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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Social Security for Illinois on
Q: How can I find the disability lawyer that I had a few years ago but I forgot there name
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answered on Apr 17, 2024

Here are some steps you can take to try to find the disability lawyer you worked with a few years ago:

1. Check your records: Look through old emails, letters, contracts, or receipts related to your disability case. The lawyer's name and contact information may be listed on these...
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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Social Security for Illinois on
Q: How can I find the disability lawyer that I had a few years ago but I forgot there name
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 24, 2024

Addendum - another option, but it could cost a fee. The larger process server companies handle a variety of functions related to investigation, skip tracing, and general court records research. You could discuss with them. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Q: If you are injured on th job and your employer does not file protocol are they breaking the law in regard to workers com

If you are at work and hurt your back and notify you manager immediately and they give you some aspirin and muscle rub send send you home with time off without pay instead of workers compensation then you are unable to work a d they se d you to a doctor a d the doctor send them a written notice... View More

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Apr 8, 2024

The person who was injured is foolishly trying to handle this matter without hiring an attorney. The injured worker doesn't even realize that reporting his work injury to his employer does NOT give him any rights. To be clear, you must report the injury to your employer within 45 days but... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Q: Illinois Worker's Comp

If I have a candidate working remotely in Illinois but their base is in Indiana, do I have to add Illinois to my worker's comp insurance or can I just keep Indiana's and be covered?

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Jan 31, 2024

You are using words that are amenable to multiple interpretations. If you mean to say that you have an employee who lives and works in Indiana for your business that is headquartered in Illinois, you need to have Worker's Compensation insurance in Illinois. If a worker sustained a... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Q: My work comp case is closed, but they did not pay all my medical. What should I do?
Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Dec 30, 2023

I agree with Mr. Ahlberg IF YOU HAD AN ATTORNEY. If you did not have an attorney and there is no language in your settlement contract to pay the providers, you may be stuck. There are NO MEDICAL LIENS on Illinois WC settlements so NONE of the bills have to be paid from the settlement but YOU do... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Q: Exceptions to the 3 year statute in Illinois to file a claim for Worker's Compensation.

Since one of the exceptions to the three year filing deadline for Illinois worker's compensation is having a medical bill paid related to my injury within 2 years of working for that company, since I no longer work for that company but if I were to get a different kind of job with the same... View More

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Dec 7, 2023

Not for the 2017 injury. That said, it is always possible to reinjure your back or exacerbate a pre-existing injury. If a doctor is able to relate any reinjury or exacerbation of pre-existing injury to your work activities, THAT injury would be compensable under Illinois Worker's... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Q: Illinois Worker's Compensation late claim past the due date questions.

If I was on an unpaid leave of absence with my employer is that considered as still being an employee for the company? As far as the original injury goes, the symptoms first appeared in early Nov. 2017 and an MRI told us what was going on for sure in Dec. 2017. Herniated disc, bulging disc,... View More

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Dec 7, 2023

The most common way to date an injury from repetitive stress trauma (wear and tear) is to use the first day that you went to seek medical attention. For you, that is going to be some date in 2017 so the statute of limitations is going to be the same date in 2020. Remember that in addition to the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Q: Covid-19 time extension for Worker's Compensation Illinois.

Does anyone know if when Covid 19 started the U.S. lock down that there were exceptions, extensions, etc. for filing late worker's compensation claims in Illinois?

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Dec 7, 2023

To the best of my knowledge, no statute of limitations was extended as a result of the pandemic. If the three-year SOL for filing your claim ran during the last two weeks of March when the Commission was closed, you would have a strong argument for being able to timely file your claim on April 1,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Q: Can this information help someone create an Illinois worker's compensation case way past the 3 year deadline?

I looked through my medical records and I did find one progress note that does say specifically that my symptoms, and the symptoms were specified, were due to an accident at work. The biggest problem is the progress note says that began in 03/2018 when my symptoms first appeared in 11/2017 and an... View More

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Dec 6, 2023

On your facts, there is nothing that can be done. The ONLY way to extend the statute of limitations for work injury beyond three years is to receive "compensation" (usually in the form of medical benefits) from an employer-sponsored group health insurance program within two years of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Q: Is there any way I can file for Illinois worker's compensation 3 years past the deadline?

My lower back pain first started in early Nov. 2017. I saw a doctor after it didn't go away after a few days and reported it to my boss and supervisor. I worked at a grocery store for a long time moving the big and heavy things. No one ever gave me worker's comp papers or filed a claim. I... View More

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Dec 4, 2023

It depends. There are two components to timely filing a Worker's Compensation claim. You must provide notice to the employer within 45 days AND you must file an application for adjustment of claim within three years OR within two years of the last medical care provided under an... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Q: Can I sue my employer after developing chronic degenerative orthopedic diagnosis that was likely caused by my job?

