Advocates for Injured Ford Workers

Advocates for Injured Ford Workers A sounding board for injured Ford employees and UAW workers throughout the State of Illinois. Run by legal representatives with 40 years of experience.
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Every injured worker should have a voice and deserves to be heard. This is especially true for injured Ford Motor Company employees. We have been representing injured Ford workers for over two decades. Because of the way Ford Motor Company chooses to treat their injured workers and the increasing difficulties these people face, we believe that now more than ever, it is important to bring their fight into the open. The culture at Ford Motor Company needs to change and by sharing your struggles, together we can hold Ford Motor Company accountable for the way they treat their injured workers and ensure that your rights are protected. We welcome you to share your experiences here.

Operating as usual

03/21/2020

We're here if you need us!

03/21/2020

Dear Clients:

Please be advised that as of today and at the direction of the governor, we are heeding the “shelter-in-place” order and will be working remotely.

Every member of my staff has access to your file from their home computers and we will continue our work as normal. Our answering service will be taking our phone calls, but they are immediately forwarded to the office staff
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We will also be monitoring our emails regularly throughout the day. You can reach us by email at [email protected].

We have a temporary fax service that will allow us to receive faxes remotely. If you need to send us a fax please use this number: 630-451-9477. All U.S. mail is being forwarded to my office manager on a daily basis.

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission has suspended all in-person hearings and reviews at least until the end of March. However, with the Governor’s order, we anticipate that the suspension will remain in place until April 7. We are still able to file claims and submit settlement contracts for approval.

Also, we are still available should you need to file any additional injury claims and or know someone who is in need of our services. We are conducting interviews by phone and we have the ability to email, fax or mail the forms necessary to retain our services.

Once the shelter-in-place order has been lifted we will resume conducting our business at our office location. We appreciate your continued support and we thank you for your patience and your consideration through this difficult time. Stay safe and healthy!

Regards,
Donald W Fohrman

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03/20/2018
AFSCME Endorsements: 2018 March Primary

Today is Election Day! Get out there and vote!

The Illinois Primary Election in March will provide an opportunity to choose those candidates best able to carry forward the fight in defense of workers’ rights in the November election. Make your voice heard and VOTE!

03/19/2018
AFSCME Endorsements: 2018 March Primary

Early voting ends today, and Election Day is tomorrow! Make your voice heard!

The Illinois Primary Election in March will provide an opportunity to choose those candidates best able to carry forward the fight in defense of workers’ rights in the November election. Make your voice heard and VOTE!

03/17/2018
AFSCME Endorsements: 2018 March Primary

Exercise your right to vote! Early voting ends March 19 and Election Day is March 20!

The Illinois Primary Election in March will provide an opportunity to choose those candidates best able to carry forward the fight in defense of workers’ rights in the November election. Make your voice heard and VOTE!

03/16/2018
AFSCME Endorsements: 2018 March Primary

Remember to vote! Important dates:

March 19: Last day for early voting

March 20: Election Day!

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101 W. Grand Avenue, Suite 500
Chicago, IL
60654

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(800) 437-2571

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