What To Do After an Injury at Work
202112.01
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What To Do After an Injury at Work

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets today’s workplace safety standards, and every employer is required by law to meet these rules. However, sometimes these safety measures fail, resulting in a workplace injury. If this happened to you or someone you know, know you’re not alone. This comprehensive list will provide a step-by-step process…

How and Why You Need to Document Workplace Injuries
202111.19
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How and Why You Need to Document Workplace Injuries

We know how difficult it can be to sustain an injury or illness from a workplace incident. And, it’s okay if you don’t know everything about Workers’ Compensation yet. In fact, many of those injured are unaware of their rights to recover benefits. We’ll walk you through the most important tips to remember when documenting…

Common Workplace Injuries
202110.21
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Common Workplace Injuries

Today’s workspaces are full of safety hazards—and they’re more common than you think. A work injury can be debilitating and lessen one’s quality of life. Getting injured at work can also be an emotional tightrope, as you try to navigate unfamiliar territory. You need to get better, and at the same time, you may feel…

Hurt at Work? Let Us Help
202109.16
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Hurt at Work? Let Us Help

At Black and Jones, we know jobs can be demanding. We also know if you’re hurt at work, you’re not able to provide and pay your monthly expenses. It’s tough enough putting in so many hours with little compensation, but getting hurt at work can also be a life-altering injury. Your job, self-esteem, relationship with…

Attention Firefighters: Expanded Benefits in Illinois
202106.25
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Attention Firefighters: Expanded Benefits in Illinois

Last month the Illinois Legislature amended the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act to expand benefits for firefighters in Illinois by including MRSA infections as being presumed to be caused by workplace exposure. HB 3662 amends 820 ILCS 305/6(f) and awaits Governor Pritzker’s final signature. There is little doubt it will be signed into law. Under this…