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Workers’ Compensation 101 for Small Businesses

Running a successful small business is a challenge in the current globalized economy, especially when one or more of your employees are injured on the job. It not only hinders your productivity but may also lead to expensive workplace injury claims. Despite your best precautions, employees will get hurt on the job. Unfortunately, most small … Continue reading Workers’ Compensation 101 for Small Businesses

How Does Workers’ Compensation Settlement Benefit the Employee?

If an incident at work has caused physical injuries to you and the effects appear to be long-lasting, the workers’ compensation insurer at your workplace can provide you with permanent disability benefits. In case you do not agree with what the insurance company has decided to pay you, you can opt to either go for … Continue reading How Does Workers’ Compensation Settlement Benefit the Employee?

Work Injury Lawyer Effingham IL

Work Injury Lawyer Effingham, IL Suffering an injury on the job can create several problems, ranging from trying to recuperate to dealing with an employer that refuses to accept responsibility for the injury. Because of the costs associated with comprehensive medical care, you cannot afford to roll the legal dice with an inexperienced worker’s compensation … Continue reading Work Injury Lawyer Effingham IL

Chronic Pain Management: An Update on the Opioid Crisis

Back in 2013, we published a close look at the rising opioid crisis. It focuses on the likely impact on access to pain medication for those who truly need it. In short, it was clear that regulations would tighten in response to addictions sweeping regions and increasing death rates. At the time, we predicted that … Continue reading Chronic Pain Management: An Update on the Opioid Crisis

Do I Need To Report A Work Accident?

As is likely true in every state, in Illinois it is important that an injured worker report a work accident to their employer as soon as reasonably possible after the accident.  Giving timely notice of an accident is often critical for the worker to avoid a disputed compensation claim. Delay In Giving Notice Can Be … Continue reading Do I Need To Report A Work Accident?

Off Work on Workers’ Comp and Thinking of Retiring? THINK AGAIN!

From time to time, we see the situation where an employee with many years at their job decides to retire following a serious injury but before they have concluded their workers’ compensation claim.  Normally, they reason that since they will not be able to return to their job due to their injuries, they might as … Continue reading Off Work on Workers’ Comp and Thinking of Retiring? THINK AGAIN!

Uninsured Employers Beware

In years past, there was a great deal of frustration with employers operating without workers’ compensation insurance coverage in Illinois.  Even though employers have always been required to provide insurance, or show financial responsibility, they did not always do so.  As a result, we saw a number of clients with serious injuries left out in … Continue reading Uninsured Employers Beware

Injured Workers – Be Careful What You Sign

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act provides employers with the right to obtain an injured worker’s medical records in order to assess the injury, the need for treatment, and determine the worker’s right to payment of workers compensation benefits.[1]   Within a few days after a work related injury, the employer’s insurance company will normally ask the … Continue reading Injured Workers – Be Careful What You Sign

Why is my neighbor going fishing when he is off on workers’ compensation?

Nothing seems to irritate people more than to see someone drawing workers’ compensation benefits and still getting some enjoyment out of life.  We consistently hear about employers and insurance carriers having videotape evidence that a client went fishing, hunting, was doing yard work, or grocery shopping with their spouse.  Normally these activities aren’t really significant, … Continue reading Why is my neighbor going fishing when he is off on workers’ compensation?

Menard Work Comp Claims – Jumping Down the Rabbit Hole

Like most people interested in the Illinois workers compensation system, we have been reading the Belleville News-Democrat’s unfolding coverage about the Illinois Department of Corrections debacle at the Menard Correctional Center.  It seems that over the past several years there have been a large number of claims for repetitive stress injuries reported by the staff … Continue reading Menard Work Comp Claims – Jumping Down the Rabbit Hole