Traffic accidents can be an overwhelming experience even when there are no injuries. When you add in the stress that medical expenses can cause, the situation can be a dire one, indeed. This is especially true when you aren’t sure how to cover your medical bills while your personal injury claim is getting resolved. Let’s … Continue reading Auto Accidents and Medical Bills: Who Pays?
Many people have lived with chronic back pain for years. Whether merely a nagging inconvenience or a debilitating pain, chronic back pain at its least decreases quality of life and at its worse can be disabling. In fact, some impressive statistics concerning lower back pain include that it is the most significant cause of disability … Continue reading Are Your SI Joints Causing Your Chronic Low Back Pain? →
Back in 2013, we published a close look at the rising opioid crisis. It focuses on the likely impact on access to pain medication for those who truly need it. In short, it was clear that regulations would tighten in response to addictions sweeping regions and increasing death rates. At the time, we predicted that … Continue reading Chronic Pain Management: An Update on the Opioid Crisis →
We need to get ready – it’s coming – and there isn’t anything that can be done to stop it. What I’m talking about is the vigorous regulation of prescription pain medications. A recent study by the CDC (Center for Disease Control) presented some pretty alarming statistics with respect to prescription pain medications. These medications, … Continue reading Prescription Pain Medication – A Look Ahead →
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act provides employers with the right to obtain an injured worker’s medical records in order to assess the injury, the need for treatment, and determine the worker’s right to payment of workers compensation benefits. Within a few days after a work related injury, the employer’s insurance company will normally ask the … Continue reading Injured Workers – Be Careful What You Sign →
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 →