Chicago, IL asked in Workers' Compensation for Illinois

Q: Should i get a workers comp lawyer. I hurt my wrist at work and i feel like im getting railroaded.

I hurt my wrist at work on july 23rd ive been doing everything they have asked going to the caterpillar drs. They finally sent me for an mri last week and today i had an appointment at osf orthopedic and the dr there said i have tendonitis and is referring me to rehab with a follow up in 6 weeks. I have been on restricted duty since the injury of 5lb lifting limit and no overtime. Now it will be another 6 weeks of going to rehab now and when i asked about my dr appointment and if i would get paid for that time nobody has an answer for me. I was working lots of overtime all year before my injury and now almost 8 weeks in of no overtime i have a minimum of 6 more weeks of rehab appointments and no overtime not to mention my restricted duty is basically 8hrs of sitting doing nothing

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1 Lawyer Answer
James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Rochelle, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Yes, you should contact an attorney ASAP to protect your rights. If you're being railroaded, there's no better way to derail the train than to have a good attorney behind you.

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