A slip-and-fall at work can lead to months of pain and recovery for an Illinois resident. During their period of recuperation they may discover that they cannot get by without extra income on which to support their family. If they cannot work, they may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits until such time as they are back to working at their full capacity.
A common example of a workplace injury involves a worker taking a fall while trying to do their job. However, in Illinois and across the rest of the country, workers in various industries suffer extensive and differentiated harm from accidents in their places of employment. This post will discuss some of the varied types of worker harm that may be covered by workers' compensation, but, as with all legal matters, readers should speak with their own attorneys to better understand their cases.
As has previously been discussed on this blog, a workplace injury can be a devastating event. Without the ability to work, a person and their family may suffer the financial ramifications of a period away from work and the stresses that accompany it. However, when the accident occurs while on the job, that worker may be able to receive workers' compensation through their employer.
There is nothing scarier for a Peoria resident than losing the ability to provide for their family. A person may have a spouse, kids, and even others who count on them to bring home a paycheck and keep food on the table. When they suffer workplace injuries and have to take time off work to heal, they may find themselves in exactly the position that they were afraid of.
Those working with children are among the most generous employees in the United States. Yet their workplace injuries are disproportionately under-reported in the industry.