You may think that dealing with the medical issues related to your worker’s comp case may be simpler if you are eligible for Medicare …. but you would be wrong, very wrong. The way that Medicare works is that it considers itself a secondary payer to other responsible parties which would include worker’s compensation and […]
Worker’s compensation and Medicare Set Asides – Time to Get Help!
Parking lot injuries and worker’s compensation
Many times, truck lots are hazards unto themselves – littered with potholes, cracked concrete, poor to nonexistent removal of snow and ice … the list goes on. So what happens when you park your rig in a lot, and are on your way to your car and you trip and fall and hurt yourself? Without […]
What happens if you get hurt first day on the job?
You are covered by worker’s compensation the first day that you are on the job. It isn’t like health insurance, where you need to be with the company for a certain period before you are covered. If you get hurt on the job your first day, you are still going to be covered. That doesn’t […]
Worker’s comp claims and worker’s comp cases – what’s the difference?
There are worker’s comp cases and worker’s comp claims, and the two are not the same thing. Not recognizing the difference between the two can cost you in a big way. Your employer is required to have worker’s comp insurance or to be certified as a self-insurer by the State of Illinois (which applies generally […]
Getting your medical bills paid as part of your worker’s compensation case
When you get hurt on the job, the most important thing is to get the care you need to be able to get back to work, make a living and return to doing all of the things that you enjoy doing. One of the basic benefits that the Worker’s Compensation Act provides for is payment […]
Flying Blind and Settling Your Worker’s Comp Case
When it comes to flying an airplane, “flying blind” is an especially dangerous thing to do if you are not a skilled pilot. If you aren’t at the top of your game, flying blind is the kind of thing that has a better than average chance of you crashing the plane into power lines, a […]
My Comp Case Is Going Great …. But They Haven’t Made Me an Offer Yet
There are guys who get hurt on the job and things go well – their disability checks get paid in the right amount and on time, their medical care gets approved and the bills get paid promptly … and they think to themselves, “Well, no need for a lawyer – I’ll just see what they […]
Deadlines – Statute of Limitations for Worker’s Compensation Cases
In last week’s Tip, we talked about the first deadline you have to meet for your worker’s compensation case to proceed, the 45 day notice deadline. This week, we talk about the second deadline: the statute of limitations. The Worker’s Compensation Act sets a deadline known as the statute of limitations for the filing of […]
Deadlines – The 45 Day Notice Requirement
The worker’s compensation system is supposed to be pretty simple, but for a simple system, it puts in place not one, but two deadlines that an injured worker must comply with in order for their case to move forward. This week we will talk about the first deadline – the notice deadline. The Worker’s Compensation […]
A Spy in Your Camp – The Nurse Case Manager
When a case has gone on for a while or serious medical care is being recommended or the injured worker is not progressing as hoped in therapy, it fairly common for the insurance company to assign a nurse case manager to the file. The way that a nurse case manager is described to a worker […]
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