Crash in Edgar County kills Marshall man | News-Gazette.com

One person died in a crash Wednesday morning between a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer in Edgar County.

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Tragic accident. In order to win damages the injured driver must prove that the other driver was at fault and the injuries were related to the accident.

Illinois Work Comp Settlement Tips

Here are some top tips to increase your Illinois Workers’ Compensation settlement value.

  • Make sure to report your accident to your supervisor immediately.
  • Make sure to put your report in writing.
  • Make sure to keep a copy of your report.
  • Make sure to go to the doctor right away.
  • Make sure to tell your doctor that your injury happened at work and how it happened.
  • Make sure to tell your doctor about all your injured body parts at your first visit and repeat this at each visit.
  • Make sure to request an off work note from each doctor visit.
  • Make sure to follow all your doctor’s treatment orders.
  • Make sure to ask for a note detailing all your permanent restrictions at your final doctor visit.
  • Make sure to check with an experienced Illinois Workers’ Compensation lawyer regarding an estimate of the value of your case.
  • Make sure to have an attorney on your side to negotiate with the work comp insurance company.

Questions about your work injury and how to get full settlement value? Feel free to contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Help

Here are some tips to keep you out of trouble and increase the settlement value of your Illinois Workmans’ Compensation case.

Make sure that you file an accident report as soon as possible after your injury.

This prevents the insurance company from arguing that you were injured at home or somewhere off the job.

Make sure that you go to a doctor immediately after your injury.

You do not want the insurance company to claim that your injury was minor or not related to work because you waited several days to see a doctor.

Make sure that you tell the doctor, nurse, and receptionist that you are seeking treatment because of a work injury.

Do not allow the insurance company to claim that your injury is not related to work because you failed  to provide a work related injury history to your medical providers.

Make sure that you tell the doctor and nurse about all of your work related injuries such as neck and shoulder and low back conditions.

Some insurance companies will deny claims that are not clear cut and try to argue that delayed medical treatment for separate parts of the body is proof the injury is not related to a work accident.

Speak with an experienced Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyer early in the process so that you do not make mistakes that will damage the value of your settlement.

Questions about what you are facing? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

 

Motorcyclist dies in Nashville crash

The driver of a motorcycle died Saturday night south of downtown Nashville after slamming into the back of another vehicle, according to law enforcement.

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Motorcycle riders who are injured by negligent drivers may file a lawsuit to recover damages just like drivers of cars and trucks. You must prove the other driver was at fault in causing your accident and that you have suffered damages as a result.

Why Not Talk with the Insurance Company Adjuster

What can it hurt to speak with the insurance company adjuster about your work injury or motor vehicle collision?

You may think it will speed up the process and get your check faster, however it can result in a low ball offer and harm your case in the end.

Some adjusters will want to take a recorded statement from you before they will talk settlement.

Whatever you say to the insurance adjuster in the recording can be used against you later in the case.

You may misunderstand a question or become nervous and misspeak. It is hard to undue the mistake once it happens. So make sure that you do not agree to a recorded statement unless you have a lawyer present with you.

Some adjusters will want to make a quick settlement offer and wrap up the case.

The problem is that once you settle your case it is over. If you miss a medical bill or need more medical treatment later, then it is your responsibility.

Be very careful before you settle your case. Make sure that an experienced workers’ compensation or personal injury lawyer reviews your settlement before you sign any documents.

Insurance companies have many lawyers on retainer to protect its interests, make sure that you have a lawyer to help you out.

Questions about your injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation and personal injury lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.