Workers Compensation for Contractors: What You Need to Know

Being a contractor in Illinois means work arrangements can vary. Some contractors work directly for an employer, but others do their work independently. Another possibility for contractors is to be hired seasonally or as a sub-contractor. Whether or not you are covered by workers’ compensation insurance will depend on just how you do your work…

Are workers compensation cases public record?

The average person changes jobs anywhere from 5 to 7 times during their working lifetime. This is a move that could present some challenges if you are switching jobs after having workers’ compensation issues with a previous employer. Even if your employer was found to be responsible for the incident, you may have concerns about…

How Much is My Case Worth?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately half of all private industry injuries and illnesses are considered severe. Regardless of the specifics involved with your workplace injury, you might also be wondering just how much your workers compensation case is worth. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, but there are some things…

Will I lose my job if I file a workers compensation case?

Will I Lose My Job If I File a Workers Comp Claim? Did you sustain one of the nearly 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries or illnesses that occurs each year in the United States? If so, then might be wondering if you could lose your job if you file a workers compensation claim. The short…

Head Injuries: How a CT Scan Can Provide Evidence of a Latent Aneurysm

Importance of getting a CT scan of the head when there is a head injury to check for latent brain aneurysm One of the leading causes of workplace injuries in the United States is being struck by an object or piece of equipment. If you are struck on the head or if you fall and…

What to Do if You’re Injured at Work

Every year, thousands of people across the United States are injured while at work. While a workplace injury can be a difficult time for an individual, companies are required to provide workers compensation if you were injured on your job. The following guide provides simple tips on what to do if you’re injured at work.…

Illinois Workers Compensation Study: How Much Do Workers Receive After an Injury?

It’s easy to forget that most U.S. workers in the 21st century enjoy tremendous job protections compared to workers of the not-so-distant past, when a little bit of asbestos, silica, or lead exposure was just a normal part of a hard day’s work. Even so, that doesn’t mean that it is easy to file a…

Do Not Take Less Than You Deserve From the Workers’ Compensation Carrier or Let Them Delay or Stop Payments and Approvals for Treatment

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Carriers know the chips are stacked against them. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law requires them to pay all bills and missed wages as well as a lump sum award for any injuries causing lifelong problems. Many times the plan to not pay these amounts is to say that the injury was not work…