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May 2015 Archives

Effectively achieving Workers' Compensation benefits

If you or a loved one are dealing with a serious injury or illness that you believe is linked to a job-related incident or hazard, you may have grounds to pursue workers' compensation benefits. Unfortunately, however, the process of filing a workers' comp claim can be long and frustrating, and many initial claims result in rejection. Being well acquainted with Illinois workers' compensation guidelines can go a long way to help ensure that you and your family receive the financial support and resources that you need. The attorneys at Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O'Neil, L.L.C., are well-versed in the injury claims and denial process, and are invested in upholding the rights of workers' compensation claimants.

How can repetitive motion injuries be prevented in construction?

Despite the fact that construction workers generally undergo extensive training in order to perform their jobs in accordance with state and federal safety guidelines, there are still a number of work-related hazards they may not know how to prevent. For instance, some aspects of your work that involve repetitive movements can cause serious injuries even though they may seem relatively safe. That is why it is so important for you and other construction workers to be able to identify repetitive motion injury risks, as well as how they can be prevented.

Worker's comp and mental illness considerations

Countless people across the state of Illinois and beyond make a living every day performing high-stress jobs under dangerous conditions. In fact, there are even a number of office positions and non-physically demanding jobs that still place a great deal of stress and anxiety on employees. It is not surprising, then, that many people develop work-related stress disorders and other forms of mental illness.

How workplace injuries should be handled in Illinois

Many workers are injured every year at workplaces in Illinois and around the country. It is important for employers to handle a job site injury in an appropriate manner, both to help the injured worker as well as to help lessen the likelihood of future injury accidents.

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