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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 […]

Were You Exposed to Covid-19 as an Essential Worker?

Were You Exposed to Covid-19 as an Essential Worker?

A recent amendment to Illinois workers’ compensation rules makes it easier for essential workers to get workers compensation benefits if […]

Remembering Workers Who Lost Their Lives

Remembering Workers Who Lost Their Lives

Workers Memorial Day, established to promote safer workplaces, pays recognition to workers who suffer illness, injury, or death from workplace […]

Workplace Accidents Rise with Daylight Savings Time

Workplace Accidents Rise with Daylight Savings Time

Research shows a rise in workplace accidents and injuries with the arrival of Daylight Savings Time each year. Setting the […]

How to Prepare for Your Workers’ Comp Hearing

How to Prepare for Your Workers’ Comp Hearing

Preparing in advance for a workers’ comp hearing can help ensure injured workers in Chicago come away with a fair […]

Should You Be Afraid to Report Workplace Injuries?

Should You Be Afraid to Report Workplace Injuries?

Employees should not be afraid to report workplace injuries or hazardous conditions. The Occupational Safety and Health Act prohibits employer […]