Many people expect workers compensation to cover any accident that may happen at their place of employment. Employers are required to have workers' comp to help workers with expenses and lost wages after a work-related injury. Workers' compensation is specifically intended for injuries and diseases … [read more]
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A recent court decision determined that the City of Chicago did not intentionally cause injury to a fire department employee. The employee claimed that his employer understood that they were placing him at risk by forcing him to engage in strenuous physical activity with few water breaks, resulting … [read more]
Repetitive strain injuries are a common complaint made to Chicago workers' comp attorneys. One of the most insidious types of injuries, the damage repetitive strain injuries cause accumulates over time. Thus, it may be months, years, or even decades since the onset of the injury before the adverse … [read more]
On January 1, 2015, new federal workplace injury reporting requirements went into effect. During the first year of these new requirements, over 10,000 severe work-related injuries were reported. (Article continues below infographic.) The New Requirements The U.S. Department of Labor’s … [read more]
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) establishes rules, regulations, and standards for safe working environments. Employers are required by law to comply with OSHA rules to provide a safe workplace for employees. If an employee is injured on the job, and an investigation by OSHA … [read more]
The high cost of unemployment insurance, worker’s compensation and other benefits has left a number of employers looking for ways to slash their expenses. In the past few years the number of workers classified as contractors rather than employees has increased. Yet, a good number of people are … [read more]
Many accidents can be prevented by noticing hazardous conditions that can cause an accident and remedy them, but some accidents are hard to see coming. … [read more]