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…

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…

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…

Does My Injury Report Have to be in Writing?

It does not have to be in writing. The purpose of reporting an injury is so that your employer can look into it.