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Workers’ Comp Reforms May Be Coming in New Legislative Session
Workers’ Comp Reforms May Be Coming in New Legislative Session

Late in 2010, the Illinois Legislature attempted to find cost savings in the state's workers' compensation system, in time to pass a bill reforming the law before the legislative session ended in February 2010. Although special House and Senate committees studied the issues, and a bill (SB 1066) made it...

The Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer for Workers’ Comp Claims
The Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer for Workers’ Comp Claims

When a job-related illness or injury is sustained by an employee, the need for benefits such as those provided by workers’ compensation can be real. Illinois workers in any industry and any job type can find themselves in need of workers' compensation. This may happen due to the contraction of...

How Workers’ Compensation in Illinois Works
How Workers’ Compensation in Illinois Works

People employed in Illinois who are injured while on the job or suffer a job-related illness should know the facts about workers’ compensation. A single accident on the job, repeated motions necessary to perform a job and ongoing exposure to harmful substances are just some of the things that render...

Returning to Work After Suffering From a Workplace Traumatic Brain Injury
Returning to Work After Suffering From a Workplace Traumatic Brain Injury

Workers who have obtained a traumatic brain injury from an accident that occurred on-the-job may have difficulties returning to work. Workers in Illinois and across the country run the risk of becoming injured while on the job. Although some industries are more hazardous than others, a simple slip-and-fall, trip or...

Stressful Work Environments May Warrant Workers’ Comp Benefits
Stressful Work Environments May Warrant Workers’ Comp Benefits

People who suffer from emotional and psychological trauma because of their work environment may be able to receive workers’ compensation. When people receive workers' compensation benefits for an on-the-job accident in Illinois or a work-related medical condition, it generally stems from a physical injury. Back injuries, broken bones, limb amputations...

Fatal Construction Site Accident in Edwardsville
Fatal Construction Site Accident in Edwardsville

The construction industry is known to be one of the most dangerous for workers, resulting in a high job fatality rate. A large commercial warehouse in Edwardsville was the site of a recent fatal accident. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that construction was underway at the warehouse when a crane...