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Common Causes of Workers’ Compensation Denials

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 […]

Are Injuries that Occur at Employer-Sponsored Events Compensable?

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 […]

Chicago Professional Sports Teams Seek Workers’ Compensation Reform

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 […]

OSHA requiring employers to track workplace hazards

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 […]

Employees Denied Workers Compensation Entitled to an Appeal

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 […]

PTSD Poses a Long-Term Health Risk for Workers

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’ […]

Ten most common OSHA safety violations

Ten most common OSHA safety violations

The ten most common workplace safety violations primarily occur in construction and heavy industry and, as a result, the majority […]

Illinois Aims to Reduce Workers’ Comp to Help State Economy

Illinois Aims to Reduce Workers’ Comp to Help State Economy

Governor Bruce Rauner is looking to reduce the cost of doing business in Illinois by cutting back on workers’ compensation […]

Why Opt-Out Plans Lead to Workers’ Compensation Struggles

Why Opt-Out Plans Lead to Workers’ Compensation Struggles

Workers’ compensation reform has been a serious topic of debate in Chicago, in recent months. As Illinois state legislators continue […]

Risk of Opioid Use to Injured Workers

Risk of Opioid Use to Injured Workers

It is common for doctors to prescribe opioid pain medications to treat injured workers. According to a Workers Compensation Drug […]

10 Most Common Workplace Injuries

10 Most Common Workplace Injuries

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the number of work related fatalities has declined by more than 65 […]