Meatpacking facilities nationwide, including Illinois, are hazardous work environments. Even after improvement, employees in this industry continue to suffer a variety of on-the-job injuries. If you work in such a facility, you might be smart to learn about all the potential injury risks and take precautions.
As our country's population ages, more and more people require some type of ongoing medical care or at least assistance with aspects of daily living. Increasingly, people are hiring home health care providers so that they can continue to live in the familiarity and comfort of their own homes rather than move to a nursing home or assisted living community.
Injuries at work are difficult to cope with because you might want to continue working, but you may not be able to. One thing that injured workers need to remember is that they are going to have to take care of themselves so that they don't exacerbate the injury. This is often a challenge, especially when others are counting on you to be there for them. Teacher or nurses, for example, might have a real internal struggle about having to leave work for medical care.
The Illinois workers' compensation program helps injured workers to receive the medical care that they need to heal from their work-related injuries. There are other facets of the program that are also available to some beneficiaries. These depend on their circumstances. Workers have specific requirements for the program. A recent ruling by an Illinois appellate court highlights this.