Spotlight on Health Care: Functional Capacity Evaluations

Posted on April 13th, 2016 by Bradley Dworkin

Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) determine whether the injured worker has permanent work restrictions. FCEs come towards the end of medical treatment when the injured worker is at maximum medical improvement (MMI) or near MMI. In Worker’s Compensation Law, your Doctor must write you off-work notes on a routine basis in order to recover lost wages. […]

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What’s New in Illinois Law? Governor Rauner Makes the Following Workers’ Compensation Commission Appointments

Posted on April 13th, 2016 by Bradley Dworkin

Governor Bruce Rauner has appointed Mr. Paul Cellini as an arbitrator for the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. Mr. Cellini was formerly a staff attorney with the commission. Mr. Cellini brings 20 years of experience in workers’ comp law in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Cellini is a graduate of the University of Illinois […]

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Mailbag: My Friend Had a Workers’ Compensation Claim, Will Mine Have Similar Results?

Posted on April 13th, 2016 by Bradley Dworkin

Dear Brad, I was speaking to a friend about his workers’ compensation case and I noticed differences between his case and mine. Should my case have similar results? Thanks, Robert Dear Robert, No, every case is different. In workers’ compensation, no two cases are the same. Several factors go into the anatomy of a workers’ […]

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Q & A: If I Had Prior Injuries, Will Workers’ Compensation Still Cover Me For My Work Injury?

Posted on April 13th, 2016 by Bradley Dworkin

There are many stages that a workers’ compensation claim will go through over its life cycle. Which stages the claim goes through will depend on the severity of the injury and the treatment plan. Depending on the stage of a claim, there are a number of possible answers to the question, “If I had prior […]

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Spotlight on Health Care: Bone Stimulation Devices

Posted on January 27th, 2016 by Bradley Dworkin

For injured employees who have a bone fracture injury or a surgical fusion, doctors are looking for successful “union” or “fusion” of bones throughout the treatment process. If after a period of rehabilitation, doctors notice the bone has not achieved union for a fracture or fusion after a surgery, your doctor may want to try […]

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