What do I do if my employer refuses to pay my bill?

Illinois law requires employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance for employees. Workers’ comp provides for the medical and rehabilitative expenses for workers who are injured on the job. If you were injured at work and the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) awards you benefits, your employer is required to pay them. Unfortunately, not all employers…

What are the most common OSHA violations?

OSHA is set up to protect employees, but in an effort to be more efficient, many people ignore the rules. These common OSHA violations could put people at safety and health risks.  If a company fails to train or enforce OSHA safety standards, it could be held liable for any accidents that occur on the…

What Benefits Am I Entitled to Under Workers’ Compensation?

  What benefits am I entitled to under workers compensation? Answered by Chicago workers’ compensation attorney – Tyler D. Berberich The basic benefits that you are entitled to are: payment for your time off work at two-thirds of your average weekly wage; payment of your medical bills that are related to your work injury; and…

How Is A Workers’ Compensation Settlement Calculated?

Anytime a person goes to work, they expect that they will be protected in the event they sustain an injury. After all, that is what the workers’ compensation system is for, right? Unfortunately, securing workers’ compensation payments can be complicated, particularly if there are any problems with the insurance carrier or the employer. Here, we…

What Types Of Injuries Can You File A Workers Compensation Claim For?

Nobody wants to think about getting hurt when they go to work. Unfortunately, there are times when work injuries do occur. Data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows us that approximately 2.8 million Americans sustained nonfatal work injuries or illnesses last year. That number is almost identical to the year prior. Thankfully,…

Can You Get Workers’ Comp for a Repetitive Stress Injury?

Workplace injuries can lead to significant setbacks for a victim. Not only do work injuries cause significant pain and suffering, but they can lead to lost income and a loss of future earnings. Repetitive stress injuries are not uncommon, though insurance carriers and employers often push back when it comes to paying compensation for these…

What is a Third-Party Work Injury Claim?

Sustaining an on the job injury can be detrimental for a victim. Workplace injuries can lead to significant pain and suffering for a victim as well as tremendous expenses such as lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and out-of-pocket household losses. Usually, injured workers are only able to recover compensation afforded to them through the workers’ comp…

What is Permanent Total Disability Benefits in Workers’ Comp?

No one should ever have to worry about sustaining a severe injury when they are on the job. However, work injuries are not uncommon in Illinois. When a worker sustains a significant injury, they should be entitled to receive some form of disability benefits through the Illinois workers’ compensation system. In some cases, this means…

What Injuries are Covered Under Workers’ Compensation in Illinois?

Sustaining a workplace injury can be detrimental to a victim. Not only does a work injury victim have to deal with incoming medical expenses, but they may not be able to work and earn an income to support themselves or their family. There are various types of traumatic injuries and illnesses covered under the Illinois…

How Long Does Workers’ Comp Last In Illinois?

If you or somebody you love has sustained an injury at work, you should be able to rely on receiving workers’ compensation coverage in Illinois. Workers’ compensation insurance is a “no-fault” system, meaning that a person can receive coverage regardless of who was at fault for the injury. These benefits are an important lifeline for…