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October 2011 Archives

Are workers' compensation payments endangered by state debt?

Due to the weak economy and the still continuing aftershocks of the 2008 housing crisis, many state governments are having trouble paying their bills. The State of Illinois is no exception as its overdue bills amounted to $3. 8 billion at the end of fiscal 2011, which fell on June 30. As a result, the ramifications for those receiving workers' compensation may be huge.

Industrial workers' accidents entitle workers to compensation

When working on an industrial site, it is important for workers to follow safety and security measures as defined by the employer's policies and procedures. An Illinois man is suffering from injuries that go well beyond the standard job hazards in one of the state's most recent industrial workers' accidents. It is unclear what the cause of the accident is at this time. Fortunately, the man will be able to concentrate on his health while his workers' compensation benefits help financially support his household.

Workplace accident at Illinois high school construction zone

Accidents in the workplace happen every day due to the nature of the employment and simple human error. But whatever the cause of the accident, workers deserve payment for their injuries that happen on the job. This is called workers' compensation, and those in Illinois injured in a workplace accident may benefit from consulting with an attorney.

Construction workers' accident results in death of one

Each year, thousands of workplace injuries happen across the country. Luckily, most of the incidents are relatively minor. Even so, the injured worker may be entitled to benefits through hir or her state's workers' compensation system. These benefits provide compensation to most workers who suffer from job-related injuries or illnesses and are generally paid regardless of fault. Sadly, in some cases it's not an injured worker who receives these benefits but rather the family of a worker who was killed on the job, such as the case of an Illinois construction worker's accident late last month.

Workplace accident ruled avoidable

A workplace accident is tragic for both employers and employees. In a recent case, the McLean County, Illinois coroner's jury ruled that the death of a 56-year-old man was accidental but also avoidable. The workplace accident occurred at Illinois Wesleyan University in early April 2011.

Injured moving company employee fired for filing claim

The Illinois Workers' Compensation Act specifically prohibits firing an employee because he or she filed a claim for benefits. And yet, it often happens, as some employers seek ways to cut costs at the expense of employees who have been injured.

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