Category Archives: Workers’ Compensation Law

The workers’ compensation system in Illinois reimburses injured workers for a portion of their lost wages and any medical expenses associated with their workplace injury. It is designed to be an employee’s sole method of taking legal action against an employer after he or she suffers a work-related injury.

At the Law Office of Keith Short in Edwardsville, Illinois, we focus on helping injury victims obtain the compensation they need. Attorney Short is known for providing outstanding, compassionate representation that gets results. He has been practicing law since 1992 and has built an impressive track record of success, helping many people and their families focus on important issues, rather than worrying about money and when they can return to work.

Hire the law firm other lawyers trust.

In the last two months the Law Office of Keith Short has been hired to represent lawyers in two separate matters.  Both lawyers are excellent litigators and very seasoned attorneys…and both lawyers wanted a tenacious trial team to represent them, … Continue reading

Posted in Car Accident Lawyer, General Law, Personal Injury Law, Retaliatory Discharge and Wrongful Discharge, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation Law | Leave a comment

A real-life example of how horrible a work comp insurance company can be…they refused to accept the opinion of their own doctor!

Today’s example of work comp BS:  Client was injured when struck by a truck.  He treated with a company doctor who thought our client was hurt but thought surgery was not necessary at that point.  We sent him to a … Continue reading

Posted in Insurance companies, Workers' Compensation Law, Workplace Accidents | Leave a comment

Commission Rules in Favor of Employee on Appeal of Carpal Tunnel Case!!

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission recently awarded our client benefits in a disputed carpal tunnel case. The Commission held that the Arbitrator wrongly denied benefits to our client. After the reversal, the employer immediately asked if we wanted to settle … Continue reading

Posted in Workers' Compensation Law, Workplace Accidents | Tagged | Leave a comment

Keith Short Settles Work Comp Claim for $285,000

In a hard fought claim, we were able to secure a settlement for a disabled laborer. The case literally settled moments before the parties were set to start the trial. Our client received $175,000.00 tax free in a lump sum … Continue reading

Posted in Workers' Compensation Law | Tagged | Leave a comment

In Workplace Injury System, Ill Will on All Sides

This article discusses the pros and cons of a reward system that pays for every week there are no reported work site injuries. For most workers the cons outweigh the pros. These systems might encourage a culture of “take one … Continue reading

Posted in Workers' Compensation Law, Workplace Accidents | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Column: Workers’ comp changes should protect employees

“The purpose of the workers’ compensation system is to protect employees from paying the price for doing their job. We should always strive to reduce the cost of the workers’ compensation system by eliminating program inefficiencies and improving worker safety. … Continue reading

Posted in Workers' Compensation Law | Tagged | Leave a comment

5 Myths, Misconceptions, and Questions in Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claims

1. That the employer can (or cant) fire you because you filed a work comp claim. This is a tricky one. The employer cannot legally fire you because you filed a workers’ compensation claim…but that doesn’t mean he/she won’t. If … Continue reading

Posted in Workers' Compensation Law | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

5 things to know about workers’ compensation and your choice of doctor

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act allows you to seek treatment with a company selected doctor or to choose one of your own. Sounds pretty simple, huh? It’s not. The choice of doctor can be as critical to your case as … Continue reading

Posted in Workers' Compensation Law, Workplace Accidents | Tagged | Leave a comment

$300,000.00 Workers’ Compensation Settlement

In November, 2013 The Law Office of Keith Short settles workers’ compensation case for total of $300,000.00. The client’s medical bills totaling more than $200,000.00 were paid in addition to the settlement.

Posted in Workers' Compensation Law | Tagged | Leave a comment

Federal Workers’ Compensation Claims

The Law Office of Keith Short is now representing federal employees injured on the job. Federal workers’ compensation claims are complex and very different than state workers’ compensation claims. We are here to help guide you through the process and … Continue reading

Posted in Workers' Compensation Law | Tagged , | Leave a comment