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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...

Workers’ Compensation in Illinois
Workers’ Compensation in Illinois

People in Peoria, Illinois should understand their rights under the state’s workers’ compensation system in case they are injured at work or become ill due to a work situation. No matter the line of work, an on-the-job injury or illness can happen to anyone. Workers in Peoria, Illinois, should always...

Employee Misclassification Affects Illinois Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Employee Misclassification Affects Illinois Workers’ Compensation Benefits

What does the misclassification of employees as independent contractors have to do with workers' compensation? An employer avoids the duty and cost of carrying workers' compensation coverage for independent contractors. In one case described in a New York Times op-ed, a construction employer forced an employee, who had worked for...

Illinois’ Revised Workers’ Compensation Laws
Illinois’ Revised Workers’ Compensation Laws

In 2011, Illinois made alterations to the state's workers' compensation laws. In general, the new laws help companies save money. However, some point out that the savings are now to the detriment of injured workers. The new laws apply to injuries at the workplace which have occurred after September 1,...

Illinois Company May Have to Pay $117,000 for Safety Violations
Illinois Company May Have to Pay $117,000 for Safety Violations

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration sets rules for industries across the U.S. to help prevent workplace accidents and make sure that workers stay safe. Unfortunately, not every company takes these rules as seriously as they should and some of them are in Illinois. Earlier this month, OSHA announced...

Determining Your Eligibility for Workers’ Compensation in Illinois
Determining Your Eligibility for Workers’ Compensation in Illinois

There is always some form of risk associated with a job, regardless of whether you work in a factory or an office within Peoria County. When an injury is related to that job, you may be eligible for workers' compensation but it can be difficult to determine whether workers' comp...