Seasonal Employee Injured during Temporary Off-Season Work: What Are Claimant’s Relevant Earnings In Determining His Compensation For An Injury?

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Seasonal Employee Injured during Temporary Off-Season Work: What Are Claimant’s Relevant Earnings In Determining His Compensation For An Injury?
Seasonal Employee Injured during Temporary Off-Season Work: What Are Claimant’s Relevant Earnings In Determining His Compensation For An Injury?

Two sections of the Illinois Workers Compensation Act deals with calculating the number of wages that are due to an injured employee upon injury. Section...

July 16, 2018
What Entitles Me To My TTD Benefits?
What Entitles Me To My TTD Benefits?

When you sustain an injury that arises out of and in the course of your employment, you are generally entitled to, at the very least,...

January 06, 2017
Accidents and Workers’ Compensation Claims
Accidents and Workers’ Compensation Claims

We have recently come across a problem that is affecting several of our clients and potential clients. We have had several situations of cases where...

January 04, 2017
How Is Your Average Weekly Wage Calculated?
How Is Your Average Weekly Wage Calculated?

When you are injured on the job and as a result cannot work, how much you receive in lost wage benefits and settlement at the...

December 06, 2016
OSHA postpones enforcement of new rule
OSHA postpones enforcement of new rule

Illinois workers, as well as their employers, may want to know that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has postponed the enforcement of the illness...

November 15, 2016
Industries with high rates of work injuries
Industries with high rates of work injuries

According to a report issued by the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015 almost 3 million individuals sustained nonfatal workplace illnesses or...

October 31, 2016
Timeline for a Workers’ Compensation decision
Timeline for a Workers’ Compensation decision

After you finish receiving medical treatment for your workers' compensation accident, your attorneys will attempt to settle with the insurance carrier and/or attorney for the...

October 09, 2016
Proposed FMCSA sleep apnea testing rule gets a mixed response
Proposed FMCSA sleep apnea testing rule gets a mixed response

In March 2016, the Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed a regulatory change that would require truck drivers and certain...

October 07, 2016
Workers’ compensation and the health care industry
Workers’ compensation and the health care industry

Nurses in Illinois may be interested to learn that according to a report prepared by Aon Global Risk Consulting, the frequency of workers' compensation claims...

October 06, 2016
The dangers of loud workplaces
The dangers of loud workplaces

Illinois workplaces like construction sites and factory floors can be extremely loud. That's why workers who perform their duties in these types of environments are...

October 05, 2016
How to prepare for an OSHA inspection
How to prepare for an OSHA inspection

While an OSHA inspection can make any Illinois dairy farm owner nervous, there are things that can be done ahead of time to reduce that...

September 14, 2016
When Have You Violated The Two-Physician Rule?
When Have You Violated The Two-Physician Rule?

An employer's liability to pay for medical services selected by the employee is governed by Section 8(a) of the Illinois Worker's Compensation Act. It states,...

September 06, 2016
When is a Worker entitled to receive Temporary Total Disability Benefits?
When is a Worker entitled to receive Temporary Total Disability Benefits?

An injured worker who is kept off work by a treating physician, while undergoing treatment, is entitled to receive 2/3 of his average weekly wage....

August 31, 2016
Impairment Rating
Impairment Rating

In 2011, the law changed as to how your permanent partial disability, your settlement/award is calculated. The Illinois Workers' Compensation was amended to reflect that...

August 29, 2016
New Computer Tools Aid In Diagnosing Concussions
New Computer Tools Aid In Diagnosing Concussions

How can you tell if a person has suffered a concussion after a fall or blow to the head? It's not always easy. A doctor...

August 23, 2016
The Impact of the going and coming rule
The Impact of the going and coming rule

Most Illinois employees are entitled to workers' compensation benefits whenever they suffer a work-related injury. However, the definition of work-related may be rather broad. For...

July 29, 2016
OSHA reinforces protections for workers reporting injuries
OSHA reinforces protections for workers reporting injuries

Workers in the state of Illinois enjoy strong federal protections against accidents and injury in the workplace. The federal agency in charge of overseeing employee...

July 15, 2016
Hearing loss cases
Hearing loss cases

I was asked recently by a client whether a loss of hearing is a workers compensation case in the State of Illinois. The answer is...

July 09, 2016
Toxic welding fumes are a workplace hazard
Toxic welding fumes are a workplace hazard

Welders in Illinois and around the country should be concerned about toxic smoke and fumes as well as the fire risks associated with their jobs,...

July 08, 2016
Payment of statutory amputations
Payment of statutory amputations

If you have suffered the misfortune of an industrial accident resulting in the amputation of an appendage, seek an attorney immediately. It is well established...

July 07, 2016