Posts Categorized: Workers’ Compensation

How is Workers’ Compensation in Illinois Calculated?

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Job injuries can be both physically and emotionally crippling. In most cases, they can also be financially crippling as well. Most families have less than $1,000 in savings, and many families have nothing at all. Injured workers may not only be unable to pay everyday bills but they also may have to sit and watch… Read more »

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover All Job Injuries?

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For both trauma injuries and occupational diseases, workers’ compensation is normally the exclusive remedy for these victims. Workers’ compensation insurance provides no-fault benefits that replace lost wages and pay for medical bills. But as outlined below, there are some situations when workers’ compensation does not apply. Generally, these victims can file legal claims outside the… Read more »

How to Know if Your Injury or Illness Is Work-Related

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Workers’ compensation benefits cover an employee’s illness or injury caused while performing their job at the workplace. Some cases are pretty straightforward and it is easy to determine whether the condition is work-related. If you working at a supermarket, and slip over a wet floor and fracture your arm, you will be entitled to receive… Read more »

The Common Causes of Workplace Accidents During the Holiday Season

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Aside from the hustle and bustle in the streets, shopping malls, and gift shops, the holiday season entails some bigger problems pertaining to workplace safety risks. The statistics regarding fatal workplace injuries and accidents during this season have been on an upward trend due to a number of reasons. A report by the US Consumer… Read more »

Can I Sue for Workplace Accidents Caused by Defective Products?

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Workplace accidents are among the most common source of accidental injury in the United States, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicating that there were more than three million nonfatal workplace accidents reported by private industry in 2013. In many cases, Illinois’ workers’ compensation law preempts injured employees from filing a personal injury lawsuit,… Read more »