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8Like truck drivers and other travelling workers, airline employees face unique legal issues when pursuing workers’ compensation claims. As is the case with truck drivers and other travelling employees, airline employees are eligible to initiate a workers’ compensation claim in Illinois provided that one of the following conditions are met: The injury occurred in the …

Truck drivers and other employees who work in multiple states often face confusion when it comes time to file for workers’ compensation benefits. In many cases, the employee may be eligible for Illinois workers’ compensation benefits, but there are exceptions. Due to complications in the law, it is important to consult an experienced Illinois workers’ …

Repetitive stress injuries can result from a variety of professions, including office workers and manual laborers, and you may be eligible to collect workers’ compensation benefits if the injury is arising out of your employment or if the injury is worsened over the course of your employment. If you have suffered an injury at work, …

In most cases, you will not be eligible to receive workers’ comp benefits while traveling to or from work, though there are some notable exceptions. If you live and work in the Chicago area and you have been injured at work or on the way to work, it is important for you to speak with …

We have written about taxation in personal injury cases before, but many people also wonder whether workers’ compensation benefits are taxable. While an Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer can go over these matters in greater detail, you should know that workers’ compensation benefits are not taxable. This is true even in the case of death benefits …

You can receive benefits from an aggravation of your pre-existing condition arising out of your employment. While it is important to consult an experienced Illinois workers’ comp lawyer, you should not discount the possibility of receiving compensation just because you have a preexisting condition. What If My Job Made My Pre-Existing Condition Worse? If an …

If you are injured on the job, you should seek an experienced Illinois workers’ compensation attorney to help you initiate your claim. Some people may be hesitant to hire an attorney due to cost, but there is no need to fear when choosing Rubens Kress and Mulholland — we charge no fee unless you collect. …

We discussed in a previous post that there are times when employees are wrongly classified as independent contractors. This is often done by employers to avoid providing the affected individuals with benefits and workers’ compensation coverage. While laws like the Illinois Employee Classification Act impose penalties for misclassifying employees in this way, it still happens. …

If you have been injured while on the job in Illinois, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation coverage for your medical expenses and lost wages, but getting those benefits is rarely a simple process. Not only will some employers and insurance companies try to avoid giving you the compensation you deserve, but there are …

Independent contractors are freelancers or self-employed persons who are hired by a company to perform specific tasks without being taken on as an employee. As independent contractors become more common in Illinois and other parts of the country, more independent contractors may be injured on the job and try to seek workers’ compensation benefits. Independent …


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