» WORKERS' COMPENSATION

Hurt on the job while hooping? Might be a Workers Comp case.

Great decision out of the First District Appellate Court last year on an interesting Workers Comp issue.  In Calumet Sch. Dist #132 v Ill. Workers’ Comp. Comm,  Jonathan Jordan[ironic this guy was named Jordan]  was a science teacher at Calumet Middle School.  Teachers at that that school were expected to attend and participate in afterschool activ… Read More
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Chicago Bears pushing Illinois Senate Bill that dramatically cuts players WC benefits.

  There were some fireworks a week or so ago when the President of the NFL Players Association[“NFLPA”]DeMaurice Smith went after the Chicago Bears for the club’s support of Senate Bill 12 SA #2.  The bill would have a huge impact on Workers’ Comp benefits paid out to injured athletes.  12 SA #2  is sponsored by Christine Radog… Read More
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Employees hurt at work - beware the FMLA designation.

The Family and Medical Leave Act[“FMLA”]is terrific legislation – and provides that under certain circumstances, an employee can take up to 12 weeks off per year[unpaid] without the threat of job loss. But when a worker gets hurt at work, sometimes employers use FMLA as a sword instead of a shield. I see this quite a bit – an employee g… Read More
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RECOVERY FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL INJURY UNDER ILLINOIS WORKMENS' COMPENSATION ACT

Illinios workers seeking to recover for non-traumatically induced mental disease have significant evidentiary obstacles to overcome. In order to prevail, the worker must show: 1) the mental disorder arose in a situation of greater dimensions that day to day emotional strain and tension present in every workplace; 2) the mental condition must exist in reality,… Read More
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