Wauconda, IL asked in Workers' Compensation for Illinois

Q: I countered to a workers comp proposal. It has been 1.5 months sense that counter.

When should I expect a counter from them? I saw some documentation that I shouldn't have seen and informed workers comp adjusters to this. Which reflected her offer was $7000.00 less than what it should have been based on the information I shouldn't have seen. Will she counter the offer reflecting what I saw and informed her on?

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Steve McCann
Steve McCann
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: You may never receive a counter, as you will never be taken seriously unless you are represented by an attorney. This is a common tactic used by adjusters I see all the time when dealing with unrepresented parties. Do yourself a favor, and hire an attorney immediately. Do not make another statement to the adjuster until you do. Many of us offer free consultations, and will represent you on a fixed contingent basis, so it will not cost you anything out of pocket to obtain the guidance of an experienced professional who will work with you to ensure you do not get taken advantage of any further, and will also work to add value to your claim far in excess of his or her fees.

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