How Long Can You Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Illinois? Injured workers—especially those who suffer serious injuries and may require a long recovery period—often rely on workers’ compensation benefits to pay necessary expenses. So, it’s only natural that the employee and his or her family would be concerned about how long they could expect to … Continue reading How Long Can You Receive Illinois Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
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Four Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Illinois? Workers’ compensation provides very important protections to Illinois workers. But, if you’re like most Illinois employees, you probably don’t know much about the specifics of workers’ compensation. When you or someone you love is injured at work, knowledge is power. Understanding your rights, including the benefits you … Continue reading What are the Four Types of Illinois Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
You use your eyes for virtually everything you do in your life. Even though your livelihood and personal enjoyment likely depend on having healthy eyes, you probably do not think much about your vision. Still, if you sustain an eye injury or develop an illness, you may have to deal with poor vision for the … Continue reading 5 common workplace eye injuries
Despite seemingly constant warnings that online shopping is making brick-and-mortar stores obsolete, retail stores continue to thrive and hire new staff regularly. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, retail businesses employ more than 4 million salespeople. While working in retail may not be the riskiest profession, there are certainly hazards that staff must be aware … Continue reading 3 ways retail staff can prevent common injuries
Construction is an undeniably dangerous industry, and if you make your living working within it, you probably have at least some understanding of just how often you leave your jobsite with aches, pains and job-related injuries. While there are many different elements that make working in construction dangerous, scaffolding is one of the big ones, … Continue reading Injury risks associated with working on or near scaffolding
As the weather gets warmer, bicycle enthusiasts are gearing up to ride again. Along with making sure that they have the proper equipment in working order, cyclists should be sure that they are mentally prepared to share the road with motorists. In efforts to avoid a collision with a vehicle, cyclists should stay vigilant. Here are … Continue reading Cycle safe by staying alert to common accident triggers
You may feel that your office in Illinois is a safe place for you to work in. But it could contain hazards that can affect your safety. Workplace injuries are a leading source of lost income and disability for many people. Although accidents can happen anywhere, when they occur on the job, the victims and … Continue reading What are some injuries I might receive in a workplace accident?
When fully loaded with cargo, an 18-wheeler can weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds, while a regular sized automobile weighs approximately 4,000 pounds. A collision between the two can cause severe personal injury and property damage, particularly to the occupants of the passenger vehicle. Due to the severity of loss, the driver and trucking company are … Continue reading What to do after being in a car accident involving a semi-truck
Enjoying a day out on Lake Michigan is a lot of fun. Whether you are going from Chicago to New Buffalo or just hanging around the waters near the city, you should ensure that you are ready for a safe day. This isn’t always easy because you can’t control the weather on the lake or … Continue reading Start your safety plan before you set sail on Lake Michigan
When you are involved in a car accident, you can suffer a host of damages. As we recently discussed, pain and suffering damages might be an element in your claim for compensation. These damages must be taken seriously. Some people think that these damages are just a way to try to get extra money. Victims … Continue reading Understand what types of damages might apply to your claim