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Keefe: The Biggest Claims Mistake Adjusters Make 11/21/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 185 | 0
We see it over and over and over again. When it happens, we try to smile and provide simple logic and common sense. We are not sure how it started, but however this concept began, we recommend putting it on the garbage pile of bad ideas that won’t work out. ...Read More
 
 

Klein: The Highest Possible Value 11/15/2017
By: Carolyn Ettelson Klein
State: IL | Segment: Top | 157 | 0
When Illinois courts review firefighter pension claims, they usually pick the highest possible value. ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Effort to Slash Attorneys' Fees in Settlement Smoothly Rebuffed 10/11/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 293 | 0
This claim involved three of Illinois’ more prominent and successful claimant firms that Keefe, Campbell, Biery and Associates respects as solid advocates for the injured workers they diligently represent. ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: When Riding a Zombie Dragon, Try Not to Get Eaten 10/05/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 305 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As part of making a permanent impairment or workers' compensation claim, some claimants and their attorneys encourage high medical bills to make “special damages” respectively high for settlements. I feel that strategy, like the zombie dragon from "Game of Thrones,&...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Do We Really Need So Many WC Arbitrators? 09/29/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 607 | 0
Almost as fast as I stopped whining about the secret process to select Illinois workers' compensation arbitrators, I learn we just added two more. ...Read More
 
 

Kirsch: Iowa Legislature Responds to Call for Reform of Workers' Compensation Act 09/15/2017
By: Ashton T. Kirsch
State: IA | Segment: Top | 621 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Iowa legislature has finally acted on the call by Iowa business groups to overhaul the state's workers’ compensation system. For years, they have claimed that the state’s system has tilted unfairly toward injured workers and significantly raised employers’ costs. Ma...Read More
 
 

Keefe: My Illinois Workers' Comp Arbitrator Wish List 09/13/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 389 | 0
The Illinois government is closing in on a financial turning point. The way things have been done in the past may not get our nutty state government to the future. I truly feel we have to start doing things better and more effectively if we are to have any hope or expectations at all. ...Read More
 
 

Kamin: Could MLB's Approach to Saving Arms Cut Workplace Injuries? 07/18/2017
By: John P. Kamin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 608 | 0
Teams are strategically using an offseason change to Major League Baseball’s disabled list rules to prevent more significant injuries among pitchers. This has implications that the world of workers’ compensation could learn from. ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Ready for Even Higher Taxes Next Year and for Years to Come? 07/11/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 563 | 0
Last week, the Illinois General Assembly, led by House Speaker Michael Madigan, raised our state income tax to 4.95% to raise about $5 billion in new money from you, me and business. ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Gov't Will Continue to Financially Struggle for Decades to Come 07/06/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 547 | 0
Watching the mess that has gone on and continues in Springfield, one has to wonder if there is any chance it is ever going to calm down and fly along traditional lines of state government. ...Read More
 
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