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Do I Have a Car Accident Injury Case Without Medical Treatment?

If you have been injured in a car accident but have not received medical treatment, you may be asking yourself, “Do I have a car accident injury case?” In short, no. The value of any personal injury claim, including those involving car accidents, comes down to one key element – damages. These damages may include>> Read More

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GWC Increases Union Laborer’s Settlement to $20,000,000.00

GWC partners Louis C. Cairo, Michael D. Fisher, and Louis A. Cairo have obtained an additional $2,839,590.00 for a union laborer, increasing the total amount of his settlement to $20 Million. Union Laborer Suffers Significant Injury In October 2019, a 41-year-old union construction laborer was tearing up sidewalks to accommodate the installation of fiber optic cabling in a Chicago neighborhood. >> Read More

How Do I File a Car Accident Injury Claim?

If you get injured in a car accident as the result of another driver’s negligence, you could seek compensation by filing a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. How do you file a car accident injury claim? A Formal Request to the At-Fault Insurer According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are>> Read More

When Do I Start Receiving TTD Benefits?

One of the most common questions asked by injured employees who are considering filing a workers’ compensation claim is “When do I start receiving TTD benefits?” TTD Benefits Offer Wage Replacement The Illinois workers’ compensation system entitles employees suffering from work-related injuries to receive a number of benefits. Key among these are Temporary Total Disability>> Read More

What Is Utilization Review?

In Illinois, workers may receive medical treatment and other benefits for job-related injuries. But employers and insurance companies also have the right to assess that treatment. One means of evaluating treatment is utilization review. What is utilization review?  Let GWC Injury Lawyers explain. Utilization Review: Evaluating Patients Without Seeing Them Since 2005, the State of Illinois>> Read More

What Happens If My Workers’ Compensation Check Is Late?

In Illinois, you are entitled to receive certain workers’ compensation benefits for a work-related injury.  These benefits may include Temporary Total Disability (TTD) payments. TTD payments are equal to two-thirds of your average weekly wage.  Your employer or its workers’ compensation insurance company issues these payments in the event that your doctor has determined that>> Read More

Can a Positive Drug Test Hurt My Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claim?

With the state’s recent legalization of recreational marijuana under the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (“Cannabis Act”), many Illinois residents have questions about the legal implications for their daily lives, including in the workplace. Of particular concern to injured workers is how a positive drug test will impact a workers’ compensation claim. First and foremost,>> Read More