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What Does Litigation Mean in a Personal Injury Case?

What Does Litigation Mean in a Personal Injury Case?

In personal injury cases, litigation entails suing negligent parties for causing accidents and subsequent injuries and other damages through a […]

How Long Does It Take to Get Workers’ Comp Approved?

How Long Does It Take to Get Workers’ Comp Approved?

Workers’ compensation claims take an average of twelve to eighteen months to settle, unless there are disputes or complicated legal […]

Is Workers’ Compensation Considered Income When Filing Taxes?

Is Workers’ Compensation Considered Income When Filing Taxes?

Generally, workers’ compensation benefits are not considered income, and therefore are not subject to taxes. Workers’ compensation benefits do have to […]

How Long Do Employees Have to File a Workers’ Comp Claim in Illinois?

How Long Do Employees Have to File a Workers’ Comp Claim in Illinois?

Understanding how long employees have to file a workers’ comp claim in Illinois can help prevent injured workers from losing […]

What Not to Do While on Workers’ Comp

What Not to Do While on Workers’ Comp

Knowing what not to do while on workers’ comp helps prevent injured workers from losing their right to benefits. Failing […]

How Long Do You Have to Sue Someone for Personal Injury?

How Long Do You Have to Sue Someone for Personal Injury?

If someone’s negligence causes an accident and subsequent injuries, injury victims have a limited period of time when they can […]

How Much Does a Workers’ Comp Lawyer Cost?

How Much Does a Workers’ Comp Lawyer Cost?

In Illinois, workers’ compensation lawyers charge a contingency fee for handling workers’ compensation claims. The lawyers receive up to 20% […]

Workers’ Compensation Investigations and What They Look For

Workers’ Compensation Investigations and What They Look For

Understanding workers’ compensation investigations and what they look for can help ensure injured workers receive benefits. Employers and insurance carriers […]

How Long Does It Take Workers’ Comp to Approve Surgery?

How Long Does It Take Workers’ Comp to Approve Surgery?

How long it takes for workers’ comp to approve surgery depends on factors such as obtaining employer approval. According to […]

What Questions Are Asked at a Workers’ Comp Hearing?

What Questions Are Asked at a Workers’ Comp Hearing?

Knowing what questions are asked at a workers’ comp hearing can help injured workers in Chicago get prepared. When a […]

What Not to Say to a Workers’ Comp Doctor

What Not to Say to a Workers’ Comp Doctor

Knowing what not to say to a workers’ comp doctor can help ensure injured workers protect their right to compensation. […]