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How long do I have to file a workers' compensation claim?

Under Illinois workers' compensation law, there is a time limit to file a workers' compensation claim. The deadline to file a claim is called the Statute of Limitations. In Illinois, the Statute of Limitations for workers' compensation claims is three years from the date of the accident or two years from the date of the last benefits received. In addition to the time period to file a claim, you must notify your employer within 45 days of the work accident. Please see our blog about how you can protect yourself and provide proper notice to your employer here.

Can I Recover for My Injuries if I Was Partially At Fault?

If you were involved in a slip/trip-and-fall, car accident or other incident where you might be partially at fault, Illinois laws say you may still be able to receive fair compensation for your injuries. Since the details of every case are different, please contact an attorney at Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid to discuss your case and learn about your recovery options.

Teen girl from Naperville killed in motorcycle crash

A teenage girl from Naperville, Illinois, was killed when a motorcycle that she was riding on -- as a passenger -- went out of control and crashed. She was just 14 years old. She was from the south side of Naperville, where she and her mom had an apartment.

What you should know about your employer's right to an "Independent Medical Examination"

Under Illinois workers' compensation law, injured workers have a right to choose their treating physicians. However, the employer or insurance company also has a right to send you to a doctor called an Independent Medical Examination (IME).

What Happens If a Drunk Driver Injures Me In a Car Accident?

If you were injured in a car accident by a drunk driver, you have the legal right to recover money damages for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement and future medical care. You may also be able to collect "punitive damages", which are additional money damages due to the drunk driver's reckless or "willful" conduct of driving while intoxicated and harming you. You have the same rights if you were injured by a driver who was under the influence of drugs or other illegal substances.

  1. "Committed To My Cause"

    I was struck by a car while cycling and severely, almost fatally injured. A team of excellent medical professionals performed complicated and extensive surgical and medical procedures as part of a successful effort to restore my health....
    -Jeff D.

  2. "Could not have made a better choice"

    We found Mark [Mathys] through the web after an auto accident in October 2011. While selecting someone you don't know to represent you can be a gamble, we could not have made a better choice....
    - Dave

  3. "Very satisfied"

    Mark [Mathys] is very professional. He responds almost immediately, via email, to any question, comment or concern I have and if he is not able to respond right away, he will let me know. I have been very satisfied with Mark so far and I am happy to be his client.
    -Jennifer

  4. "Easy to talk to"

    Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid were very professional and easy to talk to. Prior to working with them, my wife and I had no real experience with the legal system beyond a house closing, yet Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid explained the whole process to us very well. I knew that whenever I had a concern about our case or the legal system in general I could call their office or send an email and receive answers the same day... -Larry

  5. "Provided very wise advice"

    I've dealt with attorneys on a variety of issues, almost all of them since leaving college and entering the workplace. Mr. Mathys was the first attorney I had any real experience with, and I was impressed then and remain so. He provided very wise advice and always kept me informed. In the end, he delivered a favorable result. I recommend him highly.
    - Tyler D.

  6. "In-depth knowledge of the law"

    Mark [Schneid] is an excellent and skilled attorney and demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the law when he helped settle my dog bite lawsuit resulting from a traumatic incident. He explained what was needed of me and how I should handle the situation in a professional manner.
    - Karen K.

  7. "They went to bat for me"

    Not long ago I was involved in a car accident where I was hit by a gravel truck at an intersection. After I called Mathys & Schneid, even though I didn't have a very large case, they made me feel like I was one of their most important cases. They went to bat for me with the trucking company's insurance and got me a settlement. I would definitely recommend them to my family and friends. -Dan H.

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