Category: Workers’ Compensation

Check out our Illinois workers’ compensation blog articles for helpful resources, how-to guides, and insight from a top work injury attorney.

Wrist, arm and pain by laptop desk of employee worker suffering from carpal tunnel. repetitive stress injuries
28 Jun, 2024

Which Repetitive Stress Injuries May Qualify for Workers’ Comp?

Most Common Types of Repetitive Stress Injuries Work-related repetitive stress injuries typically take the following forms: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is one of the most common office worker injuries. This condition causes pain, tingling, numbness, aching, and weakness in your wrist and hand. The carpal tunnel is a...

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28 Jun, 2024

What to Consider When Hiring a Workers’ Comp Lawyer in Bloomington, IL?

Factors to Consider When Hiring a Workers’ Comp Lawyer in Bloomington, IL Illinois hospital handled 509 amputations, 3,144 traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and 891 poisoning-related workplace exposures in 2021. These injuries and illnesses are costly to treat and keep affected workers away from their jobs during recovery. You may qualify...

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31 May, 2024

Illinois Workers’ Compensation: The Coming and Going Rule

What Is the Coming-and-Going Rule? This rule renders employees injured when traveling to or from work ineligible for workers’ compensation benefits. The argument is that travel itself does not fall within the scope of employment, and thus, your employer cannot bear liability for injuries sustained in such a scenario. Fortunately,...

Leg and yellow helmet of injured lying worker at work. What happens if a worker dies on the job, workplace death.
29 Mar, 2024

What Happens If A Worker Dies On The Job

What Is the Workers' Compensation Act in Illinois? The Workers’ Compensation Act in Illinois offers benefits to injured workers or families of workers killed on the job. An injured worker or surviving beneficiary of a deceased worker can submit a claim to the IWCC, an agency that handles all workers’...

Young woman with neck injury filling documents. What if a third party is responsible for my workplace injury.
29 Mar, 2024

What if a Third Party Is Responsible for My Workplace Injury in Peoria, Illinois?

What Is Third-Party Liability for Workplace Injuries? Third-party liability for workplace injuries refers to situations where someone other than your employer is responsible for the accident that caused your injury. While workers' compensation is the primary system for obtaining benefits after a work-related injury in Illinois, there are circumstances where...

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29 Mar, 2024

How Long Does Workers’ Comp Last in Bloomington

What You Should Know About Workers’ Comp In Illinois, most employers must maintain workers' compensation insurance. Under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act, employees must be insured from the moment they are hired. There is no required waiting period for coverage. If you're injured on the job or contract an occupational...

Man injured sitting on the floor being helped by a woman co-worker. Can I sue my employer for a workplace injury.
29 Mar, 2024

Can I Sue My Employer for a Workplace Injury in Bloomington, IL?

What Is the Exclusive Remedy Rule? The exclusive remedy rule is a principle in workers' compensation law that limits an employee's options for seeking compensation after a work-related injury. In most cases, the rule prevents injured workers from suing their employers. It aims to streamline the process and create a...

Smart factory worker or engineer do machine job in a manufacturing workshop.
28 Feb, 2024

Does Workers’ Comp Cover Mental Health?

Mental Health in the Workplace Mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, or stress, are becoming common in the workplace. These conditions can impact your productivity, relationships with colleagues, and overall wellness. However, more people are starting to talk openly about mental health in the workplace. Many companies recognize the importance...

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28 Feb, 2024

Should I Settle My Workers’ Comp Case?

Workers' Compensation in Illinois Workers’ compensation insurance in Illinois offers benefits to workers who get injured or contract an occupational illness while performing their work duties. How does workers' comp work? The insurance covers the injured worker's medical costs and replaces a fixed percentage of the victim's lost wages. Injuries...

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28 Feb, 2024

How Is the Amount of Workers’ Compensation Benefits Determined in Bloomington, IL?

What Factors Impact Your Workers' Compensation Benefits in Bloomington, IL? The factors that affect the amount of workers' compensation benefits include: Severity of Your Injury or Illness Severe workplace injuries have higher benefits. A fair settlement should consider expenses already incurred, lost income, and compensation for non-economic damages. The more...

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