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…

Third-Party Claims in Workers’ Compensation

 Workers’ compensation is designed to reduce the costs of employees to obtain recovery for injuries when they are injured on the job. Each state has its own workers’ compensation program.  The level of participation varies, but in Illinois almost every type of employee is covered.  Even with this system of compensation for injuries, some accidents…

Construction Accidents

 On January 12, 2015 a man was killed in a construction accident in Edwardsville, IL.  Apparently a crane that he was working near collapsed on top of him. As unbelievable as this sounds, injuries like these are not unusual in construction workplaces.  Fortunately, the state of Illinois and organizations like OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health…