Can I File for Workers’ Compensation Due to COVID-19?

Many times an employer, medical facility, or other public place has the ability to stop the spread of COVID-19 by taking precautions. If they fail to take those actions and someone died or has serious complications from the coronavirus, the company may be liable to you under workers’ compensation or common law negligence laws. Workers’…

Are Workers Compensation Claims in Illinois Public Record?

It’s fairly common for workers compensation claims in Illinois and other states to be resolved through mutually acceptable settlements. Once a settlement is reached, you’ll receive a specific sum of money in exchange for agreeing not pursue your claim any further. Should you have concerns about such details being public record, the answer can be…

How Workers Compensation Works

Let’s Talk About Workers Compensation and How It Works Illinois is on-par with the national average for workplace injuries, according to 2019 figures reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This basically means your odds of being injured on the job here aren’t any greater than what’s typical in other states. Should you end…

When to Claim Workers Compensation in Illinois

In 2018 alone, private employers in Illinois reported more than 100,000 not-fatal workplace injuries. Injuries of this nature are sometimes serious enough to immediately impede the ability to work. Other times, however, the work-related incidents or issues can present problems that develop later. For this reason, it’s not always clear when it’s best to file…

How Long Can You Get Workers Compensation for in Illinois?

From ongoing medical expenses to a reduction in income due to having to accept a lower paying, less-demanding position, there are many ways a work-related injury can affect your life. If you are in the process of filing a claim or already receiving benefits, it can be helpful to know how long you may get…

Who Pays Workers Compensation in Illinois?

Every year in Illinois, approximately 200,000 on-the-job injuries occur. If you were injured while carrying out work-related duties, workers compensation can be a way to recover costs related to your injuries. Workers’ comp is classified as a type of insurance employers often need to have. If you’ve already filed a claim or had one accepted,…

Illinois statute of limitations for workers compensation claims

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Workers’ Compensation Claims in Illinois? In 2018 alone, there were nearly 3 million workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private employers. If you were recently injured on the job, it’s understandable to want to immediately focus on getting treated and doing what’s necessary to recover. However, many injured…

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…