You have a right to privacy. However, often unrepresented people sign medical authorizations or waivers that specifically allow this type of contact without really understanding what they are agreeing to. You can insist that your employer and it's representatives have no communication with...View More
Getting your job back isn't normally something that a workers comp lawyer can fight for, because it isn't something that can be awarded at trial. However, in negotiation, you can always ask. You need to have been released back to work by your doctor before you can ask to have your job...View More
Liability is on the party that caused the accident, not the car that hit you. Although you CAN file suit against the driver of every car involved, you should first ask yourself, what is your good-faith basis for claiming that car was negligent.
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... View More
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....View More
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...View More
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,...View More
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