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Workers’ Comp

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How To Prevent Workplace Injuries

According to OSHA, every year more than 4.1 million people experience an injury or illness at their workplace, and 4,500 lose their lives. Injuries often occur due to overexertion, slips, trips, falls, and contact with equipment. Workplace injuries and illnesses result in employees taking off days meaning lower productivity, medical compensation, and the cost for other legal services. As an employer, it would be in their best interest to do everything they can to minimize the probability of workplace injuries. As an employee, doing your best to remain attentive to your tasks and ensuring that you are not overexerting yourself...

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Most Common Workplace Injuries

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there was a total of 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2018. In 2017 there was a total 104,000,000 production days lost due to nonfatal workplace injuries. Your employer should always do their best in preventing these common workplace injuries from occurring in order to best protect employees. However, that doesn’t always happen. In some jobs such as, transportation, manufacturing, construction, and maintenance, the risk for a workplace injury may be much higher than others. However, that doesn’t mean that if you work a desk job, you can’t become injured at...

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Chicago Workers’ Compensation Explained

workers compensation explained

If you are an employee in Illinois, you need to know about workers’ compensation. An injury at work can wreak havoc on your health, career, and finances. According to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, all employers are required by law to have workers’ compensation insurance, regardless of number of employees. It is put in place to compensate injured employees and help them get back to work as soon as possible. So, what are the types of benefits and what injuries qualify? The worker’s compensation system can get complicated and there are a lot of things you should know as an employee. Keep reading to learn more about your...

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