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February 2012 Archives

Dock worker dies in tragic workplace accident

A recent incident at a port has filled the news with tragedy. The unexpected death of a dock worker has raised potential questions about the safety of the work environment at the port. This particular industrial accident is a reminder to Illinois workers that one can never be too cautious at a work site.

No injury compensation for man who left work to change his tie

Everyone has had a day at work during which nothing seems to be going well. No one knows this better than a court bailiff who was recently denied workers' compensation benefits for a car accident that occurred when he left work to change his tie. This case may be informative for those in Illinois who are dealing with their own work-related injury.

Woman with positive drug test receives workers' compensation

Employers and insurers often try to find ways to make smaller workers' payments. With that said, they will try to find ways to weaken your claim if you're injured at work. One woman was denied part of her benefit after suffering a workplace injury because she tested positive for drugs. However, a court ruled that the woman is still entitled to the full benefit. Illinois workers injured on the job should be made aware of all their rights when it comes to compensation claims.

Panel rules in favor of injured child welfare worker

The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission upheld the decision of an arbitrator to award workers' compensation benefits to a child welfare specialist who suffered knee and spine injuries after a fall in her workplace's restroom. The commission's decision turned on undisputed evidence that the welfare worker's accident occurred "in the course of" her employment with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, a key element for a successful workers' compensation claim.

Work resumes days after casino collapse that injured 13

Major construction projects are great things. They create jobs for a lot of workers. With the economy still sluggish at best, everyone agrees that we can use all the jobs we can get. The mildness of the winter throughout the Midwest, including Mundelein, probably represents something of a boon for construction. But it also increases the risks of individuals suffering a workplace accident. And the reality is that the work doesn't stop for long, even when accidents do occur.

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