Does Workers’ Comp Cover Injuries that do Not Occur at the Job Site?

work travel, workers compUnder Illinois workers’ compensation laws, an employer may be held liable for injuries that occur outside of the workplace, depending on the circumstances surrounding the injury.... Read More

When Employers Fail to Carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Under Illinois law, employers are required to carry workers' compensation insurance, and when they don't, they may face criminal penalties along with civil liability. An estimated 90 percent of employers in the state carry the required coverage, which is meant to protect workers who are injured on the job. When workers are injured while working for employers that have...
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Trump Administration May Prompt Surge in Occupational Disease Claims

One of President Trump's first executive actions in 2017 was to impose a federal hiring freeze on civilian employees. This freeze is expected to prompt a surge in occupational disease claims and other types of workers compensation claims filed by a workers comp attorney. Impact of the Federal Hiring Freeze President Trump's federal hiring freeze will have an impact on...
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Liability and Driverless Cars: Who is Responsible?

Driverless cars introduce new questions regarding liability, fault, and responsibility for car accidents with no easy solutions. Driverless are filled with promise, if the future peddled by technologists, governments, and companies are realized. Proponents of the driverless cars tote them as a solution for traffic, carbon emissions, and car accidents. However, there is a long...
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When You Want the Best Car Accident Attorney

The number of automobile accidents and the rates of injuries and fatalities are on the rise throughout the country. When a driver, passenger, or pedestrian are involved in an automobile accident, it is important to retain a lawyer who understands and knows the most effective way to apply Illinois law when bringing a car accident claim to court. The Importance of Hiring the...
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Common Causes of Workers’ Compensation Denials

Despite meritorious claims, workers are denied benefits through workers' compensation every day. Employers and their insurance carriers have a vested interest in denying as many claims as possible to avoid having to pay large payouts. Some reasons employers may deny workers' compensation claims include: Injury Was Not Reported Soon Enough One of the most common reasons a...
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The Spectrum of Impaired Driving: Prescription Drugs to Alcohol

Driving under the influence is intimately connected in popular consciousness with drinking and driving. However, impaired driving runs the gamut from legitimate prescriptions and insufficient sleep to illegal narcotics and alcohol. Many people are involved in an impaired driving accident because they did not appreciate the nature of their impairment and how it could influence...
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Fatal Flaws That Cause Automobile Accidents

Whether it is a tire that is worn and causes a vehicle to spin out of control, or a safety belt that fails to secure a passenger, faulty automotive parts can cause accidents and cost lives. Nationwide it is estimated that mechanical failures are a factor in 13% of all automobile accidents. Depending on the cause of the defect, the vehicle manufacturer, parts manufacturer,...
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Are Injuries that Occur at Employer-Sponsored Events Compensable?

When workers suffer injuries while attending company-sponsored events in Illinois, employers may be liable for damages under certain circumstances. Under the Illinois Workers Compensation Act, an employer's liability for injuries sustained is determined by whether the sponsored event or activity is considered voluntary or mandatory. Although Illinois courts have frequently...
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Chicago Professional Sports Teams Seek Workers’ Compensation Reform

The Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox have written a letter to a state representative in a show of support for a new bill that could detrimentally affect the workers' compensation claims of injured athletes. If passed, the bill would decrease injured players' payouts by hundreds of thousands of dollars or even millions. Existing Law The existing Workers'...
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