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Illinois Workers’ Facts on Workers’ Compensation

Illinois Workers’ Facts on Workers’ Compensation | WORKERS' COMPENSATION | Scoop.it
Illinois Workers’ Facts on Workers’ Compensation. Get facts on Illinois workers’ comp that every worker should know. If you have questions on your Work Comp case call 866-891-9211 to speak to an attorney. It’s free, confidential and we cover all of Illinois. Workers Compensation Attorney Chicago, Aurora and Champaign.
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The Independent Medical Examination Report is in…Now what?

The Independent Medical Examination Report is in…Now what? | WORKERS' COMPENSATION | Scoop.it
IME FAQ - What do the doctor’s conclusions in the Independent Medical Examination Report mean for your workers’ compensation case?
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Terminated on Workers’ Compensation

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Adding Insult to InjuryThe bad news: you’ve been injured at work.  What’s worse: you’ve just been terminated.
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Workers’ Compensation Department: Arbitration Decisions

Workers’ Compensation Department: Arbitration Decisions | WORKERS' COMPENSATION | Scoop.it
Recent Developments, Keep up with recent news, read about recent outcomes, discover our blogs, view firm videos and giving back.
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Spreading Workers’ Compensation Settlement to Increase Disability Benefits

Spreading Workers’ Compensation Settlement to Increase Disability Benefits | WORKERS' COMPENSATION | Scoop.it
Workers' Compensation Settlement attorney with knowledge of Social Security Disability Laws “Spread Language” to spread and prorate your settlement
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Withholding Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Withholding Workers’ Compensation Benefits | WORKERS' COMPENSATION | Scoop.it
Workers’ Compensation Benefits. What recourse does the injured worker have when benefits are denied without a reasonable explanation?
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Abogado Jay Johnson (866) 891-9211

Jay Johnson, Woodruff Johnson & Palermo Buefete de Abogadoes de Accidentes
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What to Do after a Construction Accident

What to Do after a Construction Accident | WORKERS' COMPENSATION | Scoop.it

"Although most workplaces come with some inherent dangers, construction sites are especially hazardous work environments. While there are a variety of government bodies that attempt to regulate construction sites to ensure that they are safe places to work, accidents do happen. Many accidents are caused because of careless or intentional disregard for safety regulations. When these sorts of construction accidents occur, it is important to understand one’s legal options. Two potential options are filing a workers’ compensation claim or pursuing a personal injury lawsuit."

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Construction accidents can cause serious injuries and may even interfere with workers’ future ability to earn a living. If you have recently been injured in a construction accident, contact an Elgin construction accident attorney at Woodruff Johnson & Palermo today.

 

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Do I Need a Workers' Compensation Attorney?

Do I Need a Workers' Compensation Attorney? | WORKERS' COMPENSATION | Scoop.it
Unfortunately, determining the benefits an injured worker is entitled to can be complicated. Many workers are unsure whether they qualify or how to go about filing claims. It can often help to enlist the aid of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who understands the legal landscape.
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If you have been injured on the job and think you might qualify for workers’ compensation, reach out to a Naperville workers’ compensation attorney today to learn more about your rights. The attorneys at Woodruff Johnson & Palermo are here to help you.

 

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If I Have a Work Injury, Do I Have to Treat with the Company Doctor?

If I Have a Work Injury, Do I Have to Treat with the Company Doctor? | WORKERS' COMPENSATION | Scoop.it
Just because a person is injured at work does not mean they have to treat with a doctor that is chosen by their employer or their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier. The law in Illinois regarding an injured employee’s choice of physician has become more complicated in recent years.
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If you find yourself in a position where you are interested in changing your doctor for a work injury, it may be valuable to contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who can determine whether a choice remains available. Contact our firm for a free, no obligation consultation by visiting www.woodrufflawyers.com or calling us at 866-891-9211.

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What Should You Do After Sustaining a Work Injury?

If you have been injured at work, you must take several steps to protect yourself and your rights to workers’ compensation benefits. It is important to speak with a lawyer – but there are several other things that you should also do as soon as possible.


1. Notify your employer of the accident

2. Obtain medical treatment

3. Notify your employer of your work status

4. File a workers' compensation claim

 

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Even if you believe that the insurance carrier is doing everything they should (paying for medical treatment and/or paying for lost wages), you should contact an attorney to confirm that you are receiving all the benefits you are entitled to. Contact our firm for a free, no obligation consultation at www.woodrufflawyers.com or by calling 866-891-9211.

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The Use of Waddell Signs in Workers’ Compensation Cases

Waddell’s signs are a group of physical signs designed to detect non-organic components to lower back pain. The purpose of the Waddell test is to identify patients with low back pain who may require a more detailed psychological assessment; not to identify exaggerators.

 

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If you are faced with this situation, it is important that you contact an experienced attorney who understands the purpose of Waddell signs, understands the true meaning of positive Waddell findings and knows what questions to ask the IME physician during cross examination.

 

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Parking Lot Injuries - YouTube

There is a general assumption that work injuries must occur "at work" and "during regular work hours" in order for an individual to be eligible for workers' ...
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What happens if you are injured after you clock out from your shift? What happens if you are injured on your way into work? What happens if you are injured while on a lunch break or smoking break?

