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Illinois Bill Introduced to Amend Workers’ Compensation for Firefighters

By Harvey L. Walner |

A new bill introduced to the Illinois Senate earlier this month would amend the current Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act to begin compensation almost immediately for firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and paramedics seriously injured while on the job. S.B. 1219 was introduced by Sen. Neil Anderson of Moline. Under the proposed bill, the current Workers’… Read More »

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Workers Compensation Lawyer Chicago

By Harvey L. Walner |

When a worker suffers a serious injury on the job, they deserve compensation for the costs of that injury. The most immediate costs typically include medical treatment (including doctor visits, tests, procedures, medications, etc.) and lost income. However, in many cases, expenses go well beyond medical bills and lost wages. A workplace injury can… Read More »

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Do You Have A Case For Worker’s Compensation?

By Harvey L. Walner |

If you have been injured or contracted an illness due to your job, you may be eligible for worker’s compensation. As soon as the incident has occurred, you must report your injury to your employer as soon as possible. If you do not report it you could lose your ability to get worker’s compensation…. Read More »

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Worker’s Compensation or Personal Injury Lawsuit? Which to Pursue and Their Benefits

By Harvey L. Walner |

People get injured at work every day and while hopefully it never happens to you, it’s good to know the steps to take afterwards should you ever fall victim while on the job. The two most common actions after being injured at work are to file a worker’s compensation claim or a personal injury… Read More »

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Worker’s Compensation: 3 Things to Know

By Harvey L. Walner |

Whether you slice off your finger working on-site, fall off your chair at your desk and crack your skull, or develop an illness because of your job, workers’ compensation is supposed to cover your medical costs and pay you for any days of work you miss. To be able to receive workers’ compensation, you… Read More »

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What Expenses Can Workers’ Compensation Cover?

By Harvey L. Walner |

Many victims of workplace injuries in Illinois don’t know exactly how much workers’ compensation can do for them. Fortunately, our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers understand the law and know how to pursue every benefit to which you’re entitled. The state’s workers’ compensation law is designed to provide you with money you need at an… Read More »

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Why Do I Need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

By Harvey L. Walner |

In the aftermath of a workplace accident, you might find yourself thinking that you can navigate the Illinois’ workers’ compensation system quite easily. However, it’s vital that you have our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers on your side as you pursue your benefits. The state’s workers’ comp system is designed to protect you and your… Read More »

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Who is Covered By Workers’ Compensation in Illinois?

By Harvey L. Walner |

Under Illinois’ Workers’ Compensation Act, most employers with payrolls over $1,000 must carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover all employees. This is to ensure that injured employees are not left high and dry after a workplace accident. The definition of “employee” is often a matter of dispute, and employers often categorize certain employees as… Read More »

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Can I Be Fired for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By Harvey L. Walner |

Under Illinois’ workers’ compensation law, your employer cannot retaliate against you after you file a workers’ comp claim. This means you cannot be fired or demoted. It means you cannot be have your pay cut or your hours slashed. It means you should be safe to file for the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve… Read More »

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Do I Need a Lawyer for My Illinois Workers Comp Claim?

By Harvey L. Walner |

You are not required to have the help of a lawyer when filing for Workers’ Compensation, but you may need a lawyer’s help to collect the benefits you are entitled to. Each case is unique. The more serious your injuries, the more likely it is that you will need an attorney. Other factors, such… Read More »

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What You Should Know Before Filing for Workers’ Compensation

By Harvey L. Walner |

Workers’ Compensation is a government program created to provide benefits to those injured on the job or made ill due to the workplace. Filing for Workers’ Compensation is no easy task. There is a great deal of paperwork and deadlines must be met. If there is one error in the forms you fill out… Read More »

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