I, 33 year old female, was recently diagnosed with lower lumbar facet arthrosis. I was told by my chiropractor that this typically isn't seen in patients my age, this is something that occurs in older patients. I have been working at a factory for over 12 years and believe this diagnosis was... View More

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Aug 16, 2023

First of all, when you are injured at work, you can never sue your employer. Your sole remedy is to file a claim with the Illinois Worker's Compensation Commission. To succeed in a Worker's Compensation claim, it is essential that you provide a sound causation opinion from a credible... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Employment Law for Illinois on
Q: If I was in a work incident and I happened to be the victim could I sue the company for not taking any action?

I had a coworker who threw several boxes product (card sleeves) at me . Three hit my head and the rest hit my body. Anyways my manager told me he had a zero tolerance to that type of stuff and the co worker constantly outrages in the work environment. Yet he still working here so I just want to... View More

David Wolkowitz
David Wolkowitz
answered on Feb 28, 2023

If you are injured, you could make a worker's compensation claim against your employer. If your co-worker through something at you, that might be a crime, and you could call the police. However, practically speaking, this will cause problems for your employer, and they may fire you. Perhaps... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Employment Law for Illinois on
Q: If I was in a work incident and I happened to be the victim could I sue the company for not taking any action?

I had a coworker who threw several boxes product (card sleeves) at me . Three hit my head and the rest hit my body. Anyways my manager told me he had a zero tolerance to that type of stuff and the co worker constantly outrages in the work environment. Yet he still working here so I just want to... View More

Jeremy Wang
Jeremy Wang
answered on Feb 28, 2023

Projectile objects being thrown at your head create an unsafe work environment and also have the potential to cause serious blindness and bodily injury. Report the incident to your manager. If your manager fails to correct the conduct, then report the matter to Human Resources.

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3 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Employment Law for Illinois on
Q: If I was in a work incident and I happened to be the victim could I sue the company for not taking any action?

I had a coworker who threw several boxes product (card sleeves) at me . Three hit my head and the rest hit my body. Anyways my manager told me he had a zero tolerance to that type of stuff and the co worker constantly outrages in the work environment. Yet he still working here so I just want to... View More

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Feb 28, 2023

On your facts, this is neither a personal injury nor a Worker's Compensation claim as you sustained no injury. Your coworker's behavior should be unacceptable to anyone. It is obvious that your supervisor does not have a "zero-tolerance" for such behavior. By definition,... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Q: I am so confused ...what do i do now that my condition has worsened to death sentence?After the closing of 1st claim

first claim was closed when i was told by my attorney after telling him I was diagnosed cancer it would be left open ....i am seriously so upset that i was told i have no case even w the getting stage4b lung cancer all the sudden 6 -12 months before may 2022 scan and had breakout at work sept... View More

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Mar 1, 2024

You also posted this question in Avvo. Unfortunately, neither posting contains the information necessary to provide a definitive answer to your question. You do not tell us about your Worker's Compensation claim other than you had one and you are represented by an attorney. You do not tell... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Tax Law and Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Q: if someone else put my daughter as a household memebr when she is not she was mine and have given me stipulations on get

on getting my child back what can i do in order to get this fraud behavior to stop

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
answered on Oct 1, 2023

Do you have a court order between you and the other parent that gives you custody or parenting time? Who is this person whose household she has joined? How old is this child? Have you filed a police report? There are a lot of issues here.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
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... View More

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg
answered on Sep 7, 2023

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Q: I was 17 not sposed to be working in fryers and they had me clean the frying pan keep in mind no protection gloveavaible

When I pulled the pan out it was full of grease and fried my whole hand and half of my arm the did not report this to the police or anything can anything be done?

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg
answered on Feb 8, 2023

You should contact a lawyer about filing a workers' compensation claim right away. This is not a situation that would normally be reported to the police.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Q: I have a Workman's Compensation Settlement being processed. If I pass away, will my spouse then receive it?

I'm waiting to receive money from a Workman's Compensation Settlement. If I were to pass away before I actually receive the money, does my spouse still get it?

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Jul 5, 2022

It depends upon what you mean by "being processed." If you have entered into a settlement agreement and that settlement agreement was approved by an arbitrator or a Commissioner, it must be paid within 30 days and is usually paid in 10 days or less. If you should die before you received... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Q: I don’t know if it’s worth it my finger ring finger got smashed at work broken tip I had surgery and pins put in thank

Pins are currently out hand swollen

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Jun 15, 2022

I don't know what question you're asking. If you are asking whether it is "worth" hiring an attorney, the answer is always yes in Illinois Worker's Compensation claims. You hire the attorney on a contingent fee basis which means that you pay nothing until the claim is... View More

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