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.
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.
The issue of workers' compensation at Illinois state institutions has been in the news of late. At issue is a startling claim that just a dozen or so institutions in southern Illinois made up almost one-third of the total amount awarded through the workers' compensation system. Of those institutions, Menard Correctional Center in Chester led the pack.The data was collected and released by the Associated Press and was culled from official state records. The Menard Correctional is also the focus of three fraud investigations into the injury-claim process. The institution made claims and was able to collect $19 million in long-term benefits from 2007 through 2010.
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.