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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation, Public Benefits and Small Claims for Illinois on
Q: Can I file for TTD benefits while I work w/ a laywer to file workmans comp if my employer wouldn't report my injuries?

After an incident at work over the holidays I saw my DR & found out I have bilateral carpal tunnel w/severe damage in my right wrist. She advised me not to return to work until after seeing an orthopedic specialist for possible surgery. I told her that I couldn't afford to & she agreed... Read more »

Steven Sigmond
Steven Sigmond answered on Mar 4, 2020

Yes, you can.

As long as you've reported the work-injury to your boss right away (and you have), you have up to three years to file a workers compensation case. Your employer can't file the case for you. All they can do is turn the matter over to their insurance company or not....
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2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Q: How is a ptd settlement calculated in IL workers comp?
Steven Sigmond
Steven Sigmond answered on Feb 18, 2020

As per the Illinois Workers Compensation Act, "In case of complete disability, which renders the employee wholly and permanently incapable of work, or in the specific case of total and permanent disability as provided in subparagraph 18 of paragraph (e) of this Section, compensation shall be... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: Can I get a cash advance on a lawuit that has not been to trial or has a settlement amount. I have a essure lawsuit.....
Steven Sigmond
Steven Sigmond answered on Jan 27, 2020


From the attorney, no, never. It is illegal for an attorney to advance money to a client as a loan against a case. However, there are licensed legal lending companies in Illinois that can do this. They evaluate the situation on a case-by-case basis. When they do issue a loan,...
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