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Keefe: Court Spells Out Employer's Liability Limits 01/24/2018
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 389 | 0
The Illinois Appellate Court, Workers' Compensation Division, ruled an Illinois employer's liability for an injured worker’s medical benefits was limited to the amount actually paid to the treatment providers, even if they were paid at a discounted rate negotiated by ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: WC Commission Holds the Line on Medical Fees 12/27/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 868 | 0
Last week, I was mildly surprised to see Crain’s Chicago Business report a planned change to the state Medical Fee Schedule. The idea was to vote on a ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Understanding Workers' Comp Exclusivity 12/19/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 778 | 0
All sides in a workers’ comp claim have to have a sense of the rights and responsibilities of the parties to an injured or ill workers’ claim. One confusing aspect of the workers’ comp system is that the employee can sometimes “choose” to make it a workers’ com...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Rauner's WC Turnaround Is Happening, and Few Know It 12/13/2017
Source: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 447 | 0
Gov. Bruce Rauner came into Springfield as a veteran and successful business person but a newbie governor. Our newly sworn-in governor had a group of action items he wanted to implement to improve Illinois’ government and overall situation, particularly in the interest of jobs and busi...Read More
 
 

Keefe: When Is an Accident 'Accidental'? 12/05/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 657 | 0
Is a patrol officer sitting in a car “chilling” acting in the line of duty when randomly struck by another car? ...Read More
 
 

Kamin: Quiet 2017 Session Marks Calm Before Storm 12/04/2017
By: John P. Kamin
State: CA | Segment: Top | 902 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 2017 legislative session may have been a relatively quiet one for Californians seeking workers’ compensation reform, but a closer look at lawmakers’ activity shows that significant changes are likely on the way in the next three years. ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: The Biggest Claims Mistake Adjusters Make 11/21/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 712 | 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 | 822 | 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 | 615 | 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 | 621 | 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
 
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