Does workers’ comp cover out-of-state injuries?

If you work for your employer in another state, you may worry about how you will cover your expenses if you get injured in a work-related accident. It may sometimes be unclear whether worker’s comp will cover your out-of-state injury. Fortunately, with the legal guidance and advice of a highly experienced Chicago workers’ compensation attorney…

What is the Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act?

The Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act 2024 (PLFAW Act) is a significant piece of legislation designed to ensure that employees across the state have access to paid leave for various personal needs. This Paid Leave for All Workers Act frequently asked questions page aims to provide comprehensive information about the Act and how…

How long after a workers’ comp settlement do I get paid?

A workers’ compensation claim often results in a settlement, paid to you once it is approved. However, you may ask, “How long after workers’ comp settlement do I get paid?” Numerous factors play a role in this, but in general, you should receive compensation within 7 to 14 days of the agreement being reached. If…

Do I have to use sick time for workers’ comp?

When you are hurt in the scope of your employment, you can usually turn to the workers’ compensation insurance provided by your company. Unfortunately, some people try to rely on sick time or paid time off (PTO) alone. While PTO can be used when needed during this time, it can hurt your workers’ compensation claim…

Can I be fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim?

You may believe you have grounds for a workers’ compensation claim when you are injured at work, but the details may be difficult to navigate. Your workers’ compensation benefits can provide needed support as you navigate your recovery following a work accident. However, you may need help getting your compensation, including problems with your employer….

What is malingering?

Workers injured on the job typically collect workers’ compensation benefits to cover their medical costs and replace a portion of their wages as they are off work recovering. Sometimes, employers or insurance companies accuse injured workers of “malingering.” A Chicago workers’ compensation attorney from Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates can help if you have been accused…

What are the most common winter work injuries?

Snowy weather, wind gusts, and long-term freezes can put Chicago workers at risk of injury. Depending on the industry, workers experience winter hazards like ice-covered sidewalks, streets, roads, or below-freezing temperatures in different ways, but the weather can hurt any worker. If winter work injuries disrupt your life, contact a Chicago workers’ compensation attorney from…

How long can you be on workers’ comp?

You are struggling to recover from your work-related injury, and you are just unsure if the money you are receiving now will run out. How long can you be on workers’ comp? While several factors play a role in this, it is important to consider meeting with our legal team to discuss your case now….

What is maximum medical improvement? What does it mean for my case?

Maximum medical improvement (MMI) means an individual has reached a point when further recovery or a positive progression in health is no longer expected. This determination can be significant in workers’ compensation benefits moving forward. Receiving fair compensation from workers’ compensation insurance companies can be challenging, leading to a lapse in treatment and inadequate care….

Workers’ comp vs. personal injury: What’s the difference?

Being injured at work means you need to get better quickly to return to your job, and you need financial relief from your medical bills. You have different options for seeking this compensation depending on how you were hurt and who is at fault. Workers’ compensation insurance provides payments for your recovery. However, when a…