Make Sure You Do This to Help Your Work Injury Case

The biggest problem that will sink a Workers’ Compensation claim is the lack of documentation at the time of the injury.

This means things like medical reports that do not include information on the work injury, such as how it happened and what body parts were injured.

Medical reports that say “no known cause of injury” will destroy your case.

The medical reports should record “fell at work and injured his knee and back” to help your case.

Go to the doctor right away.

Waiting to go to the doctor will kill your case.

The other problem is no accident or injury report completed at the time of injury.

Make an accident report immediately.

Be sure that you keep a copy of the report so it does not mysteriously disappear when you need it.

Keep track of the names and contact information of any witnesses to your work accident.

Trials usually do not happen until several years after your injury so witnesses may disappear.

Following these tips will take away many of the defenses Workers’ Compensation insurance companies use to defeat work injury claims.

The Arbitrator assumes that if you were injured on the job there will be a paper trial proving how the accident happened and what body parts you injured.

Make it easy on yourself and the Arbitrator to rule in your favor.

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

Confined to bed, disabled former Rock Hill police officer feels forgotten | Law and order | stltoday.com

Depression, forced bed rest among struggles for Mathew Crosby.

Source: Confined to bed, disabled former Rock Hill police officer feels forgotten | Law and order | stltoday.com

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This story illustrates the devastation that may result from work injuries or motor vehicle collisions. The conditions often last for a lifetime and no amount of money will bring back a person’s health and life.

Farm workers treated after pesticide exposure near McLean

McLEAN — About 60 farm workers, including several teenagers, were treated in rural McLean after being exposed to residual pesticide Tuesday morning.

Source: Farm workers treated after pesticide exposure near McLean

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Contract workers who are injured through a chemical exposure may file a Workers’ Compensation claim in Illinois.

Florida Arrests 10 in Undercover Workers’ Comp Sting

The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) announced 10 arrests following a multi-agency undercover workers’ compensat

Source: Florida Arrests 10 in Undercover Workers’ Comp Sting

 

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Make sure that your employer has Illinois Workers’ Compensation insurance. If not and you are injured this cause many problems in getting your medical bills paid. Make sure that you call an experienced Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyer to help you.

Illinois budget impasse may be broken with workers comp compromise – Watchdog.org

House Minority Leader Jim Durkin thinks reforming workers comp is where Republicans and Democrats in Illinois can start to come together.

Source: Illinois budget impasse may be broken with workers comp compromise – Watchdog.org

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Be very nervous when Illinois Workers’ Compensation is the focus of the legislature and the Governor. It can only get worse for injured workers in this State.