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5 workers' compensation facts for factory workers

You work hard at the factory every single day to provide your wife and young children with the things they need and some of the things they want. Living paycheck-to-paycheck isn't easy but it is the reality of life right now. Suddenly, you get hurt at work. You were being as safe as you could, but the accident happened anyway. Where do you go from here? You can file for workers' compensation and knowing these points can help you determine what is likely to happen.

Study looks into workers' compensation costs in Illinois

Working for a living can be tough. Professionals in any field can face injuries. Those who are injured on the job are generally entitled to compensation to help cover the costs associated with the injury. These costs can vary, but often include medical bills, prescriptions, physical therapy and other rehabilitative costs as well as lost wages. Compensation to cover these costs is generally available through the workers' compensation system.

Illinois workers' compensation may be of use to surviving family

An Illinois mine that employs about 460 people shut down recently after a tragic accident. The fatal accident happened to a young worker at the facility as he worked on machinery. Now, his family is left to mourn and to consider whether filing a claim with the state workers' compensation program could help them recover the economic losses that they have suffered as a result of this incident.

Illinois workers' compensation may be of use to surviving family

An Illinois mine that employs about 460 people shut down recently after a tragic accident. The fatal accident happened to a young worker at the facility as he worked on machinery. Now, his family is left to mourn and to consider whether filing a claim with the state workers' compensation program could help them recover the economic losses that they have suffered as a result of this incident.

Illinois employee may need workers' compensation after accident

Workers' compensation insurance is intended to assist workers who are injured or become ill on the job. When an employee in Illinois finds that they have suffered a significant injury, they often seek workers' compensation benefits to help them make ends meet. These benefit payments can be used to pay for basic needs such as food and housing.

Illinois worker killed, survivors may seek workers' compensation

Workers' compensation laws exist in Illinois for the benefit of workers who have been injured or killed on the job in our state. Recently one man died as he worked on a road construction project in a local city. The man was reportedly run over by a bulldozer while on the job site. Pending the results of the ongoing investigation, his survivors may be able to make a claim to our state's workers' compensation board.

Cashier awarded workers' comp after vehicle plows through window

Residents in Southern Illinois may know that some jobs are especially risky and thus more liable to result in injuries requiring a workers' compensation claim. But the truth is that virtually every occupation involves certain situations that pose the risk of workplace injury.

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