Category: Workers’ Compensation

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

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22 Dec, 2022

What Are the Exceptions to the Exclusive Remedy Rule in Illinois?

If you have suffered a workplace injury, you are generally barred from bringing a lawsuit against your employer for compensation. This is because employers provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees’ benefit, in exchange for legal protection against personal injury claims being brought against them. However, if you have suffered...

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21 Oct, 2022

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Workers’ Comp Attorney?

The cost to hire a workers’ comp attorney will depend on factors, such as the benefits recovered. If you have suffered an occupational injury and are struggling to recover benefits, you may consider options, including filing a lawsuit.  In most cases, it won’t cost you anything upfront to hire a...

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30 May, 2022

Workers’ Compensation Investigations and What They Look For

If you have been injured at work, you may need to know about workers' compensation investigations and what they look for. Workers’ compensation investigations seek to confirm or deny the legitimacy of workers’ comp claims. Insurance companies and employers investigate to ensure people collecting workers’ comp payments have legitimate injuries...

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...

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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...

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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12 Jan, 2022

Illinois AMA Impairment Ratings

Things To Know About American Medical Association (AMA) Impairment Ratings In June 2011, the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act was amended to state that courts may consider an impairment rating when determining a settlement in a workers' compensation claim. The use of this is considered controversial because an AMA impairment rating...

Temporary Total Disability Benefits in Illinois Workers' Compensation
7 Jan, 2022

Temporary Total Disability Benefits in Illinois Workers’ Compensation

What Are Workers' Comp Temporary Total Disability Benefits? TTD workers' compensation benefits cover two-thirds of an employee's average weekly wage during the time he or she cannot work due to an on-the-job injury. Employers must pay TTD benefits until injured workers improve. In some cases, employers choose to continue to...

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...

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