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... Read More

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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OSHA requiring employers to track workplace hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released new rules that now require employers to collect data on workplace injuries and hazards and release that information to the government and public. The purpose of the rule is to modernize data collection and better inform the public about workplace hazards. The slew of new data should also help the government...
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New Turbulence App May Prevent In-Flight Injuries

US aircraft experience 65,000 incidences of moderate to severe turbulence each year. Turbulence-related injuries range from minor cuts and bruises to fractures, broken bones, and serious spinal and head injuries. A flight attendant workers compensation attorney commonly sees flight attendants with serious injuries sustained in turbulent flights. The Dangers of...
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Guiding the Future of Workers’ Classifications

One of the greatest challenges facing the 21st century economy is that of providing freelance employees, also referred to as independent contractors, the same rights and privileges granted to those who do not work for themselves. With freelancers comprising between 5-30% of the workforce, it's a problem the Labor Department has begun to tackle. The reasons for this are...
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Employees Denied Workers Compensation Entitled to an Appeal

Workers' compensation claims are denied for reasons ranging from insufficient documentation to questions about the validity of the claim. A Chicago workers' comp attorney can help prepare and pursue an appeal of the denial. Common Reasons that Claims are Denied Injury is not reported on time (In Illinois it must be reported within 45 days of the injury) Claim is not...
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PTSD Poses a Long-Term Health Risk for Workers

Traumatic events can cause severe psychological damage that can persist for years, even decades after the event transpired. A workers' compensation lawyer in Illinois can help individuals file claims for the long-term damage witnessing, or experiencing traumatic events can create. Understanding PTSD Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychiatric condition that affects up to...
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Meatpacking – The Hidden Dangers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has called meatpacking the most dangerous industry in the country, resulting in illnesses and injuries to over 40,000 workers each year. With such a high risk of illness and injury to workers, a workers compensation attorney is often required to handle legal issues concerning medical expenses and lost wages....
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Howard Ankin Wins Case Before Illinois Appellate Court

In June I argued before the Illinois Appellate Court the case of Smart vs. Central Grocers on behalf of a claimant who suffered a workplace injury. I am very happy to report the success of this case as it has widespread ramifications for all my clients and every injured worker in the State. The employer argued that 2011 legislative changes required an injured worker to...
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Risk Management Proposed to Lower Chicago Workers Compensation Claims

The City of Chicago is considering the benefits of implementing a comprehensive risk management program, something they, unlike most major cities across the United States, do not have in place. The continued absence of such a program for the City, say some, has left employees at risk for injuries and death and has cost the city millions. Preventing Workplace Injuries One of...
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