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In Illinois, employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance for employees. When an employee gets injured in Illinois while on the job, they can recover workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation insurance can help injured employees pay their medical bills and replace most of their lost wages. However, after suffering an injury, you need… Read More »
In Illinois, virtually all employers are required to have workers’ compensation. After a work-related accident occurs, an employer is required to compensate an employee for medical bills and lost wages. However, if you were injured while on the job, and the accident was your fault, can you still recover workers’ compensation benefits? Workers’ Compensation… Read More »
There are many costs associated with a personal injury, both personally and financially. An accident, whether it be a dog bite, motor vehicle incident or slip and fall often has a tremendous negative impact on your quality of life. Fortunately, if a person, company or government entity is in any way responsible for your… Read More »
A client seeking representation for a workers’ compensation injury often has a long list of questions for a potential attorney. Do I really need a lawyer to represent me in my case? How long will it take to see resolution? And above all, what kind of compensation can I expect to receive as a… Read More »
According To The Workers’ Compensation Commission, Not Everyone Who Gets A 1099 Is An Independent Contractor
The percentage of employees who get health insurance benefits and the other legal protections afforded to full-time employees is getting smaller and smaller, even as Americans work more and more hours per week. One of the strategies employers use to reduce costs is to classify as many workers as possible as independent contractors, even… Read More »
When you look out the window of an airplane as it is ready to take off, you see members of the tarmac fleet in their brightly colored vests, loading and moving baggage carts and otherwise skillfully staying out of the way of the enormous airplanes. Tarmac workers make their jobs look easy, but working… Read More »
If you have bought anything from a store or had any purchases delivered to your home, you can thank a truck driver. Driving a truck requires skill and constant attention to the truck and the road, but even the most cautious drivers who manage to avoid accidents are still vulnerable to work injuries. Anyone… Read More »
How Many Job Applications Have To Get Rejected Before Workers’ Compensation Is Convinced That You Are Unemployable?
Getting your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance to pay for the treatment of your work-related injuries is the easy part. Sometimes the biggest disputes arise when injured workers and their employers disagree about the worker’s capacity for work after the injury after the worker reaches maximum medical improvement. Some work injuries permanently affect one or… Read More »
Will Workers’ Compensation Pay For Treatment Of Your Work Injury Even If Your Employer Pays You On A 1099 Basis?
Misclassification of employees is a serious issue in employment law. Employers avoid formally hiring workers as employees, because then they become responsible for payroll taxes, Social Security, and Medicare for those workers, to say nothing of overtime pay and health insurance benefits. Whenever possible, employers will call you an independent contractor and hand you… Read More »
Workers’ compensation benefits must make accommodations for workers whose injuries are so severe that they will never again be able to perform the physically demanding jobs they were doing when they got injured. When the worker is able to do sedentary or light duty work, workers’ comp will provide vocational counseling and, if appropriate,… Read More »