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
Illinois Workers' Compensation Lump Sum Settlements
6 Jan, 2022

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lump Sum Settlements

Should I Get a Lump Sum Settlement from Workers Comp? People who have sustained a permanent injury as the result of an on-the-job accident are entitled to a lump-sum settlement award. In a lump sum workers' comp settlement, you will receive the full amount of compensation at the time of...

Benefits of Hiring a Workers’ Comp Lawyer
5 Jan, 2022

Benefits of Hiring a Workers’ Comp Lawyer

Reasons Why You Should Hire a Workers' Compensation Lawyer Denied Claims Can and Do Happen Even the simplest situation can end up being a complicated workers' compensation claim. According to PayScale, there are a few things that tend to be involved in claim denials more frequently than other things. These...

MMI in Workers' Comp
4 Jan, 2022

What Happens After MMI in Workers’ Comp?

MMI in Workers' Comp First off, it is important to make sure the doctor has formalized those restrictions in writing. After that, you have to decide what to do next. Under Illinois law, your entitlement to TTD, Temporary Total Disability benefits ends when you reach MMI (check the article on...

Illinois Health Care Services Lien Act
4 Jan, 2022

Illinois Health Care Services Lien Act

Calculating liens Pursuant to Health Care Services Lien Act In a case where there is only one lien, the lien holder becomes entitled to up to one-third of the settlement. In the case of multiple lien holders, the maximum amount of money all lien holders who have asserted a lien...

Workers' Compensation Employee Misclassification
4 Jan, 2022

Workers’ Compensation Employee Misclassification

Employee Misclassification Affects Illinois Workers’ Compensation Benefits The Employee Classification Act went into effect in Illinois on January 1, 2008, and sought to "address the practice of misclassifying employees as independent contractors" in the construction field. The Act broadly defined an employee as a worker "performing services" for a construction...

What is Light Duty Work?
3 Jan, 2022

What is Light Duty Work?

Your Light Duty or Modified Duty Slip In order to properly document your work restrictions, you should ask your physician or health care provider to provide you with a copy of a light-duty or modified duty slip. You should provide a copy of the slip to your employer and to...

How Do I Apply for Workers' Comp?
3 Jan, 2022

How Do I Apply for Workers’ Comp?

Applying for Workers' Compensation Many people believe that they only need to give their employer notice that they were hurt to start the workers' compensation process. This is not entirely true. You do need to notify your employer of your work injury or illness, orally or in writing, within 45...

Out-of-State Workers' Compensation
3 Jan, 2022

Out-of-State Workers’ Compensation

Out-of-State Workers' Comp Attorneys We represent workers who do not live or work in Illinois but have been injured in Illinois or have some connection to Illinois jurisdiction in a workers' comp case. For example, we represent airline workers who have been injured on the job (even though the company...

From Demand to Trial
2 Jan, 2022

Steps in a Personal Injury Case

What Are the Steps in a Personal Injury Case? Here are the steps in a personal injury case. Step One: Submitting a Demand Once a demand is submitted more likely than not if liability on behalf of the person causing the injury aka Defendant is clear, an offer will be...

Workers' Comp Claims For Injuries from Work Equipment
2 Jan, 2022

Workers’ Comp Claims For Injuries from Work Equipment

We have represented farmers, carpenters, workers in the meat packaging industry, police officers, nursing home workers, airline workers, welders, out-of-state workers, and many more in workers' compensation claims throughout Illinois. Our lawyers take an aggressive approach to representing clients and do whatever is necessary to fight against insurance companies. We...

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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.

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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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