DO PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS AFFECT MY RECOVERY?

If you sustained an injury at work, your employer or its insurance company cannot deny you Workers’ compensation benefits based solely on a pre-existing condition. If you had a pre-existing condition

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THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, YOUR EMPLOYMENT AND THE EMERGENCY AMENDMENT TO THE ILLINOIS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT

THIS DECISION HAS BEEN RESCINDED   In the event you are injured or sickened at work the remedy available to you is contained in the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. Among the elements that must

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GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY RESPONSIBILITY FOR INJURIES CAUSED BY FALL

In Illinois owners of property are not automatically responsible for people injured ontheir premises. The injured party must show that the owner was negligent; thatis, he or she failed to meet his

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Navigating an Independent Medical Exam Pursuant to Section 12 of The Illinois Workers Compensation Act

Section 12 of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act 820ILCS305/12 provides as follows: “An employee entitled to receive disability payments shall be required, if requested by the employer, to submit

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APPEALING A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ARBITRATION DECISION

In a worker’s compensation case, the initial hearing, where witnesses are questioned and written evidence is submitted by attorneys for the Petitioner and by the Respondent, is handled by the Arbitrator

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AFTER AN ACCIDENT SUBMIT YOUR MEDICAL BILLS TO YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE CARRIER

If you are in an accident and are fortunate enough to have your own health insurance provider, make sure you promptly submit your medical bills to your own health insurance company for payment. This sounds

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INJURIES ON PRIVATE PROPERTY

Many people believe that if they become injured on the property of another, that party is strictly liable for their injuries. However, that is not the law in the State of Illinois. Before an injured party

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EXCULPATORY CLAUSES

Fitness clubs, as well as recreational facilities, often have their customers sign exculpatory clauses as part of their membership agreement in an effort to limit their liability for subsequent injuries.

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Workers’ Compensation Fundamentals: Fatal Cases

Today’s blog will address how the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act compensates surviving family members when a work injury causes the death of an employee. The November and December blogs dealt with

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The Importance of Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist and Medical Payments Auto Insurance Coverage

Whether signing up for new auto insurance, adding a new vehicle to your policy, or renewing an existing policy of auto insurance, one of the most important things you can do for you and your family is

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