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

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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…

How To Apply For Social Security Disability
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How To Apply For Social Security Disability

When a medical condition causes problems, earning a living can become a difficult task. The Social Security Disability (SSD) system was created to provide support to those who struggle with working due to a disability. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a social insurance program under which workers earn coverage for benefits by working and…

Black & Jones Is Ready to Fight for You!
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Black & Jones Is Ready to Fight for You!

I recently met with a potential client who said to me that her current attorney “…just doesn’t seem to want to fight for me. It’s like he isn’t on my side.” This is a common concern I hear from new clients. When you get hurt at work, you want an attorney who will be on…

Everyday Bodily Movements Can Cause Work Related Injuries
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Everyday Bodily Movements Can Cause Work Related Injuries

Everyday Bodily Movements Can Cause Work Related Injuries McAllister v IWCC In September of 2020, the Illinois Supreme Court issued a decision in McAllister v IWCC (2020 IL 124848; 2020 Ill. LEXIS 561), which settled a lengthy dispute between employers and employees about what “everyday activities” are considered work-related injuries.  Have you ever had an…