Injured Workers: Be Careful With Your Release to Return to Work

Every few years we see a particularly vicious claims practice resurface in workers’ compensation claims.  Most often it involves younger workers and smaller employers, but it isn’t just limited to them.  This practice involves an employer tricking the injured worker to get a full duty release to return to work when they aren’t physically able … Continue reading Injured Workers: Be Careful With Your Release to Return to Work

Injured Workers – You Don’t Have to Accept an AMA Guide Settlement – Just Say No!

We’ve been getting calls lately from people who have received workers compensation settlement offers from the insurance company for only a small fraction of what their coworkers got six months ago.  Most often, the insurance company told them they had to accept a settlement because a doctor gave them a disability rating under the American … Continue reading Injured Workers – You Don’t Have to Accept an AMA Guide Settlement – Just Say No!

Industry Can Pay Them Now or We Must Pay Them Later

For our inaugural post, we thought it important to start with a discussion on the fundamental concept behind the workers’ compensation system.  Every so often people – industry and politicians in particular – lose sight of why we have a workers’ compensation system to begin with.  Given the events in the Illinois legislature over the … Continue reading Industry Can Pay Them Now or We Must Pay Them Later