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...

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15 May, 2024

Can I Go to My Own Doctor for Workers’ Comp?

After workplace injuries, victims often ask, “Can I go to my own doctor for workers’ compensation?” Illinois law allows workplace accident victims to choose their own doctor, but there are some things you need to know. Call Strong Law Offices at 309-688-5297 for legal advice regarding your workers’ compensation claim....

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26 Apr, 2024

How Does Emotional Abuse in a Nursing Home Affect Residents Long-Term?

Emotional Abuse in Nursing Homes Emotional abuse constitutes conduct from a caregiver or employee in a nursing home that causes a resident to feel humiliated, frightened, abandoned, or subjected to mental distress or suffering. Emotional or psychological abuse in a nursing home may occur due to negligent hiring. Failure to...

Female driver making phone call after traffic accident with head in hands. Do I need a lawyer for a car accident
26 Apr, 2024

Do I Need a Lawyer for a Car Accident?

Illinois Car Accident Laws Illinois car accident laws can be confusing to navigate. Many car accident victims get overwhelmed with the process. That’s where car accident attorneys come into the picture: to explain the laws relevant to your case and how they affect you. Illinois is a comparative negligence state...

Truck flipped after an accident on the middle of the road. Truck accident investigations
26 Apr, 2024

How Do Truck Accident Investigations Work?

Truck accident investigations involve visiting the accident scene to collect evidence, including photos of marks on the roadway and footage from nearby surveillance cameras. They may also involve reviewing event data recorders, speaking with eyewitnesses, obtaining copies of police reports, and requesting documents from physicians and insurers. Investigators then carefully...

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26 Apr, 2024

How Do You Prove Wrongful Death?

If you have lost a family member due to the intentional or negligent actions of another person, you may wonder, “How do you prove wrongful death?” Generally, you must show that the defendant’s actions caused your family member’s death, and that you suffered losses due to your loss to recover...

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26 Apr, 2024

How Does the Discovery Phase Work in a Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit?

What Is the Discovery Phase? The discovery phase is a stage in a lawsuit whereby both parties get an opportunity to review the evidence assembled by the other party and gather additional evidence. Discovery occurs once you have filed a formal complaint with the relevant court and the defendant has...

Furious dog staring. Dog bite liability.
29 Mar, 2024

Belleville Animal Attack Underscores the Importance of Dog Bite Liability

Common Dog Bite Injuries Dog bites can result in a variety of injuries, ranging from minor to severe. Some of the most common injuries include: Puncture Wounds: Dog teeth can cause puncture wounds, which can be deep and may lead to infection if not properly treated. Lacerations: Dog bites can...

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29 Mar, 2024

What Happens If A Worker Dies On The Job

What Is the Workers' Compensation Act in Illinois? The Workers’ Compensation Act in Illinois offers benefits to injured workers or families of workers killed on the job. An injured worker or surviving beneficiary of a deceased worker can submit a claim to the IWCC, an agency that handles all workers’...

Young woman with neck injury filling documents. What if a third party is responsible for my workplace injury.
29 Mar, 2024

What if a Third Party Is Responsible for My Workplace Injury in Peoria, Illinois?

What Is Third-Party Liability for Workplace Injuries? Third-party liability for workplace injuries refers to situations where someone other than your employer is responsible for the accident that caused your injury. While workers' compensation is the primary system for obtaining benefits after a work-related injury in Illinois, there are circumstances where...

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29 Mar, 2024

How Long Does a Car Accident Lawsuit Take in Bloomington, IL?

Steps in a Car Accident Lawsuit in Bloomington, IL The following are some of the key steps involved in a car accident lawsuit in Illinois. Taking these steps can help you build a stronger case and maximize your chances of getting fair compensation. Seek Medical Treatment and Document Your Injuries...

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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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