Wittenberg, Dougherty & Maglione, Ltd.

A Chicago based law firm that represents injured people in Illinois.

Instructions to our Workers' Compensation Clients


1.  Never Go To Court Unless You Talk With Us First, No Matter What Notice You Have Received In The Mail. 

2.  Keep In Touch With The Office.

     If you move, let us know.

 3.  Medical Treatment:

     A.   You are entitled to medical care and your employer is responsible for the bills, although they may deny this. You are also entitled to a second opinion from a different doctor. 

     B.   You MUST keep any and all bills related to medical care of any type. Costs for prescriptions, ace bandages, braces, etc. should be paid by the insurance company, not you. If we do not have bills, we cannot force the insurance company to pay them for you. AS SOON AS YOU HAVE ANY OR ALL OF THE ABOVE, PLEASE SEND THEM TO OUR OFFICE.  WE MUST HAVE ALL THESE ITEMS TO PROTECT YOUR INTEREST.

4.  Record Keeping.

     KEEP A PERMANENT RECORD OF THE FOLLOWING:

     A.   All monies received by you because of your injury.

     B.   All time (specific dates) missed from work because of your injury.

     C.   All dates of medical care and the name and address where you were treated.

     D.   Any conversation you have with your employer regarding your accident (note the time, date, and place where it occurred, who was present, and what was said). NEVER TALK TO ANYONE ABOUT YOUR INJURIES AND WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIM UNLESS YOU HAVE DISCUSSED IT WITH US FIRST.  IF ANYTHING UNUSUAL HAPPENS, CALL US IMMEDIATELY. Always let us know if you have ANY questions at all.

      E.   BE AWARE. The employer's insurance company may take video of you or have you photographed in an attempt to show that your injuries are not permanent or severe. BE CAREFUL IN YOUR OUTDOOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES. Do not post anything about your injury on social media sites such as Facebook. The insurance company may monitor these sites for information to use against you. 

ALWAYS SEND US A COPY OF ALL RECORDS MENTIONED ABOVE SO THAT WE CAN HAVE YOUR FILE COMPLETELY UP TO DATE AT ALL TIMES AND HAVE QUICK ACCESS IN CASE WE HAVE TO PRODUCE THESE ITEMS INTO EVIDENCE AT YOUR TRIAL.