April 2013


Police: Driver on cellphone hits IDOT truck on I-255, injures worker | Metro-east news | News Democrat.

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You can see why this is one of most dangerous jobs out there.

Top 5 workplace injury causes make up 72% of direct workers comp costs: Analysis | Business Insurance.

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Do you fit into any of these categories?

Survey: Only 54% of occupational injuries covered by workers' comp – Safety News Alert.

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Why do people fail to file their work injury claim? Any response from those with experience? Afraid of being fired? Employer told you not file?

2013 – 04/23/2013 – US Labor Department orders Metra to pay back wages to employee whose position was terminated after he filed safety complaint.

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Important ruling. An employer does not have the right to retaliate against employees who report safety issues.

One of the most frustrating parts of Workers’ Compensation is when the insurance company cuts off your Work Comp check.

The off work payments are called temporary total disability payments or TTD.

There are some legitimate reasons for ending TTD payments.

These include your doctor releasing you to return to work, or if find another job, or the insurance company doctor may say you can return to work.

But what if there is no legitimate reason given for stopping your TTD payments.

The Workers’ Compensation insurance company is not supposed to stop paying you without reason, however it does happen.

The problem is that getting your payments restarted takes some time and will cause you some discomfort and pain.

The reason that it takes time is that you will need your doctor to testify that you are off work due to your work injury and cannot return yet, and that the insurance company doctor is wrong.

It usually takes several months for the doctor to be available to testify.

So the insurance company can do what they want to since they hold the purse strings.

However, they will have to pay in the end if they are wrong in cutting off TTD payments.

These payments may include penalties for wrongful action in stopping your TTD.

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

Georgia trucker indicted in Illinois trooper death | News-Gazette.com.

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Sounds like a Scott’s law violation.

WorkersCompensation.com CompNewsNetwork – Properly Plan Layoffs To Control Workers Comp Costs.

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Pay close attention to the advice. This is how insurance companies think. They want to reduce the amount of money being paid out. No matter whether the claim is legitimate or not.

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