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Illinois Approves Preferred Provider Program Administrators
Illinois Approves Preferred Provider Program Administrators

In January of 2012, the Illinois Department of Insurance announced the first round of companies that have been approved as Preferred Provider Program (PPP) administrators under the recently enacted Illinois Workers' Compensation Act. How Preferred Provider Programs (PPPs) Work An employer is obligated to pay for the medical treatment costs...

An Introduction to Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law
An Introduction to Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law

If you've been injured at work, you might be wondering how you will be able to afford your medical treatment, especially if you are so severely injured that you can't go back to work right away. Rest easy. Under Illinois law, most employees who suffer on-the-job injuries are entitled to...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Illinois Workers’ Compensation
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Illinois Workers’ Compensation

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the fastest-growing occupational disease in the U.S., according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Carpal tunnel syndrome is classified as a repetitive trauma disorder, often occurring in those who work a great deal with their hands. Workers who develop carpal tunnel syndrome should know what...

The Law Protects Injured Illinois Workers From Retaliation
The Law Protects Injured Illinois Workers From Retaliation

In August of 2011, a Belleville, Illinois man filed a lawsuit accusing his former employer of retaliation for filing a workers' compensation claim. The complaint filed in the case claims in November of 2010 the man was injured on the job. The man reported the injury to his employer and...

Most Common Workplace Accidents in America
Most Common Workplace Accidents in America

Today's American workers face many challenges that are often at the forefront of their minds — possible job loss, stress from being overworked and stagnant wages, among others. One challenge that workers may not consider is the possibility of getting into a serious accident on the job — which can...

Court Rules That Illinois Workers’ Comp Benefits Should Be Promptly Paid
Court Rules That Illinois Workers’ Comp Benefits Should Be Promptly Paid

In November of 2011, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Workers' Compensation Commission Division, issued an important ruling regarding when injured workers should receive payment for their workers' compensation claims. The Court ruled that any undisputed portion of a claimant's benefits requires prompt payment. Employers who neglect to promptly pay claimants...