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October 2018 Archives

Workplace hazards for nurses

Hospitals would not function without nurses, and this occupation makes up one of the largest occupations in American healthcare. Some even say that nurses are the backbone of the healthcare system.

Information that should be provided to a worker's employer

After a worker suffers an on-the-job injury, they are generally required to report their injury to their employer. This gives the employer notice of the harm the employee suffered as well as an opportunity to be aware of any claims the employee may make regarding their need for compensation. Illinois workers who are hurt while doing their employment duties should be prepared to provide their employers with certain information about the incidents that caused their harm.

What types of injuries affect law enforcement officials?

Police officers and other law enforcement officials are important to the stability and security of Illinois communities. These dedicated individuals choose to put themselves in harm's way so that their fellow citizens may enjoy safer places to live and work. However, performing the duties of a law enforcement official is not without risk. Individuals who engage in this form of work suffer from many types of injuries due to the demands of their jobs.

The inhalation of substances can be damaging to workers

Taking a deep breath to clear one's head or to reset one's attitude can be an important part of getting through the workday. However, for Illinois residents who work in manufacturing and other industries where air quality may be affected by particulates, gases or chemicals, breathing in and out while on the job may actually be dangerous. Too many workers are hurt by inhalation injuries when they breathe in substances that are harmful to their bodies.

Help when a workers' compensation claim has been denied

Nothing in life is guaranteed, including the approval of a workers' compensation claim. Requests for workers' compensation benefits are subject to strict review and may be denied if they are deemed deficient or lack sufficient information on which to base approvals. While it is a good idea to submit a workers' compensation request with the most relevant information possible, those who receive a denial of the request should know that their fight for benefits may not be over.

What cops should know about workers’ compensation in Illinois

Police officers have one of the most physically tasking jobs in the workforce. They constantly risk their lives taking on criminals and could critically injure themselves in the middle of a shootout, car chase or rescue. Unlike most other jobs, they do not have the benefit of predictability when it comes to their shifts.

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