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Asbestos Exposure at Illinois Caterpillar Plants: What You Need to Know

Illinois has one of the highest asbestos-related death rates in the country. It has recently been reported that workers in the Caterpillar plants located in Illinois may have been exposed to asbestos. Since 1925, Caterpillar has become the world's leading...

How You Can Help Fight the Impending SIRVA Rule Change

UPDATE AS OF 04/05/2021: The Department of Health and Human Services is in the processing of withdrawing the SIRVA rule change. Read this blog to learn more: If you believe you have a shoulder injury as a result of a...

IL Workers’ Compensation Commission Closes for In-Person Hearings

Effective November 23, 2020, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) has canceled all in-person hearings through December 31, 2020. The IWCC will remain operational on an Emergency basis. What does this mean for my case? The IWCC has five total...

The Nuclear Trucking Verdict Fallacy

Earlier this year, the American Transportation Research Institute released a study about large trucking verdicts and their impact on the industry. The article discusses what has become an insurance and trucking industry buzzword: “nuclear verdicts.” So-called nuclear verdicts are defined...

The Coronavirus Vaccine Should be Covered by the VICP

As we get closer to a vaccine for COVID-19, questions about its efficacy and safety have grown louder. Any vaccine that is mass-produced usually undergoes a long process to ensure its safety for the public. Instead, vaccine manufacturers and pharmaceutical...

Why Getting the Flu Shot is More Important than Ever this Year

It is more important than ever to get the influenza vaccine this year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are strongly encouraging everyone 6 months and older to get the flu vaccine, especially this year, because of the...

Illinois Supreme Court Provides Big Win for Working Families

On September 24, 2020, the Illinois Supreme Court issued a decision that provides relief for working families in the State of Illinois, whose loved ones or sole-providers have been injured on the job and have been denied benefits. In the...

Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Settlement Hits Roadblock

In June, Bayer – the agrochemical company that produces Roundup weedkiller – agreed to terms that would settle a large portion of the pending claims against Monsanto. Bayer had purchased Monsanto, Roundup’s original producer, in 2018. The terms call for...

If I get hurt at work, what benefits am I entitled to under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act?

If you're injured on the job and notify your employer within 45 days, you may be entitled to the following benefits such as medical treatment, TTD, vocational training, and more under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act. Keep reading to learn...

How long do I have to file a workers’ compensation claim in Illinois?

You must report your work injury to your boss within 45 days in Illinois. Generally, if you're injured on the job, you must file a claim for benefits under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act within three years of the date...