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Your Side Hustle and Average Weekly Wage

Workers’ compensation is based in large part upon the wage rate earned. That rate is known as the Average Weekly Wage, or AWW. Theoretically, this is calculated by looking at the 52 weeks preceding the date of the work injury and averaging them. There are a myriad of exceptions, quirks, and techni…
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Categories: Work Injuries

Do I Have to See Their Doctor?

Have you heard the term “independent medical exam,” or IME for short? If you have, you likely heard it in the context of a workers’ compensation case. There are many misconceptions about these exams, how they work, and what your rights and duties are if you are an injured workers’ compensati…
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Categories: Work Injuries

Workers’ Compensation Refresher

Many people assume that workers’ compensation will never apply to them because they “work a white-collar job,” “work from home,” or “don’t do anything dangerous.” You might be surprised how many scenarios are actually covered by workers’ compensation. First, the Basics In Illinois,…
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Categories: Work Injuries

Independent Medical Exam

After a work accident, you may be asked to complete an independent medical exam. Get all the ins and outs you need before you take your exam.
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Categories: Insurance, Work Injuries

Meniscus Tears

Meniscus injuries, particularly in the knee, can be caused by anything from repetitive workplace motions to slipping in a parking lot to a car crash. Learn what you should do if you injure your knee.
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Wheels of Justice—Are they Round?

Workers’ Comp cases can move so slowly that the wheels of justice feel like square rocks. But with the right attorney, you may still be pleased by the results.
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MSA, Not MESS (Medicare Set Asides in Workers’ Compensation Cases)

For injured workers eligible for or receiving Medicare, a Medicare Set Aside (MSA) may be required as part of a workers’ comp settlement. Learn more about MSAs.
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Crashing to a Conclusion: Navigating Hurdles on the Way to Settlement

Reaching a settlement in a workers’ comp or personal injury case sometimes requires resolving unanticipated issues. Here’s an example of how that can happen.
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Shouldering the Load (A Primer on Rotator Cuff Injuries)

Rotator cuff injuries can be medically complex. Here’s a primer on what they involve, with a specific work injury case discussed as an example.
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Crisis Management for Businesses During Covid-19 — American Bar Association Webinar

Covid-19 workers’ compensation and business interruption insurance are discussed in a recent ABA webinar about crisis management for businesses during Covid-19.
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