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
Why You Need a Fall Injury Lawyer
2 Jan, 2022

Why You Need a Fall Injury Lawyer

When to Seek a Personal Injury Lawyer After a Fall Defective equipment, such as a ladder, can cause serious injuries if a person's weight is not able to be supported while working at heights. Even falls from small heights such as one or two feet can cause serious ankle or...

Workers' Compensation Eligibility
1 Jan, 2022

Workers’ Compensation Eligibility

Who is Eligible for Workers' Compensation? ​Generally, most workers in Illinois are covered by the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act. However, according to the Act, not all workers in the state are covered. The legislation lists the following positions under the definition of employee: Deputy sheriffsPeople who work on behalf of...

When to Get a Lawyer After an Auto Accident
1 Jan, 2022

When to Get a Lawyer After an Auto Accident

When Should You Get an Attorney For an Auto Accident? At Strong Law Offices, we have the investigative resources needed to determine how motor vehicle accidents happen. Soon after a collision, we have a professional accident investigator on the scene. This person will measure skid marks, examine accident debris, inspect...

How Does Workers' Comp Work?
30 Dec, 2021

How Does Workers’ Comp Work?

How Workers’ Compensation Works in Illinois According to the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, the program pays out six primary types of benefits to eligible workers. Types of Workers' Compensation Benefits These include the following: Death benefits (check workers' compensation death claims) if a job-related fatality occurs are paid to qualifying...

How To File a Workers' Comp Claim for Workplace Exposure
27 Dec, 2021

How To File a Workers’ Comp Claim for Workplace Exposure

Workers who are exposed to toxic chemicals at work and suffer injuries as a result are eligible for workers' compensation benefits. Workers will have to prove, however, their injury or illness is due to chemical exposure and that their exposure happened at work.   Are Workers Eligible for Benefits After Exposure to...

Workers’ Compensation PPP
27 Dec, 2021

Workers’ Compensation PPP

How Preferred Provider Programs (PPPs) Work An employer is obligated to pay for the medical treatment costs of workers who experience illness or injury on the job. Preferred Provider Programs refer to health care providers an employer has approved to treat its injured workers. Employers may then hire approved administrators...

Permanent Total Disability Benefits
20 Dec, 2021

Permanent Total Disability Benefits

What is Permanent Total Disability (PTD)? Unlike permanent partial disability benefits, permanent total disability (PTD) benefits are awarded in situations where an individual has been injured in a workplace accident and is unable to return back to any type of employment. These are common jobs that require certain physical attributes...

OSHA Safety Violations
20 Dec, 2021

OSHA Safety Violations

OSHA Safety Violations and Workers' Compensation Claims in Illinois When we handle Illinois workers' compensation claims, we will look at all bodies of law to determine the best remedy available for our clients to gain access to benefits. We look at OSHA safety violations, federal regulations, state regulations, city ordinances,...

20 Dec, 2021

AMA Disability Guidelines in Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claims

What the AMA Workers Compenation Guidelines? The AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (AMA guidelines or AMA disability guidelines) are used by several state workers' compensation systems as a way to determine impairment and quantify the seriousness of injuries. ​In situations where an employee returns to work, but...

18 Dec, 2021

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Death Claims

Illinois Death and Dependency Claims We take a highly personalized approach to working with families in workers' comp death and dependency claims. Our attorneys will explain all steps of the process of obtaining benefits and be there to provide the support and guidance you need. ​In dependency claims, we will...

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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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