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Proposed workers’ compensation changes leave some uncomfortable

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

Although Illinois workers’ compensation benefits already underwent a significant overhaul several years ago, lawmakers are currently considering making even more changes to the system. While those in favor of the proposed changes believe that it will benefit employers by cutting out some of the cost involved with workers’ compensation insurance, opponents have some serious concerns. Continue reading “Proposed workers’ compensation changes leave some uncomfortable”

Family of fatally injured worker may seek workers’ compensation

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Thursday, March 5, 2015.

Even in work environments that might be considered hazardous — such as construction sites or industrial warehouses — employees likely don’t expect to suffer a fatal injury while at work. Sadly, catastrophic accidents at a workplace can result in the death of a worker and might completely derail the lives of surviving family members. Continue reading “Family of fatally injured worker may seek workers’ compensation”

Illinois governor proposes reforms for workers’ compensation

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Thursday, February 19, 2015.

Injured workers across the state of Illinois rely on their benefits from workers’ compensation to take care of themselves and their family as they recover from an on-the-job accident. These benefits are often invaluable those who suffered harm in a workplace accident. Continue reading “Illinois governor proposes reforms for workers’ compensation”

Employee suffers workplace injury; OSHA violations possible

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

Working with any type of machinery can be a potentially risky ordeal. In order to keep the possibility for a serious workplace injury at a minimal, Illinois employers need to keep all work environments maintained, Continue reading “Employee suffers workplace injury; OSHA violations possible”

Explosion causes serious workplace injury for victim

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Monday, October 6, 2014.

Depending on the work environment, employees in Illinois may face various workplace hazards. Employees of a grocery store could be injured by falling merchandise or a slick floor, while construction workers may face dangers from faulty tools or large equipment. Continue reading “Explosion causes serious workplace injury for victim”

Highway wreck results in injured employee

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

Even in situations when a third-party may also be partially liable for an Illinois employee’s injuries, if he or she was injured while on the job, then they are generally still eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. An injured employee from another state was operating a tractor in the grassy center of a highway when he was injured. Continue reading “Highway wreck results in injured employee”

Accident at Waffle House results in at least 1 injured employee

Even when proper safety protocols are otherwise respected, unforeseen events can still pose a serious threat to Illinois employees. There was at least one injured employee when a pickup collided with an out-of-state Waffle House recently. Continue reading “Accident at Waffle House results in at least 1 injured employee”

You can get workers’ compensation benefits after being reinstated

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

When an employee in Illinois is injured while on the job, they may have to deal with lengthy medical treatment, time off from work and even lost wages. When such an accident occurs, workers’ compensation benefits can be utilized to ensure that you are still properly cared for during your recovery time spent away from work. Continue reading “You can get workers’ compensation benefits after being reinstated”

Workplace injury aggravated man’s PTSD

On behalf of of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workplace Injuries on Friday, August 1, 2014.

In 2007, an assistant manager for a grocery store made a work-related phone call to an employee’s home, and soon after things took a sour turn. However, the repetitive trauma he suffered was not from his employee or other routine job duties. Instead, it was from the employee’s spouse. Although perhaps unusual in terms of a workplace injury, Continue reading “Workplace injury aggravated man’s PTSD”

The cost of a workplace injury

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederickof Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Friday, May 16, 2014.

Being injured on the job has many potential personal costs to the individual injured. Typically, the cost can encompass the physical injury, as well as the emotional and financial stress that an Illinois worker may face when dealing with their injuries. Continue reading “The cost of a workplace injury”

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