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Chemical Styrene may lead to more workers' compensation

The chemical Styrene has recently been delegated as a carcinogen, which in turn could lead to more workers' compensation cases for those who have been exposed to this substance. Styrene has recently been ruled as an ingredient in certain industrial processes to cause elevated risks of cancer and other diseases. This finding, which has been upheld by a judge, could bring the possibility of Styrene-related workers' compensation cases.

Much of workers' compensation comes from back and neck injuries

A Villa Grove, Illinois worker was eventually awarded over $1 million for a workers' compensation claim involving back injuries. He was employed for many years by the Union Pacific Railroad as a welder. He filed a workers' compensation claim for serious back injuries that required surgery and left him unable to work.

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.

Illinois workers' compensation death benefits appropriate?

Illinois residents who lose their lives in on-the-job accidents often leave behind dependent family members who must now live without the income that the worker formerly provided. Under certain circumstances, such family members may be able to apply for workers' compensation survivor benefits. This can often help the family make ends meet financially as they also deal with the emotional grief from losing a loved one.

Illinois workers' compensation: Did flu spread to prison guards?

An Illinois state prison went on lockdown recently, but not for the usual reason. Instead of the lockdown occurring as a result of inmate violence, it happened because 58 prison guards called in sick on the same day at Stateville Correctional Center. This is an unusually high number of absences, but the workers are likely eligible for workers' compensation benefits if their absences are a result of a workplace illness.

Workers' compensation needed for man killed in Illinois crash

For many Illinois drivers, it is hard to contemplate that a trucker would ever need workers' compensation. After all, truckers are generally the giants of the road. For this reason, they can often seem impervious to other drivers and the thought of them needing workers' compensation, let alone workers' compensation death benefits for their families, may seem strange. However, one recent Illinois crash underscores the fact that a tragedy can happen just about any place and to just about anybody.

Illinois workers' compensation claims lower due to bad economy

One recent trend that has many Illinois worker advocacy groups concerned is that fewer workers' compensation cases are being heard. If it were a matter of fewer work injuries occurring so that workers don't need to file any workers' compensation claims, this would be one matter. However, many are worried that the reason why more workers aren't filing for benefits is because they are scared that the claim will take too long and leave them a period of limbo during a very harsh economy.

Workers' compensation may be needed at Illinois worksite

Workers' compensation is typically thought of as the benefits that employees receive when they are injured on the job in a work accident, and many times that is exactly the case. However, not only can workers' compensation cover workplace injuries, but it can also cover any medical conditions that may occur due to unsafe working conditions. Hopefully, this is something that no worker will have to face, but for one worksite located in Illinois, workers may unfortunately have to file these claims thanks to potentially dangerous working conditions.

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