When Do I Settle My Work Injury Case?

You do not want to settle your Illinois Workers’ Compensation case until you have completed your medical treatment.  

This means having your surgery, injections, physical therapy and being released from the doctor.

The reason is that settling the case leaves any future medical treatment and bills as your responsibility. 

You want to avoid this and have your insurance company pay all bills.

You also want to know if your doctor will release you to return to work full duty, or if you will have any permanent restrictions.

The value of the case depends on any restrictions you may have and what medical treatment you received.

Once treatment is completed you should return to work for several weeks to see how your body responds, and whether you will need to return to the doctor for any further evaluation.

You should then come up with a plan to negotiate with the insurance company. What amount of money are you going to demand?

You should seek the advice of an experienced Illinois Work Injury attorney to guide you in your negotiations.

Remember in Illinois there is no attorney fee charge until you recover payment from the Workers’ Compensation insurance company.

Questions about your work injury case? Feel free to call Illinois Work Injury Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

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This involved criminal charges. However, the camp and organizers may also be subject to civil damages for failure to supervise counselors and leaders in these type of cases.

What to Do When Social Security Denies Your Disability

Social Security has set a very complex system for deciding if people are disabled.

You must be very careful to follow all the rules or you may be penalized.

The initial level is the application for disability benefits.

If you are denied at this level you must appeal within 60 days.

Failure to appeal will require you to start all over again, and it will prevent you from obtaining any back benefits before the date of your denial.

If you are denied at the second level, then once again you will have 60 days to appeal.

Appealing at the second level gives you the right to a hearing before an administrative law judge.

The hearing is your first opportunity to have a conversation with the decision maker face to face, and convince the judge that you are disabled.

There are appeal rights after the Administrative Law Judge decision.

All your appeals are very important to you because they control your rights to future and back benefits.

It does not cost any upfront money to see an experienced Social Security Disability Lawyer.

Makes sure to contact Illinois Social Security Disability Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371 to guide you through the maze of Social Security Disability rules and procedures.