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 ruled against worker compensation for […]

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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. […]

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Fatal Crashes Down Compared to 2016

Fatal car crashes are down this year compared to 2016 data, though it’s impossible to predict whether the trend will continue. 2016 saw an increase in traffic fatalities, with over 1,000 deaths in Illinois. Drivers should be attentive and cautious on area roadways. A Chicago auto accident attorney can answer questions after a crash occurs. […]

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Do Electric Vehicles Pose Additional Hazards in a Crash?

Electric vehicles can pose dangers of fire and electric shock in motor vehicle accidents due to high voltage electricity. The U.S. Fire Administration recommends that all persons involved in electric vehicle accidents follow safety tips to prevent serious injuries often seen by a Chicago accident lawyer in electric vehicle crashes. (Article continues below Infographic) Are […]

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