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Michael Helfand
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Occasionally we hear about older, disgruntled attorneys who aren't working hard for their clients. These lawyers are just going through the motions and focusing on getting a case over with, rather than getting the best possible result for their clients. Read more at:
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Most Illinois work injuries involve broken bones or damaged muscles and ligaments. Some cases, however, involve a cut or burn that leads to a scar. The size and type of scar, as well as the body part it is on, determine how much the worker will receive in compensation. More at:
http://tinyurl.com/o48qe37
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If you've been injured at work, and your employer or insurance company tells you that the bills will be taken care of, you can't assume that they will follow through. Call every medical provider and ask for a copy of the payoff. Read more at: http://tinyurl.com/pougvss
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WWE wrestlers with brain injuries, much like NFL players, are suing the organization for not doing more to prevent and treat concussions. Perhaps they should file claims for workers' compensation as well. For more: http://tinyurl.com/qb8yh4j
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Employers in Illinois can require drug testing after a work injury, and Illinois law allows the insurance co. to deny a claim if the drug test is positive. But a lawyer can argue (in some cases) that the employee wasn't under the influence at the time of the accident, and he/she should receive workers' compensation benefits.
http://tinyurl.com/n2nmt3g
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Workers' compensation cases can take a long time to conclude. The reasons include overburdened courts that move cases through slowly or a client's ongoing medical treatment. A quick outcome isn't necessarily a good outcome, so it is important to understand why there are delays.
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Should your lawyer charge you for an initial consultation? For filing a claim? Should he/she take a percentage of your regular benefits? For our opinion, go to: http://tinyurl.com/pneudxd
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To ensure the best outcome on your workers' compensation case, you should work with your doctor and communicate with him/her about everything. Your medical records are critical to your claim. Read more at:
http://tinyurl.com/ms4oruf
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Did your attorney just pass the bar exam? Hiring an inexperienced lawyer can be detrimental to your case. Don't let a new attorney "practice" and gain experience on your case. For more:
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A key question if you get hurt at work is, did your job put you at an increased risk of injury? Are you at a greater risk than the general public for that injury because of your job? For more, go to:
http://tinyurl.com/pxltpu4
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