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WORK INJURIES IN ILLINOIS

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If you’re hard at work, in Illinois and you miss time from work because of that, work injury, you’re entitled to lost time benefits called temporary total disability benefits that equates to two-thirds of your wages. If you have more questions on it, feel free to call us the ten.

Is Illinois a No-Fault State?

A handful of states in the country follow no-fault laws that govern auto accidents. In these states, drivers who are involved in a crash and sustain injuries must go through their own car insurance company to claim accident benefits, regardless of which driver was at fault. In these states, drivers can only sue negligent drivers

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ILLINOIS WORKERS’ COPMENSATION SETTLEMENT GUIDE

After a work injury, it’s natural to wonder how much your workers’ compensation claim is worth prior to settling with the insurance company. In Illinois, there is a workers’ compensation settlement guide that is known as the Q-Dex. This book lists many different cases along with the settlement or trial results for each. In no

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WORKERS’ COMPENSATION UPDATE

If you have contracted COVID-19 as part of your work environment, please contact us and we can discuss if your condition falls under the Workers’ Compensation Act. If we can prove that you contracted your virus as part of your work environment, you would be entitled to compensation that would include payment of all medical expenses; lost time benefits while you recovery; and a settlement for any ongoing problems after you recover. 

 

Please note that in Illinois, first responders and essential employees are presumed to have contracted COVID-19 at work.  Missouri recognizes that same presumption but limits it to first responders.  Regardless, if believe that you contracted COVID-19 at work, please contact us immediately so that we can inform you of your rights under the Workers’ Compensation Act.

 

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