Which repetitive injuries are eligible for workers’ compensation in Illinois?

In many job settings, employees perform the same tasks day after day without worrying about eventual injury. Unfortunately, repetitive stress injuries are a real risk for many employees in Illinois, whether they perform manual labor or sedentary work from a desk. Fortunately, under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, these employees can seek workers’ compensation benefits […]

How workers’ comp payments are determined in Illinois

When an employee receives an injury on the job, he or she is entitled to compensation for the medical expenses and missed wages due to the injury. Under the Illinois Workers Compensation Act, injured workers can receive temporary total disability benefits when they are receiving treatment for an injury received at work and are unable […]

Mistakes to avoid when applying for workers’ compensation in Illinois

According to the Workers’ Compensation Commission, 48,296 workers’ compensation cases were decided in Illinois in 2012. Eleven percent of those cases were dismissed with no compensation. In the immediate trauma and aftermath of a workplace injury, many employees make one or more common mistakes when applying for workers’ comp. To cut down on the possible […]

Common questions about Illinois workers’ compensation laws

Most employees in Chicago, Illinois, know they have the right to seek compensation if they are injured at work. However, beyond that basic knowledge, many employees know little about the state’s workers’ compensation laws. Most employees, especially those currently facing injuries, can benefit from learning about their rights under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. Coverage […]

Third-party lawsuits and owner liability in construction accidents

While working on a construction site at an Illinois mall last December, two workers were seriously injured when a wall collapsed. One worker died in the hospital from injuries sustained during the accident. Although the manager of the mall maintained that the worker’s death was just a “tragic accident”, the surviving worker and the family […]

The unpredictability of a head injury in Illinois

According to the Brain Trauma Foundation, approximately 5.3 million Americans, or 2 percent of the population, currently live with disabilities resulting from a head injury. These injuries are extremely unpredictable in terms of effects and recovery and occur when the scalp, skull or brain is hurt due to inflicted trauma. While some head injuries may […]

Understanding the Illinois Occupational Diseases Act

Most employees realize that if they are injured on the job, they are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, many workers don’t comprehend that under Illinois law, they are eligible to receive compensation if their injury or illness develops as a result of continuous employment. These illnesses are often not traceable to one specific event.  […]

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