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Illinois Workers Compensation Tip Of The Day: If your injuries were caused by a fall, be VERY SPECIFIC with your doctors as to how the fall took place. If you say you don't know how you fell, you DO NOT have a compensable workers' compensation claim.
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Illinois Workers Compensation Tip Of The Day: DO NOT speak with the workers compensation insurance adjuster if he or she tries to contact you. Advise him or her you have an attorney and hang up.
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Illinois Workers Compensation Tip Of The Day: In order to receive temporary total disability (TTD) benefits, you MUST have a note from your treating physician authorizing you off work or releasing you to restricted work which your employer will not accommodate.
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Illinois Workers Compensation Tip Of The Day: DO NOT wait to contact a workers' compensation attorney after you are injured at work. The longer you wait, the harder it could be for an attorney to play catch up on your claim. Don't try to go at it alone.
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Illinois Workers Compensation Tip Of The Day: If you have been hurt at work or denied Social Security benefits, contact us today for a FREE consultation at 312-372-9022. We look forward to speaking with you.
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Illinois Workers Compensation Tip Of The Day: Keep track of EVERY place you seek medical treatment. Your medical records are extremely important for your claim and your attorney will need them from EACH provider you see.
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Illinois Workers Compensation Tip Of The Day: DO NOT sign any forms without asking your attorney if it is okay first. He or she may want to see what you are signing before you sign it so be prepared to fax or email it to him or her.
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Illinois Workers Compensation Tip Of The Day: If you are given work restrictions, make sure you adhere to those restrictions away from work as well. For example, if you are advised not to lift over 10 lbs., don't lift over 10 lbs. either at work, in public or at home.
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Illinois Workers Compensation Tip Of The Day: Always report your injury to your employer right away. Do not wait. Also, send an email or a text to your supervisor or to human resources which will confirm that you reported your injury in a timely manner.
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Illinois Workers Compensation Tip Of The Day: Not all work-injury claims are from a single incident. Some work-injury claims are related to repetitive work. Repetitive injury claims are often related to a lot of lifting or hand maneuvering. Even if you are not sure how you got injured, it's a good idea to call a workers' compensation attorney and discuss the possibility of a case.
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