Approximately 135 million employees received workers’ compensation benefits in 2015. If you have a work-related injury or disability, it is essential to have benefits that last as long as needed. For some workers with permanent injuries, lifetime benefits are best, but others may prefer a lump sum settlement. Learn which situation is best for you… Read more »
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Were you injured on the job in Illinois? Whether you were hurt at work at the Rockford Art Museum, Rock Cut State Park, or elsewhere, you may be entitled to compensation in an Illinois workers’ compensation claim. One of the essential parts of a successful Illinois workers’ comp claim is selecting the right doctor. Some… Read more »
If you were injured on the job and have a workers’ compensation claim, you could be in a lot of pain as you recover. Is it possible to use medical marijuana in Illinois on a workers’ compensation claim? Medical marijuana was legalized in Illinois for particular residents in 2014. In January 2020, this state became… Read more »
The National Safety Council reports there are 4.6 million workplace accidents annually. This adds up to a job injury happening every seven seconds! The Council also says the following are the most common workplace injuries: Equipment-related Transportation-related Slips and falls Exposure to chemicals This article describes some ways to reduce your chances of a workplace… Read more »
Less than two years after the unemployment rate was nearly at a historic high, the rate has dropped to a near-historic low. At the same time, workers’ compensation benefits have declined significantly since 2015. So, there are more injured workers who need a fair-sized piece of a shrinking financial pie. Unfortunately, many job injury victims… Read more »
Workers’ compensation began around 1900 as a grand bargain between workers and management. Injured workers agreed to surrender their right to file injury claims in court if management paid for a no-fault insurance system that guaranteed financial benefits. At first, the arrangement worked well for both sides. Over the years, insurance company interests began to… Read more »
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