Category Archives for Workers Compensation

THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, YOUR EMPLOYMENT AND THE EMERGENCY AMENDMENT TO THE ILLINOIS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT

THIS DECISION HAS BEEN RESCINDED In the event you are injured or sickened at work the remedy available to you is contained in the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. Among the elements that must be

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Navigating an Independent Medical Exam Pursuant to Section 12 of The Illinois Workers Compensation Act

Section 12 of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act 820ILCS305/12 provides as follows: “An employee entitled to receive disability payments shall be required, if requested by the employer, to submit

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APPEALING A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ARBITRATION DECISION

In a worker’s compensation case, the initial hearing, where witnesses are questioned and written evidence is submitted by attorneys for the Petitioner and by the Respondent, is handled by the Arbitrator

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Workers’ Compensation Fundamentals: Fatal Cases

Today’s blog will address how the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act compensates surviving family members when a work injury causes the death of an employee. The November and December blogs dealt with

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Worker Compensation Fundamentals: Permanent Injury

In our last blog we discussed the three benefits available under the Worker Compensation Act: payment of medical bills, temporary total disability payments, and permanency awards. In this edition we cover

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Workers’ Compensation Fundamentals

Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees who are injured or become ill “in the course and scope” of their job. The Workers’

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