201707.25
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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…

201706.16
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Deciding which law firm to hire for your claim?

Wondering how best to decide which law firm to hire for your workers’ compensation claim or Social Security Disability claim? There are four important factors to consider—the law firm’s reputation, the attitude of the firm’s attorneys who will be assigned to your case, the law firm’s experience with cases like yours, and the location of…

201704.11
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Why You Need An Attorney To Navigate Workers’ Comp

Now more than ever, it is important to hire an attorney for your workers’ compensation injury. Governor Rauner wants to reform the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, claiming that Illinois workers are paid too much money for their injuries, too many injuries are compensable, and the medical expenses are too high. Governor Rauner claims Illinois is…

201703.07
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When Work Comp Denies the Treatment You Need

Have you received a letter from the worker’s compensation insurance carrier telling you that they are denying approval for medical treatment recommended by your doctor? You need to know that their “decision” is not necessarily final. Insurance companies deny treatment for several reasons. Sometimes it is simply because they do not have the complete medical…

201611.21
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Didn’t See That Coming

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Change is never easy nor is it easy to predict. No matter how much research one does nor how critical one analyzes the data there is always the “didn’t see that coming” factor. Two stark examples of where the “didn’t see that coming” factor involve the 1850 prediction of what New York City would look like one…

201610.17
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Safety Violations and injuries

What happens when your work injury was caused by your employer not complying with health and safety standards? Sometimes injuries happen even when you and your employer are following every safety standard. Unfortunately, when a business is allowing employees to work in an environment or around equipment that is blatantly unsafe, injuries not only are…

201607.25
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Rights of Undocumented Injured Workers

Undocumented workers’ who suffer an injury arising out of and in the course of employment have the rights afforded by the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, with a few exceptions.  Undocumented workers’ who are injured on the job are entitled to have all reasonable and necessary medical expenses paid.  When the undocumented injured worker is temporarily…