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Category: Workers’ Compensation
  • The Illinois Worker’s Compensation Act defines an “employee,” as meaning, “Every person in the service of another under any contract of hire….. oral or written, … including aliens … who, for the purpose of this Act, are considered the same.” Undocumented workers know that dishonest employers may try to take advantage of their status…

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  • In the age of COVID-19, a workplace injury can be a matter of life and death. Those who continue to go to work each day, closely interacting with colleagues, customers, patients, and others, are at greater risk of exposure to the virus. Indeed, tens of thousands of Illinoisans, including a disproportionate number of first…

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • It can be difficult to make ends meet after a work injury without a workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, there are too many injured workers that make simple, but costly mistakes during the workers’ compensation process. If you have been injured at work it’s important to understand your legal rights and responsibilities. Find the some…

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  • After an accidental crash with a company vehicle, one of the most urgent issues will be determining who is at fault. In the event the employee is found responsible, while driving the company car: It will be the employee driving the company vehicle will be personally responsible for the accident or if it will…

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