Not All Lawyers Get Paid Alike

In Illinois, different types of lawyers get paid in different ways.

Some lawyer are paid by the hour, or require upfront retainer fees.

Illinois Workers’ Compensation lawyers, Social Security Disability lawyers, and personal injury lawyers are paid at the end of the case based on a percentage of what amounts they recover for you.

This helps you get a lawyer to represent you and protect your interests without having to pay any upfront money.

For instance, Work Comp lawyers are paid 20 percent of the recovery. Social Security Disability lawyers are paid 25 percent of your back benefits awarded. Personal injury lawyers are usually paid one-third of the amount of money they win for you.

This provides an incentive for the lawyers to win your case for you.

Make sure that you get the help you need against insurance companies and the government. They have plenty of lawyers to assist them in defending against any claims you file.

Feel free to contact Illinois Work Injury lawyer and Social Security Disability lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371 to get help in your case.

Why Going to the Doctor Matters in Your Work Injury Case

Injured workers often say that it does not seem fair that the Insurance Company has denied my benefits.

But what really matters most is what the Arbitrator thinks about your case.

So let’s get inside the mind of the Arbitrator.

Arbitrators give a lot of weight to when you go to the doctor and what you tell the doctor.

The Arbitrator believes that if you are truly injured you will go to the doctor soon after your injury. Usually within 1 days to 7 days after the injury.

The Arbitrator believes that if you are hurt at work you will tell the doctor that it happened it at work and how it happened.

The idea is that there is no reason not to explain to the doctor how the injury happened and where it occurred. What you tell the doctor close to the time of the work accident is more believable than what you testify to at trial 2 years later.

Failure to go to the doctor right away and explain clearly that it was a work injury will often doom your claim and there will be no medical treatment paid for, no time off pay, and no settlement.

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

Is the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Company Taking Advantage of You?

The law is often not well known or publicized.

Let’s face it the law is complicated and people have much more on their mind with daily obligations and crises.

Most people are only injured once in their work career so it is not well known what benefits you are entitled to.

Some Workers’ Compensation Insurance Companies know this and take advantage of people.

In Illinois when you are injured on the job you are entitled to time off work pay, paid medical bills and money for the injury itself.

The settlement is not paid until the end of the case, therefore some insurance companies will hope that the injured worker forgets or is unaware of this right.

Do not let this happen to you.

Make sure to contact a lawyer right away if you are not being paid.

In Illinois a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer is not paid until the end of the case when you are paid.

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