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July 2011 Archives

Employee seeks reparation for workers' compensation retaliation

Workers' compensation is a form of insurance. The idea behind workers' compensation is to establish a compromise between the interests of both employer and the injured employee. The worker is guaranteed certain limited coverage for medical bills and lost income and the employer gets a guarantee that the employee will not sue the company for any claimed negligence. So what happens in Illinois if the employee is fired after filing a claim for workers' compensation? A St. Clair County woman is suing to find out just that.

Illinois clerk files workers' compensation claim for over $128k

There are a certain hazards associated with any job, but in most cases, the role of finance clerk seems to be relatively safe. Unfortunately, the duties required of desk personnel frequently subject employees to hidden injuries that can be exacerbated by time. A prison finance clerk in Illinois has filed a claim for workers' compensation after sustaining damage to her neck while at work.

Construction workers' accident claims life of Hartford man

Workplace accidents can have devastating consequences, and many people are killed on the job every year. For those who have lost a loved one, life can grind to a halt while they try to come to terms with their grief. The loss of a family member in a construction workers' accident can also leave their relatives in a difficult financial situation. Federal officials have launched an investigation after a contractor was killed in Illinois recently.

Welcome to Our Illinois Workers' Compensation Blog

If you have been injured on the job, an experienced and dedicated lawyer can be of great assistance and can look out for your rights. Illinois' workers' compensation program can be confusing and intimidating, with a complicated set of rules and regulations. An attorney who understands the law and the process can help you evaluate your options and make the right decisions so that you get the compensation you deserve.

Workers' compensation claimants may face trouble in Illinois

Controversy over disability cases filed for employees at an Illinois correctional center could lead to a review of the workers' compensation system within the state. According to recent investigations, a partial permanent disability (PPD) award was granted in nearly all of the 140 workers' compensation cases filed by employees of the facility.

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