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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”

Guidance often needed for workers’ compensation benefits

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Friday, March 13, 2015.

Employees who have suffered a serious or disabling injury while at work are typically entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. However, filing for benefits after being injured on the job requires a certain attention to detail and timelines. Continue reading “Guidance often needed for workers’ compensation benefits”

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”

Left disabled from a workplace injury? You deserve benefits

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Thursday, January 1, 2015.

Whether minor or catastrophic, accidents in the workplace can have an absolutely devastating affect on employees. In some instances, a workplace injury may be so severe that a person may become permanently disabled and unable to work. Continue reading “Left disabled from a workplace injury? You deserve benefits”

Seeking workers’ compensation death benefits shouldn’t be hard

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Monday, November 17, 2014.

There is little if anything that can help ease the pain and grief of losing a loved one. Particularly when a family loses a breadwinner, the grieving process may be overshadowed by financial troubles and struggling simply to meet daily expenses, much less handle costly funeral expenses. Continue reading “Seeking workers’ compensation death benefits shouldn’t be hard”

I’m receiving workers’ compensation, can I sue my employer?

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Saturday, October 25, 2014.

Emotions can run high following a serious workplace accident, and worsening financial stability is an unfortunate repercussion that many injured Illinois employees suffer through. Fortunately, Illinois employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance. Continue reading “I’m receiving workers’ compensation, can I sue my employer?”

We fight to appeal denied workers’ compensation benefits

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Friday, October 24, 2014.

Even with America’s recent recession in the rear view mirror, living paycheck to paycheck is still a reality for many workers in Illinois. When anything interrupts an individual’s ability to work, even for a brief time period, it can become impossible to stay up to date on bill payments, much less be able to meet daily needs. Continue reading “We fight to appeal denied workers’ compensation benefits”

My boss is denying my workers’ compensation, what should I do?

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Sunday, September 28, 2014.

Contractors in Illinois may be vital on a variety of projects. From working in construction to helping set up computer networks, some companies possibly wouldn’t be able to thrive without independent contractors. However, independent contractors are not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if injured. Continue reading “My boss is denying my workers’ compensation, what should I do?”

Fighting for workers’ compensation benefits crucial to recovery

On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Workers’ Compensation on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

If you have been injured while on the job, you undoubtedly understand the vast physical, emotional and financial burden that it can place on a person. Workers’ compensation benefits are intended to help Illinois workers who are unable to return to work or who have lost a significant amount of earning power in a workplace accident. Continue reading “Fighting for workers’ compensation benefits crucial to recovery”

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