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.

Permanent Total Disability Benefits
20 Dec, 2021

Permanent Total Disability Benefits

What is Permanent Total Disability (PTD)? Unlike permanent partial disability benefits, permanent total disability (PTD) benefits are awarded in situations where an individual has been injured in a workplace accident and is unable to return back to any type of employment. These are common jobs that require certain physical attributes...

OSHA Safety Violations
20 Dec, 2021

OSHA Safety Violations

OSHA Safety Violations and Workers' Compensation Claims in Illinois When we handle Illinois workers' compensation claims, we will look at all bodies of law to determine the best remedy available for our clients to gain access to benefits. We look at OSHA safety violations, federal regulations, state regulations, city ordinances,...

20 Dec, 2021

AMA Disability Guidelines in Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claims

What the AMA Workers Compenation Guidelines? The AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (AMA guidelines or AMA disability guidelines) are used by several state workers' compensation systems as a way to determine impairment and quantify the seriousness of injuries. ​In situations where an employee returns to work, but...

15 Dec, 2021

When Should I Start to Receive Workers’ Compensation Payments?

Background of the Case The case began when the claimant, Melinda Jacobo, suffered a back injury at work in 1998 as the result of a forklift backing into her. An arbitrator determined the back injury was caused by a work accident and resulted in Jacobo having a permanent and total...

14 Dec, 2021

State Fund Workers’ Compensation

​Advantages of State Fund Workers' Comp There is considerable debate about which system is most effective for providing workers' compensation insurance. State funds began to emerge in the early 1900s when employers feared that insurance companies may impose excessive premiums and receive unfair profits. What is State Fund Workers' Compensation?...

12 Dec, 2021

What is Offsite Workers’ Comp?

In this case, the woman's job as director of investments' required that she market and promote her employer's business in the local community. In preparation for an annual business expo, she needed to purchase a rug for her employer's booth. As she was on her way to the store to...

11 Dec, 2021

Reporting a Workplace Injury

How Long Do You Have to Report a Workplace Injury? Immediately following the incident, you should take action and notify the employer, most often your direct supervisor or manager. There are certain time restrictions for reporting an accident or reporting symptoms from a repetitive trauma injury. The Illinois Workers' Compensation...

Work Injury
11 Dec, 2021

What to Do After a Work Injury

How Long Do You Have to Report a Work Injury? Most people are unsure of the steps they need to take after being injured at work. In Illinois, you need to tell your employer about the injury within 45 days. Your employer may have other procedures you need to follow....

Workers' compensation for traveling employees
10 Dec, 2021

Workers’ Compensation for Traveling Employees

Workers' Compensation Coverage for Traveling Employees Here are the things to consider when determining whether you may qualify as a traveling employee eligible for worker's compensation. Type of Work Performed The first element to consider is the type of work being performed. If travel is an inherent part of the...

15 Nov, 2021

Common Office Worker Injuries

Office Work Related Injuries Office workers are often working at a computer for several hours a day. This could be typing, entering data, and frequently moving the mouse near the keyboard. Because individuals spend a significant part of their day at a computer, they are more prone to carpal/cubital tunnel...

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