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What is Third-Party Liability in a Work Accident?

Posted on April 21, 2022
When most people sustain on-the-job injuries, they are able to recover money for their medical bills and lost wages through the workers’ compensation system in Illinois. However, there are times when another party, aside from the employer or a co-worker, is responsible for the injury. In these situations, it may be possible to file...
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Should I Hire a Workers’ Comp Attorney?

Posted on March 21, 2022
If you or somebody you care about sustains an injury on-the-job in Chicago, you should be able to recover compensation for your medical bills and a significant portion of your lost wages. Additionally, if you are permanently disabled, you should be able to recover long-term compensation. However, it is not uncommon for insurance carriers...
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When Can You Sue Your Employer for a Work-Related Injury?

Posted on March 21, 2022
In the event a person sustains a work injury in Chicago or anywhere throughout Illinois, they will likely be able to recover compensation for all medical expenses and a significant portion of their lost income. However, due to the way that the workers’ compensation system works in Illinois, it is rare that an employee...
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What Happens if an Accident at Work is Not Reported?

Posted on March 17, 2022
Anytime a person sustains an on-the-job injury, they need to seek medical care and report the injury to their employer or supervisor as soon as possible. However, what happens if a workplace injury is not reported? Failing to report a workplace injury could result in a person becoming unable to recover any compensation for...
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Labor Unions and Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claims

Posted on March 17, 2022
Illinois requires every employer to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This is designed to pay for a person’s medical bills if they sustain an on-the-job injury, as well as a significant portion of their lost income if they cannot work. However, when a person is in a union, they may be entitled to benefits above...
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Most Common Types of Scaffolding Injuries

Posted on February 25, 2022
Scaffolding is an incredibly important part of construction, particularly around the city of Chicago. Anytime a construction project involves multiple floors, there will likely be scaffolding present for construction workers and contractors to operate on. However, injuries caused by inadequate safety surrounding scaffolding do occur. Here, we want to discuss the most common types...
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Regulations for Scaffold Safety in Chicago

Posted on February 25, 2022
Scaffolding is everywhere around the city of Chicago. Scaffolding is an important part of most construction projects, especially those that rise above the first level. It is crucial for construction workers and contractors to understand regulations involving scaffolding safety in Chicago. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets forth requirements for scaffolding at...
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What Happens if You Get Permanently Injured at Work?

Posted on February 23, 2022
Workplace injuries can lead to extensive pain suffering as well as major medical bills. Additionally, individuals injured on the job may not be able to earn money while they recover. In some circumstances, individuals may never be able to return to work, depending on the severity of the injury. Here, we want to discuss...
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Common Injuries of On-Duty Railroad Workers

Posted on February 23, 2022
Individuals who work on and around the railroad operate in particularly hazardous environments. Trains are large machines, and the entire operation of the railroad hinges on ensuring workers are safe. Here, we want to discuss the most common injuries that railroad workers sustain on the job. Additionally, it is crucial to understand some steps...
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What is a FELA Claim?

Posted on January 26, 2022
According to data available from the Federal Railroad Administration, there were around 7,600 total railroad accidents during the latest reporting year across this country. These incidents led to many fatalities and injuries, including injuries amongst railroad workers. Most employees who sustain on-the-job injuries are able to file workers’ compensation claims, but railroad workers must...
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