What is open in the Illinois Legal Landscape

This is an update regarding what is happening in Illinois legal cases.

Social Security is no longer holding in person or video hearings. However, Social Security continues to allow telephone hearings. The result is the same if you win: you are entitled to monthly benefits for the rest of your life and many times you will get back benefits.

There is no indication when in person or video hearings will resume for Social Security cases.

Illinois Workers’ Compensation hearings have been on hold since the Ides of March. They are scheduled to resume in June. This will allow cases to be decided and winning injured workers will be paid.

Illinois Work Comp cases may still be settled. This will be the fastest way to be paid.

Things are looking up for injured workers and those who can no longer work because the legal system will be able to process cases and get people money they need and deserve.

Questions about your disability or work injury case? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Kidney Failure and Coronavirus


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Among other permanent conditions that may result from Coronavirus is kidney damage and the need for dialysis. Options may include Social Security Disability or Workers’ Compensation.

Devastation of Coronavirus


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The unknown stirs up fear. The impact and after effects of the coronavirus is one of those unknowns. Permanent limitations are important in Social Security Disability and Illinois Workers’ Compensation cases. The law does make provision for people who can no longer work in at least these two areas. If you know someone who suffers from permanent restrictions as a result of Covid 19 please feel free to contact me at 309-827-4371.

Now what do I do if I am injured or disabled

What if I have a work injury or if I am disabled and unable to work at all?

Is all lost because it seems as if everything is closed?

In person hearings, trials and meetings have ceased, however you may still take action on your claims.

Illinois Workers’ claims may still be filed, cases settled, and prepared for trial.

Social Security Disability claims may still be filed, cases prepared for hearing, and telephone hearings are being conducted.

We are still able to talk with you over the telephone and send emails and prepare your cases for the time when the courts are open again.

You should contact us to discuss what is happening to you. Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp and Social Security Disability Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Our Law Office is Open

We are still doing business via email and telephone.

We are still able to file Illinois Workers’ Compensation claims via email and mail.

We are still able to file Social Security Disability applications online.

Call us and we will be glad to discuss your injury and disability needs.

Free consultations available at 309-827-4371.