Law enforcement officers are always at risk while they are at work, whether they respond to a routine traffic stop or something as serious as a shooting. When officers arrive at a scene where someone has a weapon and is behaving erratically, there is often a chance that they will be injured or worse. Unfortunately, an Illinois sheriff's deputy recently suffered a serious work-related injury as she responded to a domestic incident that turned violent. As she recovers from her subsequent surgery, she may pursue compensation for her injuries.
As many Illinois workers know, a fall is a fairly common construction accident. All it takes is one little slip up on a ladder, and the worker can suffer a work injury. Sometimes, these falls can be fatal while other times the worker can survive but be seriously injured in a construction accident. Unfortunately for one man, after a fall from a ladder caused him a concussion, he is living Valentine's Day over and over again.
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.
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.