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April 2013 Archives

Possible charges against mayor in workers' compensation case

A Naplate, Illinois mayor faces possible charges regarding an incident that resulted in a police officer drawing workers' compensation. The incident involved the mayor and a local police officer, and apparently resulted in the police officer being injured. The state prosecutor is considering charges against the mayor for the incident in which the officer became eligible for workers' compensation.

Security guard files for workers' compensation, then fired

A St. Clair County, Illinois man filed a workers' compensation claim with his employer, Securitas Security Services USA Inc. He claims that he was fired after filing for workers' compensation benefits and believes that he was actually fired for doing so. He was formerly employed as a security guard with the company.

Workers' compensation for woman injured in car accident

In an interesting case, an Illinois woman was awarded workers' compensation after a car accident. At the time of the accident, the woman was driving from her place of employment to a retail store at the end of the workday. This case is unusual because while she was not injured while physically at her workplace, she was running a work-related errand. She was awarded workers' compensation because she was within the normal duties of her job.

Work accident sheds light on the grain industry

A work accident is fairly common to those who have worked in the grain bins that dot the Illinois landscape. Unfortunately, it seems that some employers continue to allow workers to operate in extremely unsafe conditions. Despite the regulations and penalties that exist to keep a similar work accident from happening, there are still reports of injuries and deaths by workers in grain bins.

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