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Steps to Take After Workplace Retaliation

Employers are generally free to do what’s necessary within their organization, including demoting and firing employees. However, when these negative actions are retaliatory, this crosses a line and leaves employers vulnerable to legal consequences. 

If you believe you’re experiencing workplace retaliation, you’re not alone, and you may have legal...

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Can Independent Contractors Get Workers’ Compensation?

When determining a person’s eligibility for workers’ compensation, it’s important to determine whether he or she is an employee or an independent contractor. Employees are eligible for worker’s compensation in Illinois—independent contractors are not. However, depending on the circumstances, some independent contractors may be considered employees under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act,...

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Workers’ Compensation and Cold Weather Injuries

Cold weather presents unique hazards to workers. Fortunately, many cold-weather injuries are covered by workers’ compensation. In this article, we discuss workers’ compensation and cold weather injuries. 

Common Cold Weather Injuries

Cold weather injuries can be painful and even fatal. Therefore, it’s crucial to be able...

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Common Workers’ Compensation Myths

Workers' compensation is a type of insurance that provides medical benefits and wage replacement to employees who are injured in the course of employment. In other words, it provides financial compensation to employees who are injured on the job. Although most employees are generally familiar with the concept of a workers' compensation...

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Workers’ Compensation vs. Personal Injury

Workers' compensation claims and personal injury lawsuits provide injured persons an opportunity to obtain financial compensation for their injuries. However, there are several important differences between the two. In this article, we explain the differences between workers’ compensation claims and personal injury lawsuits. 

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