Monthly Archives: June 2014

BREAKING NEWS! WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY AWARDED IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIM

Law Office of Keith Short wins for worker. In what might be the first time in the history of Illinois Workers’ Compensation, an employee has been awarded the cost of bariatric weight loss surgery as a basis for evaluating and … Continue reading

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Watch out!! The Insurance Company might be taping you

Very often I’ll have a client call me and say that he (or she) thinks he’s being watched…that there’s a car down the street with someone sitting in it all day long…doing nothing but watching their house. That might sound … Continue reading

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MEDICAL RECORDS: YOU MAKE HISTORY

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve heard in 20 years of the practice of personal injury and workers’ compensation law was this: “Your clients should never tell their doctor right away that they’re feeling better…even if they are.” … Continue reading

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Acronyms and Abbreviations for Workers’ Compensation Claim

Knowing your acronyms and abbreviations is a key to understanding what’s going on in your workers’ compensation act claim. In workers’ compensation claims you will often hear lawyers, judges and adjusters use acronyms: WC, TTD, AWW, IME, PPD, MSA, MMI, … Continue reading

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What is a doctor’s deposition and why is it so darn important?

In most workers’ compensation claims and personal injury cases it is necessary to prove that your injury, lost time from work and medical bills were caused by your job. To prove our case we frequently have to get the treating … Continue reading

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Things to consider when choosing a doctor

1. Does the doctor have a reputation for getting good results? 2. Does the doctor accept workers’ compensation patients? 3. How cooperative is the doctor and staff at providing the records and bills necessary to the workers’ compensation claim? 4. How … Continue reading

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CHOOSING YOUR DOCTOR

In 2011 the Illinois legislature amended the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. The vast majority of the changes benefit the employer and were the result of tremendous pressure by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and other business groups. Workers, unions and … Continue reading

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THE “NEW” WORKERS’ COMPENSATION SYSTEM

For the next several blog entries, Law Office of Keith Short will be discussing changes in the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and how those changes impact workers’ rights. If after reading these entries you have questions about your rights or … Continue reading

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TOP 5 THINGS TO KNOW IF YOU’RE HURT ON THE JOB IN ILLINOIS

1. You get to decide which doctor is going to treat you. The employer can recommend a doctor, but you get to decide if you will let their doctor treat you. If not, you get to choose ONE doctor and … Continue reading

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Keith Short to Speak at Workers’ Compensation Seminar

Attorney Keith Short will be one of several speakers at NBI, Inc.’s Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar on Thursday, June 21, 2012 in Fairview Heights, Illinois. For more information, please go to: http://www.nbi-sems.com/SemTeleDetails.aspx/Advanced-Workers-Compensation/Live-Seminar/R-59268ER%7C?NavigationDataSource1=Rpp:25,Nrc:id-3-dynrank-disabled%7cid-14-dyncount-500-dynorder-dynamic,Nra:pEventDate%2bpEventStartTime%2bStates%2bCredits%2bScope+of+Content%2bpLocationCity%2bpDescription%2bpProductId%2bpProductDescription%2bProductCode+(HIDDEN)%2bpAdditionalFormats%2bDivision,Nmrf:%7e%7eNOT(Zone%3aMP3+DOWNLOAD)%7e%7e,N:45-303

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