When should you file for Social Security Disability or your Work injury case?
You should file for your Workers’ Compensation case right away.
This will put your employer on notice and they will not be able to argue that they did not have timely notice of the injury.
It also gets your time off work pay and medical benefits going.
Tell your doctors and other medical providers that you have filed for a work injury case so that all the records and bills will go to the work comp insurance company.
There is no good reason for delaying in filing the application of claim.
Talk to an experienced Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney to learn how to file an application of claim.
No fee is charged until you recover.
You may file for Social Security Disability as soon as you stop working full time.
If you delay it may reduce the benefits you receive from Social Security.
The filing process is done online.
This notifies Social Security that you have stopped working and are seeking the benefits you are entitled to under the law.
It also tells Social Security that they need to get all the medical records from all your providers.
An experienced Social Security Disability Attorney will help you file online.
No fee is charged until you recover back benefits.
Questions? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp and Social Security Disability Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.
With sadness we announce the death of Steven Williams today.
Steve was a great partner, lawyer, husband and father.
He will be missed.
Rest in peace.
Too many people think that their injury is not bad and that they will not need to file either a work comp claim or injury claim against the insurance company.
The problem is that it is usually too late to change your mind if the injury becomes worse or there are costly medical tests or treatment required.
A few simple steps will protect any potential Illinois Workers’ Compensation claim or injury case you may have.
Report your injury immediately and make a written report.
Make copies of all your reports.
Go to the doctor right away.
Tell the doctor how the injury happened, where it happened, and all the body parts involved.
These straight forward, truthful actions will preserve any future claim you may have.
If your injury worsens, a written injury report at the time of the accident proves where it happened and what happened.
The doctor’s records are evidence of the need for medical treatment and what body parts were injured.
Many injury cases are lost at the initial stage of the accident.
Delay in reporting and seeking medical treatment gives the insurance company the opportunity to plant doubt in the Judge’s mind.
Protect your injury case. Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp and Injury lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.
What is the best advice I can give anyone who has been injured at work or in a motor vehicle collision?
Tell your doctor immediately how you were injured and all the body parts that were injured.
For instance, tell the doctor “I was lifting a 50 pound box of parts when I turned and twisted. I felt my back pop and there was pain right away. The pain runs down my right leg.”
Make sure you tell all your medical providers the same thing each time.
This means doctors, nurses, and physicians assistants.
An immediate, clear, consistent explanation of injury will make your injury case go smoothly and increase its value.
Questions about your injury case? Feel free to contact Illinois injury lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.
FARMER CITY — An Illinois State trooper has been airlifted to a Champaign hospital following a two-vehicle crash near Farmer City.
Source: State trooper injured in I-74 crash near Farmer City | Local News | pantagraph.com
Be safe out there. Prayers with the trooper and family. In Illinois the trooper may sue for workers’ compensation benefits and may also sue the at fault driver.