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Workers Compensation Seminar – The Course of a Claim from Beginning to End

Mark your calendar for May 14, 2015:  a new seminar is in the works, to focus on defense strategies, controlling medical costs, AMA ratings, return to work and vocational rehabilitation issues, as well as a comparison between Illinois and Iowa law on these issues. In addition to presentations by Ganan & Shapiro attorneys, the seminar.


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Welcome New Members of the Team

The firm welcomes three new members to the Ganan & Shapiro team: John Morris, Dru Dennis and Sarah Antrim. John Morris graduated with cum laude honors from DePaul University College of Law in 2014, after having received CALI awards for constitutional law and criminal juvenile justice, as well as being inducted into DePaul’s Order of Barristers.


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Accident Reporting Requirements – Forms 45 & 85

by Clifford I. Ganan

It has been years since we have had client inquiries regarding accident and benefit payment reporting requirements under the Act, but we have recently had two such inquiries from clients. In sum, Section 6(b) of the Act requires every employer (or insurers acting on their behalf) to maintain records of work-related deaths, injuries and illness other.


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Reputable Physicians Key to Defeating Unreasonable Treatment

Petitioner was involved in a compensable motor vehicle accident. He sustained injuries to his left shoulder, as well as his cervical and lumbar spine. After hiring an attorney, Petitioner began treating with doctors whose reputation was questionable. Petitioner underwent surgery for the left shoulder, which was undisputed. He was released to full duty work following.


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Petitioner’s Bad Back Turns in a Nuisance Settlement

by attorneys/benjamin-w-schroeder/

Petitioner brought a workers compensation case approximately one year after he was laid off from Respondent. He alleged a back injury which resulted in various treatments, including surgery. With approximately $160,000.00 in outstanding medical bills, Petitioner had his eye on a golden goose of a workers’ compensation claim to cover his medical expenses and compensate.


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