Category: Workers’ Compensation

Factors that determine workers’ comp for back injuries

Back injuries on the job can affect you for the rest of your life. Your workers’ compensation needs to pay you enough to maintain your quality of life. However, it is not easy to give a standard answer on what your employer’s insurance will pay. This is because back injuries vary

Many construction site injuries, fatalities involve scaffolds

Many modern construction workers use scaffolds or temporary erected platforms that allow them to work at higher elevations, on a regular basis. However, these large, heavy platforms bring with them certain risks. Many of today’s construction workers suffer serious injuries or fatalities

A car crash, your back injury and the “going and coming” rule

If you suffer a work-related back injury, you more than likely qualify for workers’ compensation. However, if your injury occurs during the commute to or from your place of employment, will the “going and coming” rule affect your claim for benefits?

Understanding the workers’ compensation process in Illinois

If you experience a workplace injury or illness in Illinois, you can seek coverage for medical bills and other costs through the state Workers’ Compensation Commission. However, you must carefully follow legal guidelines to ensure you receive your entitled compensation.

Ignore the misconceptions about workers’ compensation

An injury strikes you at work, affecting your ability to perform your job. You are nervous and, naturally, worry about how to provide for your family. You also suspect that you may lose your job. Why do you worry? Because you fear that your employer will fire you for seeking workers’

How common is suffering a back injury at work?

You may work in construction, often lifting heavy materials and bending down to install flooring. Or you are a nursing assistant who often has to move patients during your long shifts. One day at work, your back could give out and you might need immediate medical help. Or one

Common mistakes made by injured workers

Getting injured while on the job can significantly impact your life in many ways. Not only are you suffering from severe pain from the injury, but you’re worried about how it will affect your ability to continue working. On top of that, you might be concerned about the medical costs and

Are repetitive motion injuries covered by workers’ compensation?

You are probably familiar with workers’ compensation and how it applies to accidents and injuries that happen at work. However, accidents are not the only cause of work-related ailments.
Repetitive motion injuries are often overlooked. Rather than happening suddenly, like an

Why would you file a third-party claim for a workplace injury?

Workplace injuries are a common occurrence throughout the U.S., especially if you work in the transport industry, or in any technical field.
In case you sustain a work-related injury, the first thing you need to do is seek medical attention,

5 things to know about workers’ compensation claims

Getting hurt at work can be frightening and overwhelming, especially when it affects your ability to provide for yourself and/or your family.
Understanding facts about workers’ compensation can help relieve some of your anxiety. These