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This case involved multiple defendants whose insurance companies paid out a large sum of money for severe injuries to a young person. The insurance companies took the case to the Appellate Court to try to get it dismissed, and finally settled.
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A victim may sue someone for sexual assault or sexual harassment and seek money damages for the injuries. The injuries may be physical or mental. Some states limit the time that a person may to file a lawsuit. This will prevent some older attacks from being subject of a suit.
Keep this list in your wallet so that you have it ready for yourself or a co-worker or friend in case of injury.
- Go to the doctor immediately.
- Complete an accident report as soon as possible. Keep a copy for yourself.
- Tell your supervisor about the accident.
- Tell the doctor about every body part that you injured.
- Tell the doctor how you were injured at work.
Following these simple steps will strengthen your work injury case and keep the insurance company from denying your benefits.
If the Workers’ Compensation insurance company wants to take a statement from you regarding the accident, call a Work Comp lawyer right away. The insurance company can use any statement you make against your interest.
Questions about your work injury case? Feel free to contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.
Once you receive an offer from the insurance company you must make sense of what it means.
An offer is what the insurance company is willing to pay to close your case.
After negotiating with the insurance company and coming to an agreement that you believe is fair, then you will have to reduce the settlement to writing and both sides will sign it.
The most important thing is to reach an agreement that reflects the true value of the case.
You must take into account any defenses to the case. Such as weak accident, poor medical history of injury, or questionable causal connection.
You must also factor in the going rate for the type of injury you suffered.
You do not want to give up a fair offer and end up with nothing or a low award or verdict.
If you reject the final settlement offer, then you will have to go to trial.
What you receive from the trial award is what you get.
The settlement offer is no longer good when you go to trial.
So make sure that you understand the offer and the value of your case.
Questions about your injury case? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp and Injury Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.
The best way to insure your best Workers’ Compensation settlement in Illinois is to follow these guidelines.
Report your injury to a supervisor immediately. Make sure that you put it in writing and get a copy for your records.
Go to the doctor right away. Tell your doctor all your injuries at the first visit and tell her what caused the injury at work.
Make sure that you follow doctor’s orders and comply with treatment recommendations.
Run any settlement offers you receive past an experienced Illinois Work Comp Attorney to make sure that the insurance company is not taking advantage of you.
Questions about your work injury case? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.