Stress and Workers’ Compensation

 Stress is increasingly being recognized as a justifiable injury for the purpose of workers’ compensation benefits.  It isn’t as straight-forward to claim such an injury as a physical one, but states are beginning to allow for stress to be a legitimate work-related injury deserving of injury compensation. Each state has its own workers’ compensation commission. …

Workers’ Compensation in the Oil and Gas Industry

 Work in the oil and gas industry has exploded in recent years due to the introduction of fracking. This process has allowed for more efficient extraction of oil and gas. Unfortunately, the efficiency may come at a cost to the employees. With the increase in fracking has also come a corresponding increase in the amount…

Take Home Diseases

 Workers working around chemicals can bring home a lot of problems to their families. Besides having a heck of a laundry load or dry cleaning bills, such workers can bring home work-related diseases to their loved ones. Although it can happen whenever chemicals or residue is present on a worker, the most common lawsuits have…

Notice to Employers for Workers’ Compensation

 When an employee is injured in an accident at work they can receive compensation if they file a claim through their state’s workers’ compensation system. Every state has different rules and procedures for filing a claim so it is best to consult a local attorney for advice. Generally, employers need to post a notice to…

Disability in Workers’ Compensation

 Workers’ compensation is a system designed to compensate employees who are injured at work. In Illinois, there are three main benefits provided to workers’ compensation claimants: The first benefit is to have complete payment of any work accident-related medical bills. There should not be any medical co-pays needed for these expenses. The medical bills must…