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.

MMI in Workers' Comp
4 Jan, 2022

What Happens After MMI in Workers’ Comp?

MMI in Workers' Comp First off, it is important to make sure the doctor has formalized those restrictions in writing. After that, you have to decide what to do next. Under Illinois law, your entitlement to TTD, Temporary Total Disability benefits ends when you reach MMI (check the article on...

Workers' Compensation Employee Misclassification
4 Jan, 2022

Workers’ Compensation Employee Misclassification

Employee Misclassification Affects Illinois Workers’ Compensation Benefits The Employee Classification Act went into effect in Illinois on January 1, 2008, and sought to "address the practice of misclassifying employees as independent contractors" in the construction field. The Act broadly defined an employee as a worker "performing services" for a construction...

What is Light Duty Work?
3 Jan, 2022

What is Light Duty Work?

Your Light Duty or Modified Duty Slip In order to properly document your work restrictions, you should ask your physician or health care provider to provide you with a copy of a light-duty or modified duty slip. You should provide a copy of the slip to your employer and to...

How Do I Apply for Workers' Comp?
3 Jan, 2022

How Do I Apply for Workers’ Comp?

Applying for Workers' Compensation Many people believe that they only need to give their employer notice that they were hurt to start the workers' compensation process. This is not entirely true. You do need to notify your employer of your work injury or illness, orally or in writing, within 45...

Out-of-State Workers' Compensation
3 Jan, 2022

Out-of-State Workers’ Compensation

Out-of-State Workers' Comp Attorneys We represent workers who do not live or work in Illinois but have been injured in Illinois or have some connection to Illinois jurisdiction in a workers' comp case. For example, we represent airline workers who have been injured on the job (even though the company...

Workers' Comp Claims For Injuries from Work Equipment
2 Jan, 2022

Workers’ Comp Claims For Injuries from Work Equipment

We have represented farmers, carpenters, workers in the meat packaging industry, police officers, nursing home workers, airline workers, welders, out-of-state workers, and many more in workers' compensation claims throughout Illinois. Our lawyers take an aggressive approach to representing clients and do whatever is necessary to fight against insurance companies. We...

Workers' Compensation Eligibility
1 Jan, 2022

Workers’ Compensation Eligibility

Who is Eligible for Workers' Compensation? ​Generally, most workers in Illinois are covered by the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act. However, according to the Act, not all workers in the state are covered. The legislation lists the following positions under the definition of employee: Deputy sheriffsPeople who work on behalf of...

How Does Workers' Comp Work?
30 Dec, 2021

How Does Workers’ Comp Work?

How Workers’ Compensation Works in Illinois According to the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, the program pays out six primary types of benefits to eligible workers. Types of Workers' Compensation Benefits These include the following: Death benefits (check workers' compensation death claims) if a job-related fatality occurs are paid to qualifying...

How To File a Workers' Comp Claim for Workplace Exposure
27 Dec, 2021

How To File a Workers’ Comp Claim for Workplace Exposure

Workers who are exposed to toxic chemicals at work and suffer injuries as a result are eligible for workers' compensation benefits. Workers will have to prove, however, their injury or illness is due to chemical exposure and that their exposure happened at work.   Are Workers Eligible for Benefits After Exposure to...

Workers’ Compensation PPP
27 Dec, 2021

Workers’ Compensation PPP

How Preferred Provider Programs (PPPs) Work An employer is obligated to pay for the medical treatment costs of workers who experience illness or injury on the job. Preferred Provider Programs refer to health care providers an employer has approved to treat its injured workers. Employers may then hire approved administrators...

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