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Michael Lebovitz

Michael Lebovitz’s Answers

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  • Do I get more money than just my weekly checks from workers comp?

    I've been on workers comp. now for about 7 months and have been receiving weekly checks of $693. My question is, do I get anything else besides that? A friend told me that every workers comp claim also gets a settlement? Is this true and how do I...

    Michael’s Answer

    You need to get a free consultation with an attorney who practices at the IL WORKERS COMPENSATION COMMISSION so that you can know what you may be entitled to and what the limits are that you can collect. Michael Lebovitz Esq.

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  • Workcomp Scenario: Get hurt at work and file first report of injury and go see my Dr. Ins denies claim and never accepted at

    this point. I get a lawyer now and he gets it approved and then I go see a another Doctor without ever going back to the first one when the claim was denied. Question - Does that first Doctor count as 1 of my 2 Doctors of choice even though the cl...

    Michael’s Answer

    Yes, if you chose the first doctor.

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  • I just sent over a demand for settlement proposal (WorkComp) to the defense attorney and she is aware of me wanting to settle.

    How long TYPICALLY does it take for the defense attorney to respond with a counter offer or an answer, days, weeks or could it take longer. Thank You

    Michael’s Answer

    There is no set time

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  • How do they wage your pay for workmans comp if you are getting paid cash?

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    Michael’s Answer

    You will need to show proof of your wages. If you filed tax returns and paid taxes on the income there is your proof.

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  • SSD and Work comp

    Can you draw SSD and workers compensation before your case is settled? Which one results in the offset of benefits Thanks..

    Michael’s Answer

    Receiving TTD benefits may require SSDI to reduce their benefits to you. Talk to an attorney who can help maximize your benefits.

    MICHAEL LEBOVITZ
    ATTORNEY AT LAW
    3250 N. Arlington Heights Rd
    Suite 102
    Arlington Heights, IL 60004
    (847) 590-1795

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  • Do I have a valid worker's compensation claim?

    I work for a roofing company in Illinois. On August 1st, while driving the work truck back to our shop, I begam having muscle spasms in my hand. By the time we reached the shop, my entire body had erupted into a seizure. My body tensed up and my a...

    Michael’s Answer

    Without getting too technical to have coverage under your employer's workers compensation insurance your injuries would have to occur as a result of an accident. Therefore, I do not believe your medical bills would be covered. Nonetheless, you should seek out several opinions from attorneys that practice in this area as reasonable attorneys may differ in this matter.

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  • Needing legal advice.......

    An automatic door slammed and locked on me at hospital while working. I am looking to sue. My pinky finger is not in tact, so I only have 9 fingers. It is very hard for me to do things now and has called alot of emotional and physical stress. My q...

    Michael’s Answer

    If you have sustained an amputation of your little finger you should expect to receive an immediate payment of 23 weekly payments. Talk to an attorney about these benefits.

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  • What are my rights, can i sue the company or their insurance or my superiors?

    i was injured at work, do to the negligence of the company, and i have been off work for over 2 months, and they refused workmen's compensation and all my bills are due and medical bill are due!

    Michael’s Answer

    You may have a work comp and personal injury claim to make but you do need to hire an attorney to help. You will not have to pay any money to the attorney up front. Fees are taken out of settlement or award.

    Michael Lebovitz Esq
    3250 N Arlington Heights Rd
    Suite 102
    Arlington Heights IL 60004
    (847)590-1795

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  • Foot was injured at work,in boot for 6 months.putting all my weight on other foot.after a four months of wearing

    boot my other foot started to really hurt.Right foot operated on went to follow up and told dr about other foot and did mri to show torn tendon. Could overcompensating and putting all my weight on the left foot to support my body for 7 months ca...

    Michael’s Answer

    This is a question that your doctor can answer. In my experience, doctors have said yes.

    Michael Lebovitz Esq
    3250 N Arlington Heights Rd
    Suite 102
    Arlington Heights IL 60004
    (847) 590-1795

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  • Can i notify my employer about my second job after i got injured at work on my first job.

    Its a wokers compensation,If I tell my employer now because I am not even being able to report to my other job. I was never required to notify if i have another job. But now I came to know I can get compensated for combined income. Am I just out o...

    Michael’s Answer

    I'm sorry but it's too late. Your employer would have had to know before the accident occurred.

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