Category Archives: Workplace Accidents

Workers’ compensation claims can be very complicated. There are numerous rules which govern practice before the Workers’ Compensation Commission. It is important that you contact the Law Office of Keith Short immediately after your workplace injury so that we can make certain that your claim does not become jeopardized by failing to adhere to the rules which govern Workers’ Compensation claim practice.

We understand that you go to work every day and fulfill your duties so that you can provide financially for yourself and your family. Your employer’s insurance company is hoping that you have no idea how to protect your rights when you get injured at work. That is where we come in. We have over two decades of experiencing in handling Workers’ Compensation claims. We provide personal and attentive representation to anyone that needs help after suffering an injury while at work. Our guarantee to you is that you will not have a single question left unanswered. Our number ONE priority is making sure that you completely understand the entire workers’ compensation claim process.

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

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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

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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

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The Last Act Necessary

One of the clever (though immoral) defenses being used by employers now days is to set up a small office in an employer friendly state and then claim that approval of the employees hiring comes from that office. The call … Continue reading

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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

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Injured on the Job Case settled for $135,000

Mr. Short just settled a case and won $135,000 and all surgical costs for his client who was injured on the job.

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