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November 2015 Archives

Companies say workers' compensation premiums too high in IL

It may be easy to assume that workers' compensation benefits are automatic and immediate after a workplace injury or illness. However, this is not often the case. Many workers' compensation claims in Illinois are denied or disputed, making it necessary for employees to file appeals and wait a long time to receive compensation. Also, many companies and business advocates in the state say that workers' compensation premiums are unaffordable, which may further complicate a worker's attempts to have a claim approved.

What are the pesticide risks farmworkers face?

Many farmers in Illinois and elsewhere will assert that pesticides are necessary to protect crops from the devastation that insect infestations can cause. However, commercial pesticides are made of chemicals, which often poison humans as well as the insects they target. If you work around pesticides, you may face numerous short-term and long-term health risks.

The dangers of improper scaffolding procedures

Many construction workers throughout Illinois will continue to work on projects throughout the autumn and winter. In slippery conditions, awareness of the dangers of work-related falls will never be more important. Falls are one of the most prevalent and dangerous injuries in the workplace, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Some police officers' job risks not what you might think

As a police officer, you probably already understand the more immediate and obvious risks of your job. The attorneys at Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O'Neil, LLC, know about these risks as well. We also understand the complexities of government workers' compensation law in Illinois, in regards to law enforcement.

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