November 2013

Giving thanks can lift us beyond the moment and above our troubles.

Have a Great Thanksgiving!


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Difficult to believe but many workers’ compensation insurance companies do not treat injured workers fairly or with courtesy.

Faulty gasket causes ammonia leak at Fairmont City warehouse | Metro-east news | News Democrat.

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Example of chemical exposure that could have easily led to serious situation and workers’ compensation injuries.

Teen girl charged with macing CTA bus driver –

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Yes, intentional attacks are considered compensable under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation law.

There are some Illinois Workers' Compensation tips that are basic, straight forward, and will really help your case.

One of the most important things you can do is fill out an accident report as soon as possible after the injury. Give this to the supervisor and make a copy for yourself.

After this you should see your doctor right away. Take a copy of your accident report with you, and tell your doctor how you were injured and what body parts were injured.

These simple steps will insure that there is no question about that you were injured at work, how were injured, and what body parts were injured.

The doctor will also have a clear idea about how your conditions are related to your work injury.

This will make it clear to the Workers' Compensation insurance company that you have a strong case and your medical bills should be paid, your time off work should be paid, and that you are entitled to a settlement.

Of course if you do not complete an accident report you can still win your case with witnesses or a strong statement of accident given at the hospital, but why make things difficult on your self?

Questions about your work injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Workers' Compensation Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371. CompNewsNetwork – PENNSYLVANIA COMMONWEALTH COURT FINDS LAST EMPLOYER NOT LIABLE FOR ALLEGED CUMMULATIVE TRAUMA WORK INJURY.

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This is a problem Union workers face at times because of different employers. It is difficult to determine who is actually responsible for the injury.

BELLEVILLE: Belleville mayor's wife chases car burglar who steals her purse | Top Stories | News Democrat.

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Raises an interesting question. What if she would have been injured while chasing the robber? Would she be able to claim a Workers’ Compensation injury? She was certainly furthering the interests of her business in trying to catch the robber. Assuming she was loading flowers into her van, it was not just on her own time. However, she was not required to catch the thief. What do you think?

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