A worker suffered serious burns in a work-related injury while he was temporarily employed at a Chicago, Illinois area factory. The man suffered horrific burns that eventually claimed his life. According to the report, his bosses refused to call 911 after the work-related injury occurred. The man had to wait over an hour to get medical treatment.
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.
A worker at Agri-Fab plant in Sullivan, Illinois suffered an amputation in a work injury. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration handed Agri-Fab three citations for unsafe work conditions and repeat safety violations in the plant. The penalties amount to almost $100,000. The specifics of the work injury were not reported.
An Illinois worker is listed in critical condition at the hospital after an explosion and fire at a Caterpillar Mine Equipment Repair and Service Plant in Saline County. The work accident occurred at around 8:15 a.m. on a recent Monday morning in a building that was separate from the main plant. Both Caterpillar and the State Fire Marshal are investigating the incident to determine the cause. In the meantime, the financial assistance offered by workers' compensation may alleviate a lot of worries as the worker tries to get back on his feet.
Maintenance workers may potentially encounter several hazards on the job that can cause serious injury or worse. Working around power and gas lines, climbing ladders and using power tools can be very dangerous. Recently, a maintenance supervisor at an Illinois distribution center was electrocuted in an unfortunate work accident. He died a short time later. In the aftermath of this tragedy, his family is likely eligible for workers' compensation death benefits.
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.
Many times, the hazards of an Illinois chemical spill can be contained within an industrial facility, where employees are prepared to deal with the situation at hand. But what if the chemical containment fails outside of the manufacturing facility? This is exactly what the railroads are faced with as they look to avoid a future industrial accident involving toxic chemicals and a common tanker known to have a potentially explosive effect.
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.
When one thinks of a work-related injury for postal letter carriers, one of the most common injuries that one thinks of is a dog bite. After all, even in cartoons, dogs are often depicted as chasing around postal carriers in amusing sketches.
Workers' compensation is required in Illinois for a variety of businesses and companies to provide financial support for workers in the event that they ever become injured on the job. However, one of the most valuable uses for workers' compensation is to protect Illinois children who are working a summer job. These benefits can help young injured workers receive the medical attention they need, as well as any additional financial support needed.