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Due to reforms to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act in 2011, there have been significant changes to how employees afflicted with carpal tunnel syndrome can receive compensation. Carpal tunnel syndrome is still covered under the new workers’ compensation law, but the amount of compensation has seen some changes. Amount of Compensation The guidelines for permanent …

While workers’ compensation and personal injury claims are often conflated with one another, they are very different areas of the law in Illinois. Because they can be easily confused, we have broken down the differences below. Workers’ Compensation The most important thing about workers’ compensation law is the fact that it is only applicable in …

There are many potential hazards to working in the airline industry, and it is not uncommon for airline employees to need to initiate a workers’ compensation claim. At Rubens Kress and Mulholland, we have extensive experience representing flight attendants, ramp servicemen, pilots, and gate agents, and we can help you navigate the complex claim process. …

Carpal tunnel syndrome is quite common in a number of occupations. Fortunately, carpal tunnel is covered under Illinois’ workers’ compensation law, meaning sufferers may be eligible for benefits. Some of the professions that most commonly lead to carpal tunnel syndrome include: Manufacturing Construction Healthcare Office workers Factory workers What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel …

Are you wondering what to do after being involved in a car accident? Whether you’re suffering from back pain, whiplash, or were hospitalized, you should speak with an attorney experienced with car accident injuries before discussing the facts of the incident with anyone. This is because anything you say could ultimately be used against you …

In legal terms, personal injury amounts to harm done to you, whether to your body, your mind, or your emotional state. In instances where litigation is brought due to personal injury, the plaintiff may seek damages from the responsible party, whether that’s a person or company. The general types of personal injury for which you …

It’s a question nobody wants to face: what do you do if you get injured at work? The law protects employees who suffer injuries on the job or as a result of job-related duties, but in order to protect your rights, you need to make sure you know the correct course of action to take …

Workers’ compensation, often referred to as work comp or workman’s comp, entitles you to collect benefits for injuries that occur on the job or as a result of job-related duties. This compensation can cover medical bills, long-term injuries, and partial wage reimbursement depending on the circumstances and extent of your injuries. If you’re wondering what …

If you are in the unfortunate situation of having to initiate a workers’ compensation claim in Illinois, you may want a helping hand to guide you through the process. Before the actual claim process even begins, the first things you should do are: Seek medical attention right away. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act allows you …

If you are looking for information on settlements for herniated disc injuries, then you should first know exactly what a herniated disc is and how it may be caused. The vertebrae in your back are cushioned by small, spongy discs that, when healthy, work as shock absorbers and help maintain the flexibility of your spine. …


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