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  • Can i operate my left knee (internal meniscus) with primary ensurance and later cover it at court without losing my rights?

    when i ripped my meniscus, i was going down the stairs during work (june 28) and i made a verbal report to my supervisor, couple days after I went to the doctor, he was suggesting my meniscus had ripped and sended me to take a MRI, it was positive...

    Richard’s Answer

    You absolutely should follow up with treatment through your group health insurance. Workers' Compensation law permits treatment in this manner and you give up none of your rights under the law. The workers' compensation insurance may be denying your case on the basis that you were simply walking down the stairs. Additional facts are critical to establishing that your accident arises out of your employment.

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  • I was fired during worker's compensation. What can I do legally about this?

    I worked for a company for about a year. I was let go from them while I was on worker's compensation. We were allowed three sick days a year. I had called in previously twice that year and the third time I was late because of a previously schedule...

    Richard’s Answer

    In Illinois, it is against the law to threaten, harass or fire an injured worker because he/she filed a workers' compensation claim. State laws differ in the area of workers' compensation and you must consult with an attorney in your state for the best possible advice. In addition to any State law that prevents a termination of employment, you may be covered by a union contract commonly called a collective bargaining agreement.

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