Q & A: Change in Job Classification and Average Weekly Wage

Posted on February 13th, 2015 by Bradley Dworkin

When an employee is off work while treating with their doctor, they are entitled to temporary total disability benefits, or TTD. TTD is calculated as two-thirds of an employee’s average weekly wage. There are numerous ways to calculate an average weekly wage and it is important that an injured worker have an attorney analyze the […]

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Mail Bag: Choice of Doctor

Posted on February 13th, 2015 by Bradley Dworkin

Dear Brad, After I reported my back injury to my supervisor, my job sent me to a clinic to take a drug test and see a doctor. I wasn’t happy with my visit, the staff was rude and inattentive. The doctor didn’t address all of my concerns and seemed like he just wanted to get […]

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What’s New in Illinois Law? Governor Rauner’s Legislative Agenda

Posted on February 13th, 2015 by Bradley Dworkin

After his recent inauguration, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has announced his legislative agenda for his first year in office in his “State of the State” address. One of the most controversial proposals was a measure to make Illinois a “Right to Work State” and allow government workers to choose whether they want to join a […]

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Spotlight on Health Care: Joint Venture Finalized to Create Illinois’ Third Largest Health System

Posted on February 13th, 2015 by Bradley Dworkin

This month, a merger was finalized creating the third largest health care system in the state of Illinois. Alexian Brothers Health System and Adventist Midwest Health have partnered together in the joint venture to better serve an estimated 3.8 million patients in the Chicagoland area. Alexian Brothers has 5 hospitals and Adventist has 4 to […]

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Q & A: Vocational Rehabilitation Training

Posted on November 24th, 2014 by Bradley Dworkin

If your work injury results in permanent restrictions that cannot be accommodated by your employer, they may be responsible for paying for a vocational counselor to explore your future career options. Q: How do I know when Vocational Rehabilitation is right for me? A: If your medical treatment indicates that you have permanent restrictions that […]

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