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Proving Occupational Diseases in Illinois Workers Compensation Cases

Proving a disease claim under the Illinois Occupational Diseases Act is often difficult because it may be hard to show that the disease was caused by the person’s working environment. Identifying the disease and tracing it back to the person’s job may require a thorough analysis of his or her medical records.

Will Zika Virus Cause an Epidemic of Workers Compensation Cases?

Workers in the U.S. are at risk of contracting Zika virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On November 16, 2016, the CDC reported that there were 4,255 known cases of Zika virus in the United States. About 4,115 of those cases were travel-associated, 139 were mosquito-borne, and one was acquired in a laboratory.

Make Sure Your Workers Compensation Claim Goes Smoothly

Workers compensation insurance companies will often look for any possible reason to deny or reduce the compensation an injured worker receives. While injured workers in Illinois are entitled to receive benefits for the damages they have suffered in a work-related injury, a wrong move by the victim can have a significant outcome on a workers compensation claim.

Workers compensation: Where does opting out leave employees?

Until workers’ compensation, an employee injured on the job could only sue their employer for recourse. This was a costly process, for employer and employee, and often didn’t produce anything for the employee. Some European countries adopted legislation to protect employees who were injured while at work.

What Is the Average Workers’ Compensation Settlement for a Herniated Disc?

The calculation of a workers’ compensation settlement for a herniated disc injury can be complex, and may require the input of medical professionals, vocational rehabilitation specialists, and other experts. An Illinois workers’ compensation attorney can help answer question such as: “does workers’ comp apply before and after work?” A workers’ comp attorney can also ensure your rights are protected and that you receive a fair settlement.

How to Hire the Best Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Before you hire a workers’ compensation attorney, make sure there is a mutual understanding and that the attorney and his or her employees treat you with respect by being courteous, polite, accommodating, and proactive. Workers’ comp cases can be lengthy and stressful when you’re waiting to find out if your claim was approved or denied by IWCC.

Case Studies: Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation Case Studies Mr. Strom is an experienced Chicago workers’ compensation attorney who fights for injured workers! Even when all facts in a case