Posts Categorized: Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

If I Don’t Report My Injury Immediately, Do I Have a Case for Workers’ Comp?

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Technically, job injury victims must immediately report their conditions to their supervisors. But the answer to this question often depends on the type of injury. Some victims sustain trauma injuries, such as a fall. If that’s the case, report your injury straightaway, even if you do not “feel” injured. If you suffer no ill effects,… Read more »

Illinois Workers’ Compensation and Repetitive Stress Injuries

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Many workers suffer from back pain, knee pain, prostate issues, and other illnesses related to repeated bending, stooping, or lifting heavy objects. These problems are not limited to warehouse and construction sites. Many office workers have issues with repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Repetitive stress injuries often create unique job injury situations…. Read more »

Protecting Workers from Beryllium Exposure – New Safety Standards by OSHA

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Employers are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of workers at the workplace, which includes keeping them safe from beryllium exposure. It is a material commonly used in telecommunication, energy, electrics, aerospace, defense, construction, and medical industries. Beryllium has been classified as a Class A carcinogen and poses an elevated risk to workers developing lung… Read more »

Claiming Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Off-the-clock Workplace Incidents

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As a rule of thumb, you are entitled to receive worker’s compensation benefits if you are injured at your workplace. These benefits cover two-thirds of lost wages, medication costs, medical treatment and therapy expenses, and other out-of-pocket expenses related to the injury. But can you claim workers’ compensation benefits if you are injured at the… Read more »

3 Things That Can Harm Your Workers’ Compensation Case in Illinois

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After a worker has been injured on the job in Illinois, the natural course of action is often to file a workers’ compensation claim to recover benefits for medical expenses and disability pay. However, while a worker may assume that filing a workers’ compensation claim is cut and dry, it is important to be aware… Read more »