Valuing Your Illinois Work Injury Case

In Illinois the value of your Workers’ Compensation injury depends on the nature of your injury, the treatment you received, your permanent restrictions and the work you perform.

The nature of the injury means did you break a bone, is it a soft tissue injury, are there torn tendons and ligaments.

Injuries that are verifiable with MRI’s, Xrays, or ultrasounds are worth more than soft tissue damage or muscle strains.

Treatment may range from injections, physical therapy, and medications, to surgery.

Injuries that require surgery are usually valued higher.

Permanent restrictions such as limits on lifting, standing, walking or sitting, handling and fingering will make the value of the claim go higher.

A number of years of physical labor, and a work injury that will interfere with the ability to continue such a job will result in a much higher value than a similar injury and a desk job.

Make sure to discuss your work injury case with an experienced Illinois Work Comp lawyer to get the best value.

We do not get paid unless you recover. Feel free to contact Illinois Work Injury Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

 

Florida Woman Dies in Fall from Swing at Merchandise Mart

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/florida-woman-dies-in-fall-from-swing-at-neocon-show-in-merchandise-mart/

Click above to read. Tragic situation.

This case may likely involve a Workers’ Compensation claim in Florida or Illinois and a claim against the company who displayed the swing, and who set up the exhibit.

Make sure to contact an experienced Illinois lawyer to discuss your injuries.

 

Colleges and State Laws Are Clamping Down on Fraternities

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/05/education/learning/colleges-fraternities-laws.html?hpw&rref=education&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well

Click above to read.

One of the functions of the law is shape public policy and behavior. Make hazing a higher risk and more costly and those in charge take notice and clamp down on dangerous and life threatening acts. Continuing to protect stupid behavior will embolden hazers.

Important Work Comp Tip- Know when to Settle Your Case

You must decide on your goals in your work injury case.

Is it to get future medical?

Is it to get the highest amount of money that is possibly can, no matter what the risk?

Is it to get a fair settlement and get on with life?

Do not listen to co-workers or family members. They do not understand the system and they  do not know the specifics of your injury and situation.

No one gets rich off Work Comp in Illinois.

If you get a fair settlement, then you may want to take it and move on with your life.

The problem is some people do not understand that if you take your case to trial you will get what the Arbitrator awards you, even if it is less than the settlement offer.

You cannot go back and get the settlement at that point.

Any time you go to trial it is a risk.

Some people are risk averse and want a sure thing. That is the settlement.

Others are willing to risk it and try for more money. Just remember you may end up with a lower amount of money.

Make sure to talk with an experienced Illinois Work Comp Lawyer and listen to their advice carefully.

Questions about your work injury case? Feel free to contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.