The Most Common Mistake of Injured Workers

I have a suspicion about the most common mistake people make after they have Illinois work injuries:  They don’t even get one single free consultation with an attorney. That’s right.  The reason I cannot prove it is because I believe these people never call me.  The...

Are You a Loaned and Borrowed Employee?

The Illinois Worker’s Compensation Act provides, under section 1(a)4, that employers may borrow or loan employees.  Most of the companies that engage in this practice operate as staffing companies, or temp services.  Some are labor companies, where employees are...

Wage Differential Benefits

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act provides some flexibility in terms of the benefits available to compensate an employee for her/his permanent disability.  One of these options is referred to as wage differential benefits.  An injured worker qualifies for these...

Illinois House Bill 1278

This bill has been recently amended. In essence, the amendments seek to hold the insurance industry’s feet to the fire with regard to excess profits not being passed on to policyholders. A synopsis of this bill’s latest amendment follows: Amends the Illinois...

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Basic Information

The Illinois Worker’s Compensation Commission website is at IWCC.IL.gov. On the website, you will find in a menu, down the left side, that there is a handbook on Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Diseases. It’s in three different languages: English, Spanish and...
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