How To File A Workers’ Compensation Claim In Illinois

No one wants to get hurt at work. Unfortunately, work injuries are not uncommon in Illinois. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are approximately 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries or illnesses that occur each year across the country. Thankfully, most work injuries are covered through Illinois workers’ compensation insurance benefits. However,…

Can Employers Be Liable For COVID-19 Transmission In The Workplace?

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely altered the way of life for most people across the country and here in Illinois. This is particularly true for the workforce. In many cases, people have lost their jobs due to the health crisis. However, essential workers continued to go to work during the initial stages of this pandemic….

How Much is My Workmans’ Comp Case Worth? Illinois Case Worth & Settlement Guide

There are multiple variables that go into the equation in determining how much your workers’ compensation case is worth under the Illinois Workers Compensation Act. These questions should help you get in the right mindset when evaluating your case: How much time were you off work? What kind of treatment(s) did you receive? Are you able to return…

Common Overlooked Workplace Injuries To Be On The Lookout For In 2020

When it comes to the workplace, you want to stay safe. Any workplace injury has the potential to cause immense pain and suffering and a loss of income. Unfortunately, work injuries are not uncommon in the United States. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), we know that there were approximately 2.8 million…

10 Ergonomic Tips To Avoid Injuries At Work

Most of us have to work, and we should not have to worry about getting injured on-the-job. However, workplace injuries are a major problem in this country. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were approximately 2.8 million total non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses during the latest reporting year across the US….

What to Do if Your Injury Gets Worse After Settlement

Nobody wants to get injured in a workplace incident. However, work injuries happen regularly. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 2.8 nonfatal workplace injuries or illnesses during the latest reporting year. For most work injuries, victims are compensated for their medical expenses and lost wages through workers’ compensation insurance their…

Illinois’ Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act

When you go to work, you should expect your privacy to be protected. However, understanding your right to privacy in the workplace can be complicated. In the U.S., the right to workplace privacy is largely left up to the state, leading to employee privacy protections that vary widely from place to place. As technology continues…

Union Membership and Fatal Work Injury

Union membership has historically had a positive impact on wages, benefits, and general job security, regardless of industry. But how does it impact workplace safety? By using data gathered from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, we were able to shed some light on the relationship between unionization, right to work laws, and fatal…

How Much Time Do I Have to Report My Work Injury?

The law in Illinois is a 45 day reporting period. You have to report within 45 days. However, many employers – if you don’t report it that day or by the next day – they often will challenge whether or not it occurred at work. In many cases, even if you report it on the…

Work Injuries and Third Party Claims

Jay R. Luchsinger, a partner and personal injury attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s: When can there be a third party claim in a construction case? Well, in a construction injury case under Illinois law, if you’re say working for subcontractor A you are not allowed…