First Responders Injured Off The Clock
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First Responders Injured Off The Clock

Are our first responders entitled to workers’ compensation benefits when they are injured while providing help in their official capacity while off the clock? Yes. In a recent case before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, a police officer had to fight to get benefits paid to him for an injury that took place when he…

Do I need an attorney?
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Do I need an attorney?

This is a question that my office routinely hears from people who have been injured at work. My response is always, “Even if everything is going perfectly right now, you will inevitably need an attorney. Don’t wait to get one until after a problem occurs because then you risk a situation where an attorney cannot…

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Open Medical Rights

Open Medical Rights? What to do when your former attorney won’t help get treatment approved after your case has closed. Over the years, Black & Jones has had several new clients come into our office lost and unsure what to do. Their former attorneys won’t respond to their phone calls after their file closes. They…