If you make your living working in construction, mining or another industry where you frequently rely on scaffolding, or elevated, temporary work platforms, to perform your job duties, know that there are inherent risks involved in doing so. According to the...
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On February 3, 2017, Geneva Fire Department rescue efforts failed to save Donald J. Tentler, 47, of West Dundee at the Geneva Commons shopping center. Tentler, a construction worker, had attempted to install a sign on the parking lot tower when he became trapped...
Republican governor, Bruce Rauner, has proposed significant changes to the Illinois workers' compensation system that will potentially make it harder for injured workers to obtain benefits after a work injury. While the exact changes are unclear, his agenda aims to...
If you have sustained a work-related injury and have lost the ability to do the same things before your work injury, you may be entitled to permanent partial disability benefits. Illinois law sets the number of weeks for specific body parts. You calculate the benefits...
You may know that most people who work in Illinois are supposed to get workers' compensation, but that doesn't mean you don't have important questions that must be answered. In fact, it's best to get the answers to these questions before you are injured, ensuring that...
Back injuries are one of the most common types of work-related injuries. They can occur over a period of time due to repetitive lifting or involve a single, traumatic incident. The most important thing you can do to protect yourself is to notify your employer as soon...
With traditional employment in Illinois, you are typically granted the right to workers' compensation if you're injured on the job. If you're a cab driver, for example, and you get hurt, you may be compensated for your medical bills and your time off. However, the...
Workers' compensation is a no fault system in which an employee who is injured on the job gives up her right to sue her employer in exchange for benefits provided under Illinois law. After filing an Application for Benefits with the Illinois Workers' Compensation...
Supporting your family in Illinois can be hard enough when you have full-time employment and a paycheck that comes in every two weeks. You may have a mortgage, a car payment, and the never-ending cost of buying food. As your children get older, they may get into...
Every compensable work-related injury must arise out of and occur during the course of your employment. "In the course of your employment" refers to the time, place and circumstances which the accident occurred. Injuries sustained on an employer's premises within a...
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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.
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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
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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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When there has been a motor vehicle accident in Illinois, those involved will have a lot to consider in the aftermath. If there were injuries, there will be medical bills, the possibility of lost wages and other challenges. There will be damage to the vehicle that must be...
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Illinois workers rely on their backs every day. Whether you do a lot of lifting, standing, or sitting, your spinal health has a direct impact on how well you can perform. So what happens when your back is injured? If you have an annular tear or herniated disc, how can you...
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Pain and suffering damages associated with an injury claim help make the claimant financially whole. Also known as general damages, they are allowed based on the ongoing difficulties throughout the remainder of life for the victim with respect to coping with the injury....