When A Case Nurse Manager Shows Up At Your Doctor’s Appointment

Often an injured worker first finds out that there has been a nurse case manager assigned to their case is when they meet the nurse case manager at the treating physician’s office for the first time. Insurance companies will generally spring the nurse case manager on the injured worker so the injured worker does not

Read more

Torn Meniscus with Surgery after an Accident at Work

The Illinois Workers Compensation Act determines the value of a meniscus knee surgery based on a percentage loss use of the leg. The Illinois Workers Compensation Act states that a total loss use of the leg is 215 weeks. Once the percentage of disability of that leg resulting from a meniscus tear with surgery is

Read more

Illinois cutting injured workers benefits

Governor With No Budget Takes Aim at Injured Workers and the Casualties of Corporate Negligence It’s Past Time for Gov. Rauner to Govern: Cutting Benefits for Workers Injured on the Job and Compensation for People Harmed by Corporate Wrongdoing Won’t Bring Business or Revenue to Illinois Statement from Illinois Trial Lawyers President Perry Browder January

Read more

Smokers who refused to quit smoking lost out on workers compensation benefits

SMOKERS BEWARE: WORKERS COMPENSATION COMMISSION RULES AGAINST AWARDING BENEFITS TO A SMOKER WHO REFUSED TO QUIT SMOKING In a recent decision by the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission Schoonover vs. Porta Community School District #202, 2015WL5769434, the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission found that the Petitioner had maximum medical improvement because she refused to stop smoking or

Read more