Category Archives: Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Comp: the Democratic Proposals to Help Business

If you live in Illinois, you are more than likely already aware of Governor Rauner’s continued to refusal to submit a state budget unless he gets his way on workers’ compensation “reform”, despite the fact that reforms were already enacted … Continue reading

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HURT WHILE WORKING FROM HOME

As a general rule, under workers’ compensation an employee may receive benefits from the employer for accidental injuries or death which occurred during the course of employment. In a situation where the employee was injured on the premises of employment … Continue reading

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RECOVERY FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL INJURIES IN ILLINOIS PERSONAL INJURY AND WORKER’S COMP CASES

Mental stress injuries are compensable in Illinois. Like any other type of injury, psychological injuries must be properly diagnosed and treated by a qualified doctor. These can be difficult cases to prove, and even when solid proof is present these … Continue reading

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FELL AT WORK & GETTING COMP; CAN I SUE?

This is a topic that comes up often.  It involves the relationship between workers comp and personal injury.  In this particular case, I was asked whether someone who fell at work and is getting workers comp can also sue. The … Continue reading

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This Isn’t About Reform. It’s About Insurance Companies Wanting More Profits, As Usual.

A recent item in the news tells that a committee has been appointed to study reforms to the Illinois Workers Compensation Act.  This so-called “Business Community” has suggested certain “reforms.” The first thing that you need to know is that … Continue reading

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Job Status Of Injured Workers Is More Secure After Recent Supreme Court Case

Can they fire me for this? That is a question I get asked fairly often when interviewing new clients who are considering filing a workers’ compensation case. In times like these, people have every right to be concerned. It’s illegal … Continue reading

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