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Raped on the job: Who Is Liable?

Raped on the job: Who Is Liable?

In Illinois, the law holds employers liable for employee injuries that are caused by negligent hiring, supervision, or retention of […]

Workers’ Comp or Personal Injury: Which Type of Claim Should You File?

Workers’ Comp or Personal Injury: Which Type of Claim Should You File?

If work-related injuries are caused by another party’s negligent actions, the injury victim may recover damages through a workers’ compensation […]

High Rate of Injuries for EMS Workers

High Rate of Injuries for EMS Workers

EMS workers are four times more likely to suffer work-related injuries, compared to workers in other occupations. EMS Injury Rates […]

Squat or Stoop: What Is the Safest Way to Lift?

Squat or Stoop: What Is the Safest Way to Lift?

Safe lifting techniques are essential for preventing workplace injuries. When workers improperly lift equipment, tools, inventory, debris, or other objects, […]

Injuries in the Restaurant Industry

Injuries in the Restaurant Industry

Workers in the restaurant industry have a high rate of injuries caused by cuts and abrasions, burns, falls, and dangerous […]

COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation

COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation

From Howard Ankin Since March of 2020, I have been consistently asked my opinion about filing for Illinois Workers’ Compensation […]

Restaurant Workers At Risk [infographic]

Restaurant Workers At Risk [infographic]

Restaurant workers are especially vulnerable to a wide variety of work hazards that result in serious injuries, temporary and permanent […]

Illinois Adds COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Protections for Essential Workers

Illinois Adds COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Protections for Essential Workers

A new Illinois law makes it easier for essential workers to get workers compensation benefits for COVID-19 illness contracted in […]

Vibration Injuries in the Construction Industry

Vibration Injuries in the Construction Industry

Each year, approximately 500,000 American construction workers risk developing hand-arm vibration syndrome, a serious condition caused by using vibrating power […]

Power Linemen Face Multiple Hazards on the Job

Power Linemen Face Multiple Hazards on the Job

Power linemen face numerous workplace hazards every day. Falls from dangerous heights, electric shocks, burns, exposure to toxic substances, and […]

Do I Need a Lawyer to Get Workers Compensation Benefits in Illinois?

Do I Need a Lawyer to Get Workers Compensation Benefits in Illinois?

While hiring a lawyer isn’t legally required to pursue a workers’ compensation claim, doing so often results in a better […]