Articles Posted in Workers’ Compensation

The Winter weather season in Illinois and across the country raises the danger level for employees on the job.

Besides, the usual dangers, they now need to worry about a workplace slip that happens in poor weather conditions, whether on sidewalks or in parking lots.

Regardless of whether anyone can be held liable, an injured employee may receive financial compensation depending on when the injury happened without needing to prove liability.

If you are ever involved in a car accident or truck accident, then you may not know that it could be covered by workers compensation and allow you access to workers compensation benefits.

Access to workers compensation benefits is important because it could provide relief for the true cost of any car accident including medical expenses, property damage, personal injury, lost wages, and related losses.

However, before you try to seek damages in a workers compensation claim after a car accident, it is important to figure out if your case will be viable in the first place.

Did you get injured in a work-related accident or lose a loved one through a wrongful death caused by another’s negligence? Are you waiting for your workers’ compensation benefits payments to begin?

At Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, our personal injury attorneys represent injured workers to ensure they receive maximum workers’ compensation benefits and other monetary recovery opportunities when possible.

Call our workers’ compensation lawyers at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone number) or use the contact form today to schedule an initial consultation.

Forlikft Truck Accident InjuriesForklift accidents are one of the more common possible violations reported to OSHA. This is in part because everyone working in the vicinity of the forklift may be in danger. In fact, the lesson that we learn from reviewing Occupational Safety and Health Administration accident investigation reports is of the wide variety of injuries that are suffered in this type of accident.

Both the forklift operator and their co-workers may be in jeopardy when these types of powered industrial trucks are being operated.

Department of Labor Forklift Accident Data

Workers' Comp Claims for Overuse InjuriesIn Illinois, workers’ compensations do not have to involve work accidents. Any type of work injury can result in compensation so long as you can prove that it happened on the job. This could include injuries from repetitive motion that you perform on the job.

Thus, not only can factory workers and construction laborers receive workers’ compensation, when they are injured while working but office workers may be eligible for it too.

The Causes of Repetitive Motion Injuries

Extreme Sports or High Risk OccupationsJust how dangerous are sports when compared to some of the most dangerous occupations on the planet? It is a known fact that manual labor, construction and manufacturing jobs place workers at significant risk of injury or death, but sports can be just as deadly. Here we will take a look at the leading jobs and sports in the world in terms of the risks employees and participants take on.

The Most Dangerous Occupations on Earth

Men are far more likely to be killed or injured on the job than women due to the fact that they are far more likely to choose work in areas such as construction, manufacturing or occupations that require the operation of heavy machinery. In 2015 there were over 4,800 workplace fatalities reported in the United States. The vast majority of those killed were men.