Attorneys Jim Black and Tracy Jones begin every Workers’ Compensation case by thoroughly investigating the legal and factual basis for each workers’ compensation claim, never relying upon insurance companies to state the issues. Their thorough knowledge and understanding of the rights of the injured individual as protected by the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act guide them in each individual case assessment.
Black & Jones offer representation on Social Security Disability cases. This encompasses both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Social Security Disability is available for any individual who can not engage in substantial gainful activity because of a physical or mental impairment which is likely to last 12 months or more, or result in death.
Black & Jones represents veterans seeking compensation before the Department of Veterans Affairs. If you suffer from a medical condition or disability as a result of an injury or condition acquired while serving in the military, you may be entitled to disability compensation. The process is very long and filled with red tape. Black & Jones will assist you in applying for benefits or appealing a denial by gathering medical evidence to substantiate the disability and presenting it to the VA in a clear and concise format. If you were determined to have a service-connected disability but disagree with your disability rating, or wish to seek a higher rating, Black & Jones can help you obtain the evidence needed to support an application for increased rating.
Attorneys Jim Black and Tracy Jones represent individuals who have been seriously injured or killed due to the negligence of others. This includes auto accident cases, construction cases, animal attacks, or any other situation where the wrongful conduct of another has caused injury.
Black & Jones offer assistance to our first responders who are seeking disability pensions before the Police and Fireman Pension Boards. Most police officers and firefighters apply for the disability pension without the aid of an attorney. However it is beneficial to obtain legal representation for the hearing held before the Board.
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If your disability was from something that occurred while on duty, then we can assist in obtaining a line of duty disability pension which offers substantially increased benefits than a regular disability pension. Black & Jones will also ensure that you know additional rights you may have regarding work related injuries and, if applicable, your right to pursue Social Security Disability benefits. The interplay of the different benefits within each system can be confusing and Black & Jones will ensure you understand how they each effect the others. If the disability is not work related, Black & Jones can still pursue a regular disability pension and will ensure you know your rights regarding Social Security disability benefits if applicable.
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