Workers’ Compensation

Chicago, IL Workers’ Compensation Attorneys You are entitled to see two doctors of your own choice plus any other doctors that those doctors refer you to see. However, you are required to be seen by your employers’ independent medical examiner (IME) but you are not required to be treated by your employers doctors. If you … Continue reading Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation FAQ

Chicago, IL Workers’ Compensation Automobile Attorneys Under the circumstances described, you actually have two cases. You have a workers’ compensation case and a case against the driver of the automobile. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act provides that fault or negligence is not required to sustain a case. As long as you were on the job … Continue reading Workers’ Compensation FAQ

Nursing Home Injuries

Chicago, IL Nursing Home Injuries Attorneys The statute of limitations for filing a nursing home case is complicated and depends on a few factors.  If the resident is mentally disabled the statute of limitations is 2 years from the date of death.  If the resident is competent, the earliest date is 2 years from the date … Continue reading Nursing Home Injuries

Premises Liability

Chicago, IL Premises Liability Attorneys Premise liability cases can be quite complicated and difficult to purse in the state of Illinois. In order to prevail, one must prove that the owner/manager of the site had notice of the dangerous condition and failed to fix it before someone was injured. Notice of the condition can be … Continue reading Premises Liability

Personal Injury

Chicago, IL Personal Injury Attorneys The basis for the filing of a personal injury lawsuit is generally negligence.  In order to prevail on a negligence case you must prove each of the following elements: duty (a person has to act reasonably under the circumstances), breach of duty (that the person failed in his or her … Continue reading Personal Injury

Nursing Home

Chicago, IL Nursing Home Attorneys The warning signs of nursing home abuse and neglect are wide ranging and often time difficult to detect. The most common signs are falls, unexplained fractures, bedsores, ulcers, bruising, malnutrition and dehydration. When you visit your loved one in a nursing home you should always ask them if they are … Continue reading Nursing Home

Workers’ Compensation

Chicago, IL Workers’ Compensation Attorneys The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act allows you to file a claim within 3 years of the injury or within 2 years of the last benefit payment for the case such as the payment of medical bills or temporary total disability payments. Even if you have lost your job, you can file … Continue reading Workers’ Compensation

Injury Accident

Chicago, IL Injury Accident Lawyers Typically, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. The time limit to file a lawsuit is called a “statute of limitations”. There are many different statutes of limitations for various situations. Most injury claims allow you two years from the date of the accident … Continue reading Injury Accident

Workers’ Comp Time Limits

Chicago, IL Employment and Workers’ Comp Lawyers According to the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Act, you may file a claim within 3 years of the injury. You may also file a claim within 2 years of the last benefit payment for the case, such as the expense of medical bills or temporary total disability costs. Even … Continue reading Workers’ Comp Time Limits

Compensation Accident

Chicago, IL Compensation Accident Attorneys Generally, you must have sustained an injury as a direct result of the negligence of someone else in order to have a claim for damages. However, there is an exception if you are in the “zone of danger”. The “zone of danger” rule allows you make a claim for the emotional … Continue reading Compensation Accident