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Workers Have Rights When Filing For Workers’ Compensation

Many workers fear that their employment will be terminated if they file a workers’ compensation claim. For this reason, many ignore their injuries and suffer in silence for fear that they will lose their livelihood if they seek treatment.

Workers’ Compensation Changes Won’t Benefit Workers

Injured workers in Illinois are at risk of losing many of the benefits they depend upon to help them recover from work related injuries. As the state enters the fourth month of the current fiscal year without a budget, Governor Rauner continues to push for reforming the state’s workers’ compensation system in the hopes that it will balance the state budget.

Workers’ compensation reform hurts seriously injured workers

In Illinois’, employees who are injured on the job can give up their rights to sue their employer with the assistance of a Chicago workers compensation attorney in exchange for medical, disability and other benefits. However, over the past 10 years, many states in the U.S. have made changes to the workers’ compensation system that negatively impact seriously injured workers.

Illinois workers’ compensation and death benefits

Losing a family member in an accident on the job is a life-changing tragedy. Illinois law provides benefits to help the survivors of accident victims. A Chicago workers’ compensation attorney is aware that these death benefits can help loved ones rebuild their lives after a fatality in the workplace.

When your car accident qualifies for workers’ compensation

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 32,000 Americans are killed in motor vehicle accidents every year. Hundreds of thousands more are seriously injured. Some are disabled for life. Many of these injuries occur while people are commuting to and from work or performing work activities.

How much Illinois workers’ compensation am I entitled to?

According to the latest figures compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 154,000 Americans are hurt at work every year. Office workers, medical professionals, construction workers, law enforcement officers and other employees all face distinctive injury risks.

Strom & Associates Pursues Workers’ Compensation for Armed Robbery Victim

After an armed robbery, a local Chicago firm is attempting to recover workers’ compensation for a victim shot on the job.
RELEASED – May 30, 2014
Strom & Associates is representing the victim of a recent armed robbery that took place in Homewood, Illinois. The victim was working as a clerk in a 7-11, when a person walked into the store and demanded money.

How Much Is a Workers’ Comp Nerve Damage Settlement?

You may need to know the value of a workers’ comp nerve damage settlement if you or a loved one suffered a work-related injury that caused nerve damage. It is hard to determine the actual amount of a workers’ comp nerve damage settlement in Chicago, Illinois, because each case is unique. Consequently, each settlement may vary depending on the specifics of your case.