4 workplace hazards for nurses

The ability to help others and even save lives is one reason why nursing can be such a satisfying field. However, nurses are also exposed to workplace hazards that can lead to injuries and illnesses. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, hospitals are one of the most dangerous places to work in the […]

Risks associated with driving forklifts

As any Chicago work comp attorney is aware, Chicago workers in virtually every type of workplace are exposed to some risks of injury. However, some industries present higher risks of a workplace accident than others. Warehouses, in particular, pose a variety of injury risks to workers. Furthermore, these venues expose workers to risks of fatal […]

Despite precautions, construction accidents can still happen

The Chicago Tribune reported in recent months a construction site accident involving four iron workers. Three workers had just finished connecting a steel beam using what the industry calls a two-bolt connection system. While standing on the connected beam after finishing that operation, the bolts sheared off. Without the bolts in place, the steel beam […]

Illinois workers’ compensation and pre-existing conditions

As any Illinois workers’ comp lawyer is aware, sustaining an injury on the job can be a challenging experience for workers. A workplace injury may not only imply medical bills, but also missed time from work, which could result in lost wages. Given the difficulty of preparing for these contingencies, the state of Illinois requires […]

Survey: Workplace injury and downsizing

The prospect of suffering a work-related injury can be a challenging experience for an Illinois worker. A serious injury can result in a loss of a household’s only source of income. As an Illinois injured workers attorney would be aware, work injuries and illnesses extend beyond just medical costs. Workers and their families may struggle […]

The injury risks that Illinois delivery drivers face every day

The demands on delivery drivers in Illinois can be significant, especially during the holiday season. The combination of high volumes of packages to be delivered, bad traffic and potential car or weather problems, can interfere with these drivers’ best efforts to do their job. When unfortunate car accidents happen, delivery drivers rely on workers’ compensation […]

Can I receive workers’ compensation for my fibromyalgia in Illinois?

When people think about workers’ compensation in Illinois, they picture someone who has suffered a broken bone, a head injury or muscle strain. However, some disabled workers are not dealing with such an obvious work-related injury. Instead, these workers struggle with a medical condition related to their employment, such as fibromyalgia. What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia […]

Back injuries and workers’ compensation

Anyone who has experienced a back injury in the workplace is aware of the profound impact it can have on the quality of life. Even minor back injuries present disruptions to work-related activities. These worker injuries can be particularly devastating for workers employed in jobs in which a healthy back is required to perform well. […]

Hospital workers face several injury risks

Due to the nature of the work, employment as a hospital worker can be a rewarding experience. However, hospitals expose workers to a variety of risks, including the risk of injury. Fortunately, hospital workers in Illinois who experience workplace accidents are entitled to workers’ compensation. A statistical comparison among industries shows that hospitals are one […]

Seeking workers’ compensation in Illinois for layover injuries

In some cases, eligible injuries for workers’ compensation extend beyond those experienced in the workplace. Airline workers injured during layovers represent an example of these cases. In Illinois, this is especially relevant, given that the state features multiple large airports, including the O’Hare International, Midway and Chicago Executive airports. Under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation & […]

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