attorney will help you recover your medical bills, time off work pay, and your settlement.

Many Workers’ Compensation insurance companies are using their superior knowledge and size to either ignore, or starve out, or low ball injured workers.

The only way to combat this is to have an expert on your side.

The good thing about this is that it does not cost you anything upfront to hire the expert.

Your lawyer has to produce a good offer for you in order to get paid.

The incentive is for your attorney to get the best offer they can for you because that is how they get paid, and how you get paid.

Make sure you have a good partner to help you fight against the large Workers’ Compensation insurance companies. Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Because Of My Injury…..

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Truly a sad situation. Makes you wonder why things happen.
There is no perfect solution once you are injured.

Pennsylvania: Massage Therapy By LPN Held to be Compensable Expense | the workcomp writer.

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Broad interpretation of what type of medical treatment is allowed under the Workers’ Compensation law.

Restrictions can add value to your Workers’ Compensation case.

The restrictions must be caused by your Work Comp injury.

The restrictions must also be imposed by your doctor.

It is not enough for you to testify that your injury causes you to miss work or that you are limited in your lifting ability.

The doctor must actually put the restriction in your medical records.

The same goes for missing work. It is not enough to say that you were sick because of your injury. You will need an off work slip from your doctor.

Your restrictions may or may not affect your abilities at work.

For instance, you may have a restriction of needing to limit your lifting to 30 pounds.

This limitation would certainly restrict you at home, but if you work a sit down job it will not limit you at work.

This restriction will increase the value of your case, however it will not result in any kind of wage differential case.

If your job involved lifting boxes weighing from 20 to 50 pounds, then the 30 pound restriction will keep you from doing your old job.

This would result in the need for a job change and possibly a wage difference case if the new job pays you less than your old job.

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