The Strong Law Blog

6 Jan, 2022

What If My Workers’ Comp Claim Is Denied?

Workers' Comp Appeal Process The appeals process for workers' comp cases is complex, so it is important you work with a lawyer who is experienced. There are strict deadlines for making the workers' comp appeal, and failure to abide by those deadlines could compromise the validity of your claim or cause your claim to be dismissed. ​At Strong Law Offices, we handle appeals on a regular basis and are familiar with the deadlines and documentation necessary, and how to prepare a strong case. Our lawyers frequently represent clients on all levels of appeals, including: Arbitrator appeal: An appeal that is an administrative action filed with the Commission for a hearing before an arbitrator to appeal an insurance carrier's wrongful denial...

What If My Workers Comp Claim Is Denied
are personal injury settlements taxable
21 Mar, 2022

Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable?

Typically, you do not have to pay taxes on settlements in personal injury cases. Anyone who expects to recover an award in a personal injury lawsuit should determine whether their settlement is taxable. They do not want to discover they owe taxes after spending the settlement money. They can consult a...

chances of winning a personal injury lawsuit
10 Mar, 2022

Chances of Winning a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Factors that can impact your chances of winning your personal injury case include the circumstances of the accident, the law of the state in which the accident occurred, and whether you hire an attorney. States have differing laws about personal injury claims, so speaking with an attorney in your area...

is distracted driving negligence
21 Feb, 2022

Is Distracted Driving Negligence?

Distracted driving may be considered negligence, depending on the type of distraction, the law of the state in which the accident occurred, and the circumstances of the accident. In a state like Illinois, where texting while driving is illegal, distracted driving may be negligent driving if the distracted driver who...

what is a good settlement offer
10 Feb, 2022

What Is a Good Settlement Offer in a Personal Injury Case?

A good settlement offer will typically be an offer that makes the injured party whole. Such an offer would likely contain an admission of some sort by the at-fault party that his or her actions resulted in the injured party’s injuries. Likewise, the offer will generally seek to compensate the...

What to do after a car accident in illinois
10 Feb, 2022

What to do after a car accident in Illinois

What Steps to Take after a Car Accident in Illinois Here are the essential steps to take after a car accident in Illinois. Make sure to follow them. Do Not Let Insurance Companies Control the Process Instead, if you have been in a car accident, speak with an attorney at...

What is maximum medical improvment?
7 Feb, 2022

What is Maximum Medical Improvement?

Maximum Medical Improvement & Workers' Compensation At Strong Law Offices, we represent employees in workers' comp claims for workplace injuries and occupational diseases. We never represent insurance companies or large corporations. We dedicate all our resources to protecting the rights of injured people and collecting the workers' comp benefits employees...

How to report a work injury
1 Feb, 2022

How to report a work injury & how long you have

This requirement is necessary regardless of the severity of your injury and regardless of what part of the body that you have injured. It is important that you notify your employer of any type of injury as soon as you can so that if you need to obtain medical treatment...

Employer retaliation lawsuit
26 Jan, 2022

Employer Retaliation Lawsuit: The What & How

Employer Retaliation After Filing a Work Injury Claim? If an employer fires a worker because he or she filed a workers' comp claim, they have committed retaliatory discharge. What Is Retaliatory Discharge? In Illinois, it is illegal for an employer to take revenge on a worker for filing a workers' comp...

when is a birth injury medical malpractice
21 Jan, 2022

When Is a Birth Injury Caused By Medical Malpractice?

When an infant is injured during labor and delivery due to the negligent actions of the attending healthcare provider, medical malpractice occurs. Birth injuries caused by medical malpractice can have severe consequences for both mother and child. Parents who suspect their, or their children's, the birth injury was the result...

Paraquat Exposure Lawsuit
17 Jan, 2022

Why Hire a Paraquat Lawsuit Lawyer

Filing Paraquat Lawsuits Agricultural workers can file workers’ compensation claims with the help of a workers' comp attorney near them. If exposure to Paraquat is to blame for their injuries, they may also file Paraquat lawsuits against Syngenta to receive compensation. Numerous studies show Paraquat to increase the risk of...

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The Strong Law Blog Categories

Personal Injury

Be sure to read our personal injury blog articles to get the latest news and information about personal injury claims and lawsuits in Illinois.

Workers' Compensation

Check out our Illinois workers’ compensation blog articles for helpful resources, how-to guides, and insight from a top work injury attorney.

Medical Malpractice

Our medical malpractice blog articles provide invaluable information to victims who have been injured at the hands of healthcare professionals.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you were injured in an accident, our motor vehicle accident blog articles feature important resources and information that can help you recover.

As attorneys experienced in both Illinois workers' compensation and personal injury law, we can provide knowledgeable legal advice if you have been injured on the job, in a car accident, by a defective medical device or in another serious accident.
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