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The IME Doctor Says You Are Fine, Your Doctor Says You Are Not

The IME Doctor Says You Are Fine, Your Doctor Says You Are Not One of those rights is to send you to a doctor of their choosing, known as an independent medical exam (IME) with the word “independent” leaving one scratching their head. Many of these IME doctors have relationships with the insurance companies who … Continue reading The IME Doctor Says You Are Fine, Your Doctor Says You Are Not

Do I Need To Report A Work Accident?

As is likely true in every state, in Illinois it is important that an injured worker report a work accident to their employer as soon as reasonably possible after the accident.  Giving timely notice of an accident is often critical for the worker to avoid a disputed compensation claim. Delay In Giving Notice Can Be … Continue reading Do I Need To Report A Work Accident?

Uninsured Employers Beware

In years past, there was a great deal of frustration with employers operating without workers’ compensation insurance coverage in Illinois.  Even though employers have always been required to provide insurance, or show financial responsibility, they did not always do so.  As a result, we saw a number of clients with serious injuries left out in … Continue reading Uninsured Employers Beware

Prescription Pain Medication – A Look Ahead

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