Category Archives: Workers’ Compensation Act

Frequently Asked Questions on Workers’ Compensation – Lawyers of Mount Vernon, Illinois

While modern technology and awareness have made most workplaces considerably safer, accidents do happen. These accidents often lead to a temporary or permanent disability or even death.  According to the latest survey by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job-related injuries are far more common than job-related illnesses with Healthcare and Social Assistance (544,800 workplace injuries), … Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions on Workers’ Compensation – Lawyers of Mount Vernon, Illinois

4 Ergonomic Considerations That Help Reduce Injuries among Office Workers

Shifting trends have changed the meaning of what the typical office environment should be like. In the modern scenario, an office can mean the customer’s site, an employee’s home, or even a café.  Amid these changes, it can be extremely challenging to provide a stimulating and healthy work environment to employees.  The Bureau of Labor … Continue reading 4 Ergonomic Considerations That Help Reduce Injuries among Office Workers

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

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

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