March 2013

Funeral arrangements set for Illinois State Police trooper – Breaking News – Springfield, IL – The State Journal-Register.

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Very sad story. At least the second officer killed in a crash this year. Extremely dangerous job. Prayers for his family and friends.


Mental Stress claims in Illinois are one of the toughest types of cases to win.

Basically the case law provides that you cannot win your case if it involves job related mental stress or pressure which results in depression, anxiety or other mental illness symptoms.

For instance, a school teacher who is subject to great pressure because of unruly students and is harassed by administrators will most likely not win a case for resulting mental exhaustion or break down.

However, if there is a sudden shocking event such as witnessing a co-worker’s death or gruesome injury, then your resulting mental trauma may be considered Workers’ Compensation.

Another example is if you are assaulted at work or suffer a physical injury at work that also causes depression or panic attacks, then this may also be considered compensable.

The key to these type of cases is to get medical treatment as soon as possible after the injury or attack. This is includes mental health treatment and treatment for the physical injury.

The damages are going to be based on the severity of the symptoms and the treatment you receive.

Questions about your work injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Ads for motorized scooters facing scrutiny from government, doctors – Breaking News – Springfield, IL – The State Journal-Register.

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Difficult to believe that doctors can be pressured into prescribing something they do not believe in.

Ohio: Appellate Court Distinguishes Case from Earlier Moorehead Decision: No Loss of Use of Trucker’s Legs Where He May Have Survived Wreck for Brief Period of Time | the workcomp writer.

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Rather morbid. If you are going to die, please linger for a while and then your family may be able to get death benefits and additional payments for other damaged body parts.

2013 – 03/26/2013 – US Labor Department's OSHA cites Newburgh, NY, medical practice for inadequate worker safeguards against bloodborne pathogen hazards.

Frightening findings. Allowing needle disposal containers to overflow and recaping contaminated needles. CompNewsNetwork – WA Language Interpreter Gets Jail Time, Must Pay $34,000 For Overcharging State.

What is the world coming to when an interpreter is running a scam. I thought only doctors did this.

Restaurant workers sue over blast near KC's Plaza : News.

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