Workers’ Comp Cases have Dropped

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Not as many people working and many people working from home.

If you have been injured while working either at home or in the office give us call at 309-827-4371.

Work Comp is Denying My Surgery

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law protects the person who has a work related injury.

It provides that the injured worker’s related medical treatment is to be paid.

It pays the injured worker when they are off work.

It pays a settlement to the injured worker when all the medical treatment is completed.

Workers’ Compensation insurance companies do not want to pay your bills, your off work pay, or your settlement.

They will delay and deny medical treatment.

They will send you to see their medical doctors to keep you from getting a surgery.

If you are not getting your surgery, your off work pay, or your settlement, then call us immediately.

It does not cost any upfront money to see a Work Comp Attorney. Lawyers are only paid when they win money for you.

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

When Should I File My Work Comp Case?

Illinois law requires you to file your Workers’ Compensation case within 3 years of the date of accident.

This time limit may be extended two years from the last time the Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier or your employer pays you benefits or pays for your medical benefits.

You most likely will not want to wait until the last moment to file your application with the State of Illinois.

Do not confuse reporting your injury to your employer or your insurance company with filing an application of claim.

It is not good enough to tell your employer that you were injured on the job.

Filing an application of claim protects your rights to medical benefits, off work pay, and the settlement.

You also need an application of claim on file to be able to proceed with a hearing before an Illinois Work Comp Arbitrator.

Illinois Work Comp law can become very confusing.

An experienced Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney can help guide you through the complex law and rules.

No upfront fees to a lawyer are required. You only pay 20 percent for fees when you recover money.

Questions about your Work Injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Not Getting Your Work Injury Medical Treatment?

Workers’ Compensation insurance companies will often delay authorizing treatment for work injury claims causing long waits for surgery or important medical tests.

This is damaging to the injured worker, of course, because medical conditions frequently worsen without prompt care.

If you find yourself in this situation you should contact an Illinois Work Comp Attorney right away to discuss the delay in treatment.

Many people do not realize that it does not cost anything upfront to hire an Illinois Workers’ Compensation lawyer.

All fees are based on the amount of benefit recovered for you.

For example, fees are 20 percent of whatever is paid to you at the end of the case.

It makes sense to get help from a lawyer because your medical treatment is very important.

The insurance company has a number of lawyers providing it advice and representation.

You should also receive professional advice and legal assistance.

Questions about your protecting your health? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.