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Report reveals high work injury rates among Amazon workers

All workers deserve a safe workplace. Unfortunately, far too often, employers sacrifice employees’ well-being for profits. The pressure to work fast can increase the risk of work injuries. A coalition of four labor unions analyzed data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and surveyed Amazon workers about workplace safety. The coalition, known as …

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Court denies benefits for worker injured in fall while turning in timecard

Injured workers in Chicago and throughout Illinois have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim if they are hurt or fall ill on the job. A recent case, however, highlights the reality that benefits are not always guaranteed. Having experienced legal representation on your side can increase your chances of getting the financial support …

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OSHA cites Illinois lighting company after worker suffers facial burns

A lighting manufacturer is facing $85,826 in penalties for workplace safety violations after an on-the-job accident caused an employee to sustain serious facial burns. Federal workplace safety officials cited the company for lack of safety measures at its Paris, Illinois, facility. A maintenance technician for North American Lighting Inc. was injured in an explosion of …

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What types of evidence can help after a workplace accident?

When seeking workers’ compensation in Chicago, it is the employee’s responsibility to provide the necessary documents and evidence supporting their benefits claim. Notifying your employer about your work-related injury is the first step to starting a workers’ compensation claim. In Illinois, you must immediately report the workplace accident to your employer, preferably in writing. Your …

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Obtaining workers’ compensation for repetitive stress injuries

Many workplace injuries are the result of a one-time accident like a fall or an equipment mishap. While injuries from such accidents tend to be obvious, there are other on-the-job injuries that can develop over time and may not be visible. Repetitive stress injuries occur when the same movement is performed over and over again …

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OSHA cites Illinois grain facility for multiple safety violations after worker death

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a U.S. Department of Labor agency that is responsible for ensuring that employers follow all workplace safety regulations. When companies fail to provide protective equipment or safety measures, employees can be exposed to the risk of serious accidents such as falls and equipment mishaps. OSHA recently investigated …

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Illinois health care workers are eligible for workers’ compensation for COVID-19

Health care workers and other essential employees are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Naturally, they are concerned about being exposed to the coronavirus and falling ill while on the job. Illinois has addressed these risks by making it easier for certain essential workers who contract COVID-19 to be automatically covered under the state …

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Chicago announces plans to improve workers’ compensation program

Chicago is attempting to overhaul its workers’ compensation program in an effort to improve services for injured workers and to minimize fraud, abuse and waste in the claims administration process. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced major reforms following the findings of an independent audit that identified several problems with the program. According to the audit, the city had …

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Teenage construction worker crushed in fatal workplace accident

Construction workers are vulnerable to workplace accidents due to the nature of their work. It often involves climbing up on scaffolding, using heavy equipment and handling different types of construction material. In a recent case, a 19-year-old construction worker was killed in an industrial accident in Aurora, Illinois. The accident occurred as he was unloading …

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Truck driver sues employer for retaliation over workers’ compensation claim

When employees are injured in a workplace accident, they can file a workers’ compensation claim to obtain financial support. Workers’ compensation benefits cover medical expenses and lost earnings, among other costs. Under Illinois law, it is illegal for employers to retaliate against their employees for pursuing a workers’ compensation claim. In a recent case a …

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