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VALUATION OF AN ILLINOIS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CASE

After an injured worker has received medical and temporary disability benefits under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, they are entitled to a third benefit. This Permanent Partial Disability payment, or PPD benefit, is the “settlement” received at the conclusion...

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Costs in an Illinois Personal Injury Case

In Illinois, a person injured as the result of another’s negligence may wish to retain an attorney to pursue a claim for damages. Although injury attorneys typically receive a contingency fee in such injury cases, attorney’s fees are not the client’s only financial...

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MAJOR CHANGE IN ILLINOIS CHILD SUPPORT MODEL

Effective July 1, 2017, the State of Illinois is completely revamping the way child support is calculated by adopting the "income shares" approach to child support. Prior to July 1, Illinois only looked to the child support payor’s income and did not directly consider...

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Underinsured Motorist Coverage in Illinois

In Illinois, a person is liable for an auto accident in which that person was negligent. If the liable party is insured, the financial responsibility will likely fall upon that party’s insurance company. However, as a practical matter, the negligent person’s financial...

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