Posts Categorized: Workers Compensation Attorney

Am I Eligible For Workers’ Compensation If I’m Hurt On Break?

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Typically, workers’ compensation applies to any injury that occurs on the employer’s premises during the course of employment. These elements are very broadly defined. For example, if a worker slips and falls in the parking lot before work, workers’ compensation may cover that injury. The victim need not prove fault, which is not easy to… Read more »

Eligibility of Independent Contractors for Workers’ Compensation in Illinois

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Independent contractors are self-employed individuals or freelancers who are hired to carry out specific work duties for a company without acquiring the status of an employee. They enjoy flexibility in terms of work completion, but are required to have their own health insurance and pay taxes individually. Since more and more companies are using independent… Read more »

Workers’ Compensation Claims: Dealing with Pre-existing Medical Conditions

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Whether you have been diagnosed with an occupational disease or suffered an injury while performing your work duties, you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits from your employer. The insurance company provides you with financial compensation for the medical treatment and a partial replacement for your lost wages. However, most people are confused whether… Read more »

What Medical Expenses are Covered under Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

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The workers’ compensation system requires employers in the United States to purchase insurance and provide benefits to their employees who experience work-related illnesses and injuries. If you get injured on the job or catch an illness, you can claim workers’ compensation benefits to pay for medical treatment. Some of the covered expenses include blood tests,… Read more »

Possible Reasons for the Denial of your Workers’ Compensation Claim

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Employees usually have the false impression that they will get workers’ compensation benefits without facing any difficulty after being injured at the workplace. In reality, your employer and their insurers will most likely deny your claim and come up with reasons to justify their move. In some cases, employees make certain mistakes or fail to… Read more »

Injured Workers in Illinois Exploited for Personal Profits

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A recent study found that when injured, Illinois workers spend double the amount of time off of work as do workers in other states (Iowa, Wisconsin, and Indiana). The explanation for why this is may have to do with the rate of opioid use amongst injured workers who seek treatment under workers’ compensation insurance, which… Read more »

Workplace Injuries Are a Societal Equalizer: No One is Immune

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Workplace injuries are frequently associated with construction jobs or careers which utilize heavy equipment. However, it is a common misconception that only these employment opportunities are subject to workplace injuries. While employee injuries can be caused by heavy equipment, it is far more likely for the injuries themselves to have more mundane causes. Frequency of… Read more »

Overhaul of Workers’ Compensation Affects Medical Payouts

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In 2011, a law was passed in the state of Illinois that made some changes to the workers’ compensation system. Most notably, the law reduced medical fees by 30 percent. Since that time, the aftermath of those changes are beginning to show; in a recent report, Illinois’ workers’ compensation costs fell below those of neighboring… Read more »

Filing a Third Party Liability Claim After a Workplace Accident

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Most employees who work in the state of Illinois are covered under workers’ compensation insurance the moment that they begin working. This type of insurance provides for no-fault recovery in the event that an employee sustains an on-the-job injury, i.e., the employee does not need to prove fault in order to recover damages, but is… Read more »