• We are often asked by prospective clients whether they can have an Illinois workers’ comp claim and personal injury claim at the same time, or whether the filing of one type of claim precludes the filing of another. Some of the confusion is due to the common perception that when someone is injured in…

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  • The Romaker Law Firm is a premier Chicago-based workers’ compensation law firm. For over 20 years we have faithfully served our clients. We have earned our reputation as a firm that fights aggressively for our clients to ensure that they receive maximum compensation for workplace injuries. If you are considering filing a workers’ compensation…

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  • Many of those injured in the workplace are unaware that their ability to recover benefits is subject to the Illinois statute of limitations for workers’ compensation claims. The statute of limitations is essentially a deadline where a claim must be filed. If the claimant fails to file a claim before the expiration of the…

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  • One of the first questions new clients ask us is “how do I get my Illinois workers’ comp case resolved quickly?” You have likely heard horror stories about Illinois workers’ comp cases lasting well over a year. Many workers’ comp attorneys attribute such delays to busy court dockets. And yet, what they are not…

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  • Halloween is back! For kids, this ‘spooky’ holiday can be one of the most exciting nights of the year. Dressing-up as their favorite character, going from door to door trick-or-treating with their friends, family and neighbors are activities that kids wait every year for. However, there is some scary road and pedestrian statistics that…

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  • A client recently came into our office and asked this very question: “Can I recover worker’s comp for back pain?” Our office was not the first law firm that this 37-year-old man had consulted on the issue. In fact, he had previously been represented by another Illinois worker’s compensation lawyer. Not satisfied with the…

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  • Worker’s compensation e-filing in Illinois is scheduled to be implemented next year. This system will make filing a worker’s comp case in Illinois much more efficient. The changes will bring the worker’s compensation system in line with Illinois courts where e-filing is the required filing method. To be sure, change is badly needed. Filing…

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  • We are frequently asked by our clients whether independent contractors are eligible for worker’s compensation benefits in Illinois. Employers need to know the extent of their obligations under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. Those injured in the workplace want to know if they are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Such concerns are becoming increasingly…

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  • According to study recently released by the National Coalition for Safer Roads Memorial Day weekend is the most dangerous holiday for road and highway accidents. In fact, the National Safety Council (NSC) found that over the last decade, the Memorial Day holiday weekend has averaged an 11.5 percent increase in traffic fatalities compared to similar non-holiday periods….

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  • Spring is here, and with it, the baseball season! A not uncommon occurrence at a baseball stadium is a fan getting hit by a ball, and some of these injuries can be severe. What are the fan’s legal rights? If you turn over your ticket to the sports event, you will see a paragraph…

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