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 […]

Owner liability in personal injury accidents

Illinois premises liability law states that those who suffer because a home or business owner failed to maintain the conditions of their property may be able to collect money for medical bills, lost wages and possibly pain and suffering. One case, in which the premises liability law was cited, centered on a party that was […]

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 […]

Proposed changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act and Workers’ Occupational Diseases Act in Illinois

A new bill proposed to the Illinois House Judiciary Committee in 2013 aims to reform the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act and Workers’ Occupational Diseases Act. This new legislation, known as HB 2229, would draw a distinction between emergency medical technicians and firefighters, giving them different levels of workers’ comp protection. Proponents of the bill argue […]

Illinois considers legislation to create Workers’ Compensation Insurance State Fund

Illinois law requires all employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance so they can provide benefits to workers who are injured on the job. Currently, employers must choose between self-insuring and taking out a policy through a private insurance company. However, a bill introduced in 2013, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fund Act, would create a state […]

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 […]

Study discovers designated drivers still drink

A designated driver is a person that agrees to abstain from alcohol in order to drive others home at the end of the night. However, research done at the University of Florida recently discovered that more than a third of designated drivers still consume alcohol. Designated drivers still drink In order to come to this […]

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