I have ongoing work Comp case in the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission now against my employer with a case number and WC# . I decided to separate from my ex-attorney so can you take over the case.I separated from my ex-attorney for inabil...
I echo the comments of my colleagues but I would further note that having a prior attorney is a significant handicap to finding a qualified attorney. You should realize that your prior counsel has an equitable lien on your file which will significantly reduce the fee that any attorney you hire can earn. What you are really asking is "Who wants to do all the work on my case for 1/2 fee?" Firing your attorney is very rarely to your advantage.See question
I had a disregarding traffic signal charge that ended up resulting in an accident but never admitted fault to the accident. The insurance on my vehicle lapsed 4 days before the accident I found out after the fact. Can the other drivers insurance c...
I agree with my colleagues. I would only add that irrespective of whether anyone sues you, your license will be suspended when the matter is reported to the Secretary of State/BMV and will remain suspended until you enter into a payment plan that is acceptable to Defendant's insurance.See question
I was injured at work on 9/6/2014. TTD payments stopped 10/30/2016. Work comp dr. diagnosed me with degenerative spine disease in may 2016 according to him I have reached MMI at the same time. We have a date for that dr.s deposition set for next ...
The WCA comprises Sections 1-29. Ask the attorney who you are paying to work on your case. He CANNOT charge more than the statutory 20% fee.See question
We were involved in a horrible motor vehicle accident while being transported by Amstar transportation to our resort. Its been almost two years... needing help. Husband has had a total of 4 backs surgeries from the accident. We are getting co-oper...
File suit immediately in Illinois. Talk with an attorney to discuss details of where and how tickets were purchased.
You can find an experienced Personal Injury attorney here on AVVO. Attorneys on AVVO want to help you but we are not permitted to solicit your business. You must contact us.See question
that my lawyer got removed and also my lawyer was successful in getting workers comp to lower the amount that I owed them. ( I was injured while I was working) I am now waiting for draft papers and after that my lawyer said I should get my check...
In your case, it does not raise any red flags because your personal injury case was tried and not settled. The Workers' Compensation Act requires that you repay 75% of what the WC carrier paid in medical, TTD, and permanency from any judgment or settlement in the 3rd party action. It is rare that the carrier is willing to take less AFTER you have a judgment.
If it was a work injury, there is no such thing as a lien. That should have been paid through Workers' Compensation. It should be deducted from whatever you have to repay Workers' Compensation and should NEVER have been recognized as a lien.
Make sure that you receive a settlement statement that memorializes the amount of your judgment and ALL deductions that are subtracted.See question
I was coming home from work one afternoon and I fell asleep behind the wheel and got into a accident. When I finally came to it it was almost six hours later. My family said they didn't see any cops their. I am now learning this week their is an w...
A warrant is issued by the court. Only the court can recall it. You must hire a traffic attorney or surrender to the court. It is best to seek the assistance of counsel, IN ADVANCE.See question
I live in Illinois and filed suit 9 years ago and seem to be getting the run around from my attorney. I want to know how to make sure the case is active.
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Im an injured worker in IL. I injured my back at work, I have had multiple surgeries. Have perm nerve damage in both legs, and have to walk with a cane. Im looking at a ptd settlement.
Hiring competent counsel is the most important thing you will ever do. There is no such thing as a permanent total "settlement." PTD is an adjudication, a finding by the Commission that qualifies you to receive weekly benefits for the rest of your life AND all related medical care AND a COLA-type annual increase in your benefits to make them inflation-proof.
If you settle for a lump sum, and you are under 50, you will forfeit nearly 50% of your potential settlement. There are SO many things that can go wrong, you NEED an attorney who is WELL familiar with these cases. If there is ANYTHING an attorney cannot explain to you, they do not know it well enough to represent you. BE CAREFUL! MOST attorneys will try to talk you out of seeking a PTD award because THEY only get paid a few dollars at a time, out of your weekly checks. Attorneys would rather get a check for $50,000.00 than get paid $150 /week for the next 25+ years. Again, taking a lump sum on a PTD claim is accepting 1/2 or less of what the claim is worth AND forfeiting your security and medical care for the future.
You can find an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney here on AVVO. Attorneys on AVVO want to help you but we are not permitted to solicit your business. You must contact us.See question
I want to avoid being liable for anything that could happen. Bikes are for off road use and not insured. We will be riding in a private off road park.
You don't want anyone riding a vehicle that is not insured. As they say,"accidents happen." If the injuries are bad enough, your friend or his family will sue. Without insurance, it will cost you a great deal, just to defend yourself.See question
Im a mover. I aquired a hernia and my company is making it out like its not their problem. They sent me to a clinic that is closed down. I found my own, called them,to see what i need in order to get checked out. Told me i need a referal from my c...
It is obvious that you need counsel. First and foremost see a doctor and have that doctor memorialize your injury and state whether you need to observe any restrictions. The attorney you hire will NEED that to help you.See question