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How to File a Work Accident Report

Worker’s compensation insurance, carried by every employer, is a vital protection for workers against getting seriously injured on the job. When you’re working if you get hurt, no matter what the injury is, worker’s compensation is supposed to kick in to cover your medical bills, recovery costs and sometimes a portion of your lost wages. [...]

Workers’ Comp Benefits: How Much Can I Get?

Just about everyone knows if they get hurt on the job they can apply for workers’ compensation benefits. What many people don’t know, however, is how much they are entitled to collect, or even whether or not their injury makes them eligible at all. Without this knowledge, it can come as a real shock when [...]

I Was Injured by a Co-worker, Is That Workers’ Comp?

If you are injured while on the job, workers’ compensation will generally cover the medical costs of your injuries. Learn what will happen if you are hurt by a co-worker while at work, and what you can do if your claim is not covered by workers’ comp. Injured On The Job What constitutes a work-related [...]

March 7th, 2017|Worker Injury, Workplace accidents|0 Comments

What to Do After a Scaffolding Accident

Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, and scaffolding accidents are one of the main culprits. Many workers who are injured in scaffolding accidents are entitled to workers’ compensation, but other cases require the worker to file a personal injury lawsuit if they want to receive compensation for their injuries. Here, [...]

February 23rd, 2017|Worker Injury, Workplace accidents|0 Comments

Construction Site Injuries: What You Need to Know

Cities are expanding, and suburbs are growing thicker wherever we turn. It’s difficult to walk a short block without finding yourself wandering onto a construction site. Construction companies have a duty to keep their sites safe for their workers as well as any passing pedestrians. If you’ve been hurt at a construction site, you may [...]

February 21st, 2017|Worker Injury, Workplace accidents|0 Comments

How to Apply for Workers’ Comp in Chicago

Workplace injuries are an all too common occurrence that can cause workers to miss extended periods of employment time and may leave them struggling to pay their bills. Workers’ compensation benefits were designed for these exact situations, and in Chicago, most workers are covered by these benefits after suffering an on-the-job injury. However, many people [...]

July 21st, 2016|Worker Injury|0 Comments

How FELA Protects Injured Railroad Workers

The idea of workers’ compensation in this country is a relatively recent concept. For the longest time, if you were injured on the job, you could hope for a little money from the company, but there was no guarantee—and more often than not you were left out in the cold. Today our government’s approach to [...]

June 7th, 2016|Worker Injury|0 Comments

What Happens When Your Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Comp Insurance?

Most employers in Illinois are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. An estimated 91 percent of all Illinois employers will have workers’ comp insurance, but there is still a chance that your employer does not have coverage. So, what do you do in that situation? Are you still able to get benefits? Workers’ Comp Insurance [...]

May 26th, 2016|Worker Injury|0 Comments

Concrete wall collapses onto Lockport man

A construction worker from Lockport was killed after a tragic mishap at a work site on Chicago’s Near North Side, CBS Chicago reported on May 23. At 12:25 p.m., emergency personnel were called to an accident that occurred at a construction site in the 1400 block of North Ogden Avenue. Crews discovered that a concrete wall had collapsed on [...]

June 3rd, 2014|Construction Accident, Worker Injury|0 Comments