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November 2015 Archives

Report looks at construction industry accidents

It should come as no surprise to anyone that the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ recently released workplace injury report found that construction workers were among those most at risk of being injured on the job. The report, which speaks to statistics from 2014, says that construction workers are among a group of six occupations where the rate of injury and illness is more than 300 per 10,000 workers. Construction workers came in at 309.7 per 10,000.

Watch out for these illegal employer strategies for reducing workers’ comp costs

In our last post, we began looking at the issue of reducing workers’ compensation costs, and specifically what employers and their workers’ compensation insurance carriers can legally do to decrease these costs. As we noted, there are a variety of strategies employers and insurance companies can use for this purpose.

What is an Illinois employer allowed to do in terms of reducing workers’ compensation costs?

In our last post, we spoke a bit about the fact that employers and their workers’ compensation insurance carriers are continually looking for ways to decrease the costs associated with workers’ compensation claims. It is important for employees to realize that there are both legal and illegal ways an employer may attempt to do this. Here, we’ll look at some legitimate strategies an employer or insurance company may use.

Employers, insurers face increased medical costs for workers’ comp claims

Managing costs associated with workers’ compensation claims is an important issue for employers and their insurers. Employers who are able to minimize both the number and the cost of claims, through whatever means, are able to minimize their expenses when it comes to workplace injury.

Is workers' compensation the "exclusive remedy" for an injured Illinois worker? P.2

In our last post, we began looking at the question of whether an injured worker in Illinois has any other avenues of recovery outside the workers' compensation system. As we noted, workers' compensation is generally the only form of compensation available to an injured worker in Illinois, but there are certain exceptions.

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