If you have not yet hired a lawyer and want to handle your own case, you are free to do so. You are an adult and free to make your own decisions, including bad ones which can cost you thousands of dollars and access to quality medical care. But there are 5 questions that you […]
Do I Need to Hire a Worker’s Compensation Lawyer?
Got Beat Up By a Co-Worker? Some Surprising Answers ….
I’d like to think that we leave fistfights behind us on the playground, preferably sometime around junior high age. But stuff happens …. What happens if you get hurt getting into a fistfight with a co-worker at work? First, win or lose, you are going to be at risk of losing your job. Most companies […]
On-the-Job Heart Attacks
Having a heart attack is one of the scariest experiences anyone can have – and it is probably worse for truck drivers who are often far from home and carrying an expensive load he has been entrusted with. So, what happens if you have a heart attack on the job? Does the company have to […]
Not Your First Rodeo? Prior Worker’s Comp Claims
Some people are born lucky … some aren’t. If you happen to be one of the less lucky guys who has gotten hurt on the job more than one time, this one’s for you. First, you need to know that the insurance company will know about your earlier accident. The insurance industry keeps a database […]
“A” Cause Is All You Need to Show in a Worker’s Comp Case ….
“A” is not just a letter but a word, in worker’s compensation cases, it is a REALLY important word. I’ll explain ….. In order to get worker’s comp benefits, you have to show that the work accident was “A” cause of your injury – not “THE” cause, the major cause, the most important cause, the […]
Bad Backs, Bad Knees, Bad Shoulders …. Pre-Existing Conditions and Worker’s Comp
So you get hurt on the job and the next thing you know, the insurance adjuster is talking about the arthritis you had in your back. Which is news to you because you never had a back problem. Now you’ve got a problem of a different kind all together – a legal one. The insurance […]
Cause and Worker’s Comp – A Battleground Issue
There aren’t a lot of defenses in worker’s compensation cases, and that is how the system is designed – if you get hurt on the job, you get your benefits. But there is one key issue that stands between what happened to you on the job and getting the benefits you need to keep food […]
Underinsured Motorist Claims for Truck Drivers
Given the attention that is given to major truck accidents, the public would probably be surprised at how frequently the driver of passenger vehicles are at fault for the accident. Of course, professional truck drivers wouldn’t. Regardless of who is at fault for an accident between a semi and a passenger vehicle, if you are […]
Truck Drivers and Occupational Accident Insurance
There is a lot of confusion about owner-operators and worker’s compensation insurance. We are going to try to straighten it out in this week’s Tip of the Week …. When owner-operator’s sign on with a company, they sign an agreement which states that they are independent contractors and that they agree to carry insurance which […]
Injured by defective equipment? This is what you need to know ….
There are all kinds of ways that things can wrong that can result in you getting hurt on the job. One of them is having to work with a piece of dangerous or defective equipment. First, at least in Illinois, having to work with a dangerous or defective piece of equipment does not change the […]
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