Last summer, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois lawmakers made significant changes to the laws regarding the availability of workers’ compensation benefits to essential workers. The law created a rebuttable presumption that first responders and front-line workers are presumed to qualify for workers’ compensation coverage if they contract COVID-19. Determining whether an employee qualifies… Read more »
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Workers’ compensation is more important now than ever. After several years of decline, the number of on the job injuries in Illinois has increased slightly since 2018. These job injuries usually involve either trauma injuries, like falls, or occupational diseases, such as gradual hearing loss. As outlined below, these two kinds of injuries work a… Read more »
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