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The Importance of Reporting Your Work Injury ASAP in Illinois

The Illinois Worker’s Compensation Act provides the necessary protection employees need when they get injured at work, but it has strict rules that workers must follow to get the benefits that they need. Among such restrictions is the amount of time you have to report an injury. Therefore, let’s look at why haste is of […]

More Than a Quarter of Working Adults Have Low Back Pain

Low back pain is a common and often debilitating issue that affects a significant percentage of working adults. It can have a profound impact on their daily lives, productivity and overall well-being. Understanding the factors that contribute to low back pain helps employers and employees take steps to mitigate this common problem. Low back pain […]

6 Trends Leading to Workplace Injuries

Work-related injuries are an ongoing concern in today’s workforce. Understanding recent trends in these injuries is important for both employers and employees to improve workplace safety and reduce the risk of accidents. 1. Increased use of technology The rapid integration of technology into the workplace has created a notable increase in work-related injuries related to […]

Why Is Scaffolding on a Construction Site So Dangerous?

Scaffolding, often considered an essential component of any construction site, can be deceptively perilous. The inherent dangers associated with scaffolding demand meticulous attention and adherence to safety protocols. Knowing more about why scaffolds are such a source of injuries for construction workers is important for anyone climbing up on them. Inadequate installation Scaffolding’s stability hinges […]

Workplace Hernias: Causes, Management and Prevention

Hernias are a common medical condition that can affect Illinois workers. They can pose a significant health concern, particularly for those engaging in physically demanding jobs. Understanding the causes and pursuing proper prevention for workplace hernias is vital for maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. How hernias occur A hernia occurs when an organ […]

Most Common Landscaping Injuries

Thousands of landscapers are hard at work in Illinois on a daily basis, maintaining outdoor spaces in both residential and commercial settings. But there’s a downside to the job – landscaping is an occupation with more than an average share of injuries and even fatalities. Injuries on the job while doing landscaping work can range […]

Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

More than a million people in the United States suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, and about half of them are either unemployed or underemployed. Even when Illinois CFS sufferers are able to find jobs, their condition often prevents them from working for long periods of time. CFS, which used to be called myalgic encephalomyelitis, is […]

A Guide on Workers’ Comp Benefits

Workers’ compensation is insurance that pays benefits to employees who are injured or become ill on the job. This insurance provides Illinois employees financial support while they recover from their injuries and helps cover medical expenses and lost wages. Medical benefits Workers’ compensation provides medical benefits to injured workers, which covers the cost of medical treatment, […]

What Are Common Injuries Suffered by Health Care Workers?

Health care is one of the most rewarding professions in Illinois and elsewhere. It gives you the opportunity to make a real difference by helping people. It’s also very demanding, making it easy for injuries to occur. These are the most commonly suffered injuries among healthcare workers. Overexertion and repetitive motion injuries Nurses and other […]

Preventing Workplace Back Injuries

Working from day to day is painful enough at times. There’s no need to compound the situation by succumbing to avoidable injuries on the job. Regarding workplace accidents in Southern Illinois, prevention is the key to staying healthy and safe. The most common workplace injuries Even if someone isn’t employed in an environment that requires […]