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Injuries at Home Can Still be Covered by Workers’ Compensation

Injuries at Home Can Still be Covered by Workers’ Compensation | WORKERS' COMPENSATION | Scoop.it
Injuries at home can still be covered by Workers’ Compensation Everyone knows that many jobs do not fall into the “9-5” category.
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There are various unique situations that result in work-related accidents that are covered by the Workers’ Compensation Act. It is important to talk to an attorney with knowledge and experience in workers’ compensation in order to ensure that all benefits an injured worker is entitled to are recovered.  
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Workers’ Compensation Claims Rising Among Healthcare Employees

Workers’ Compensation Claims Rising Among Healthcare Employees | WORKERS' COMPENSATION | Scoop.it
When we think about workplace injuries, many of us envision construction sites or other places that seem to have inherent dangers but a recent article suggests healthcare workers are at risk as well.  
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No-Fault System and Workers’ Compensation

No-Fault System and Workers’ Compensation | WORKERS' COMPENSATION | Scoop.it
If you sustain a work-related injury, you are entitled to benefits under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation NO-FAULT System Act regardless of fault.
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PEDA for Injured Police Officers

PEDA for Injured Police Officers | WORKERS' COMPENSATION | Scoop.it
Public Employees Disability Act (PEDA) If you are a first responder and have suffered serious work-related injury, know your rights.
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Damages for medical bills and more.

Damages for medical bills and more. | WORKERS' COMPENSATION | Scoop.it
At Woodruff Johnson & Palermo our attorneys know what costs for damages are recoverable if you obtain a judgment for your injuries.
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Seasonal Workers and Workers Compensation

Do Seasonal Workers Injured on the Job Get Lost Wages? Russ Haugen discusses Seasonal Workers and Workers' Compensation Benefit Rights. Learn your rights i
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Workers' Compensation Unemployment Benefits FAQ 2

Attorney Lynn Taylor Answers Common Questions Regarding Workers' Compensation and Unemployment Benefit
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Roadmap for Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim in Illinois

Roadmap for Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim in Illinois | WORKERS' COMPENSATION | Scoop.it

"Workers’ compensation is an insurance plan set up under Illinois law to provide benefits for Illinois workers who have been injured in the course of their employment. The basic steps to filing a claim are seeking medical help, notifying the employer of the injury, and filing an application with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. Failing to file a claim properly or missing a deadline may result in a full or partial loss of compensation for an injury."

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The workers’ compensation process can be complex. You do not have to go through it alone. Contact an experienced St. Charles workers’ compensation attorney today for help filing your claim. The professionals at Woodruff Johnson & Palermo are here to make sure that you receive the fair compensation that you are entitled to.

 

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U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Hear Case Involving Illinois Employee Classification Act

U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Hear Case Involving Illinois Employee Classification Act | WORKERS' COMPENSATION | Scoop.it
The Illinois Employee Classification Act governs the classification of persons working in the construction industry.  The Act imposes penalties for improperly classifying persons as independent contractors when they should be classified as employees.  Under the Act, individuals performing services for construction contractors are presumed to be employees of the contractor.   Nevertheless, if an individual... Read more »
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What Is an Independent Medical Examination and Do I Have to Attend?

What Is an Independent Medical Examination and Do I Have to Attend? | WORKERS' COMPENSATION | Scoop.it
First, an injured worker in Illinois should be aware that under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, the injured worker has the right to treat with their own physician. Just because a person was injured at work, does not mean that the person has to treat with the company doctor. (The specifics and potential limitations of treating doctors will be the topic of a later blog post.) However, there is one instance where an injured worker will need to visit a doctor that was chosen by the workers’ compensation insurance carrier for their employer and that is the Independent Medical Examination (IME) or Section 12 Examination.
Woodruff Johnson & Evans's insight:

Injured workers who find themselves in a situation where an IME report has resulted in further treatment being denied should contact a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible.

 

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Where Can I File a Claim? Illinois Jurisdiction for Truck Drivers

Where Can I File a Claim? Illinois Jurisdiction for Truck Drivers | WORKERS' COMPENSATION | Scoop.it
Under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, there are three ways to establish Illinois jurisdiction. Those three ways are: (1) if the injury occurred in Illinois; (2) if the contract for hire occurred in Illinois; or (3) if the injured worker’s employment was “principally localized” within Illinois. Pursuant to the statute, only one of these factors has to exist.
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Like truck drivers, there are many other occupations that are transient in nature and this causes issues regarding what state has jurisdiction over a workers’ compensation claim. If your occupation is transient in nature and you are interested in filing a workers’ compensation claim in Illinois, you should contact Woodruff Johnson & Palermo at 866-891-9211 or at www.woodrufflawyers.com/contact.

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My Doctor Says I Should Go Back to Work on Light Duty Now What?

My Doctor Says I Should Go Back to Work on Light Duty Now What? | WORKERS' COMPENSATION | Scoop.it

Oftentimes following an injury, an employee will have some kind of work restrictions put in place by their doctor. When this takes place, the employee should provide the work status note to their employer. The ball is then in the employer’s court, and they can decide whether to accommodate the restrictions and provide light duty work, or not accommodate the restrictions, in which case Temporary Total Disability benefits must be paid.

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