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McLean County Workers' Compensation Attorney

If you have suffered an injury on the job, you are likely concerned about getting medical treatment, paying your bills, and getting back on the job. Workers' compensation is available for people who have suffered work injuries. But often, those individuals need a lawyer's assistance to recover all of the benefits that they are entitled to receive.

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Workers' Compensation History and Basics

Workers' compensation is not a fault-based system and is premised on the idea that "the burdens of caring for the casualties of an industry should be borne by industry and not by the individuals whose misfortunes arise out of the industry … ," Supreme Court of Illinois (1954). Some questions about workers' compensation that Joe frequently answers for his clients are found below.

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Steps You Should Take When Personally Injured

  • Contact a Lawyer Immediately: Bloomington personal injury attorney Joe McCarron can help you understand exactly what you should do to give yourself the best chance of recovering compensation. He will also help you understand what to expect during the various stages of personal injury cases, from depositions to jury trials and everything in between.
  • Seek Medical Care: In all cases, it is vital to protect your health. If you are injured at your workplace, advise your doctor that you are seeking treatment under workers' compensation.
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Hiring an Attorney for Personal Injury & Workers Compensation

When should I consult an attorney?

Since the initial consultation is free and you never owe any fee unless you recover, I highly recommend you consult a lawyer as soon as you are injured.

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Depositions: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?

What is a deposition?

A deposition is a discovery tool in which opposing parties can ask questions of the other side under oath. These questions and answers are usually taken down word-for-word by a transcriptionist, so the other party at trial can use the statements.

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Common Causes of Workplace Injuries

When you are injured at your workplace, you have the same right to claim workers' compensation insurance benefits as you would for any other type of insurance benefits like health insurance or homeowners insurance. The only difference is how the claim is pursued, and the rights of the parties are defined by statute instead of by a policy.

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Bloomington Normal IL Workers' Compensation Benefits Attorney

When you are injured at work, you need to immediately seek medical treatment and advise your doctor that you were injured on the job. The insurance company will have a team of lawyers analyzing your case, so your next step should be to get an experienced attorney on your side.

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging: From a Legal Perspective

McCarron Law Firm has obtained many successful results for clients in personal injury claims thanks to attorney Joe McCarron's in-depth understanding of the diagnostic tools physicians utilize.
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Back and Neck Injury FAQs

What can I expect at the doctor's office?

Your doctor will perform many clinical tests to gain information regarding your symptoms and injury history. The course of treatment will depend on the information you provide, along with X-ray results, which are often taken early on as they are relatively inexpensive.
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Preventing Workplace Back Injuries

Back injuries that are a result of a workplace injury can alter your life forever. Did you know that, according to the Global Burden of Disease, lower back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide?
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Common Workers' Compensation Benefits

  • TEMPORARY TOTAL DISABILITY: You will receive temporary total disability compensation (TTD) which is fixed at 66.67% of the employee's gross average weekly wage, subject to certain variable maximums and minimums.

    Temporary total disability payments begin after the employee is unable to return to work for three working days. If the disability continues 14 days or longer, the employer will also be required to pay for the first three days the employee is off work.

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I Was Injured On The Job: Should I Get An Attorney?

It is highly recommended that you consult a lawyer as soon as you are injured. Often there is evidence that should be protected right away. By not consulting an attorney early on, you may jeopardize your rights.
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