The Most Common Mistake of Injured Workers

I have a suspicion about the most common mistake people make after they have Illinois work injuries:  They don’t even get one single free consultation with an attorney. That’s right.  The reason I cannot prove it is because I believe these people never call me.  The...

Utilization Review and “Official Disability Guidelines”

Utilization review, also known as “UR,” is when a workers’ compensation insurance carrier challenges the necessity of medical care that has been ordered by the injured workers’ treating doctor.  To do this, they refer the case to an outside doctor, who then reviews...

Occupational Clinics: Gatekeepers for Insurance Companies

In many fields of work, if you are injured on the job, your employer will send you to their occupational clinic.  Often times, the occupational clinic does not have your best interests in mind.  For example, here is a scenario:  You work in construction, mostly at job...
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