First Responders Injured Off The Clock
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First Responders Injured Off The Clock

Are our first responders entitled to workers’ compensation benefits when they are injured while providing help in their official capacity while off the clock? Yes. In a recent case before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, a police officer had to fight to get benefits paid to him for an injury that took place when he…

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Safety Violations and injuries

What happens when your work injury was caused by your employer not complying with health and safety standards? Sometimes injuries happen even when you and your employer are following every safety standard. Unfortunately, when a business is allowing employees to work in an environment or around equipment that is blatantly unsafe, injuries not only are…

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Rights of Undocumented Injured Workers

Undocumented workers’ who suffer an injury arising out of and in the course of employment have the rights afforded by the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, with a few exceptions.  Undocumented workers’ who are injured on the job are entitled to have all reasonable and necessary medical expenses paid.  When the undocumented injured worker is temporarily…

201606.17
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Summer

When summertime rolls around, we all want to escape the confines of our homes and immerse ourselves in the sun and fresh air. Cookouts, outdoor sports, swimming, or even just a relaxing stroll at dusk are just a few of the benefits of warmer weather. Kids want to throw baseballs and ride bikes with their…

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It is just what we do

Often people come to Black & Jones Attorneys at Law after the insurance company has stopped paying for medical care and/or weekly benefits. The individuals are confused because everything the insurance company asked of them they did. They cooperated with the insurance company expecting the same treatment in return; not realizing the insurance company was…