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Repetitive walking

Illinois workers' compensation needs more reform June 23, 2012 To anyone who thought Illinois had solved its workers' compensation problem when lawmakers approved a half-baked reform measure last year, we have two words for you: "repetitive walking." Yes, the same state notorious among employers for its out-of-control workers' comp system recently identified a novel workplace hazard: The Illinois Workers Compensation Commission has ruled that walking on the job can lead to injuries, which, in turn, must be compensated. Repetitive walking...

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$450M AIG workers comp class action settlement receives formal approval

CHICAGO—A $450 million settlement of a class action suit brought against American International Group Inc. for its alleged underreporting of workers compensation premiums has been formally approved. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Gettleman approved the settlement in an order and memorandum on Feb. 28. The money is to be paid by New York-based AIG to 1,300 other commercial insurers. The insurers had alleged that they paid states more than their fair share of residual market assessments because AIG was assigned an improperly small share of high-risk workers comp policies. $450M AIG workers comp class action settlement receives formal approval...

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Alaska Court Decision Could Open Door to Millions of Disability Claims, Nonprofit Says

The Alaska Supreme Court has decided a case that could open the door to disability claims from millions of wireless industry or maintenance workers who experience occupational exposures to operating antenna arrays, according to the nonprofit group EMR Policy Institute. In AT&T Alascom and Ward North America, Inc., v. John Orchitt; and The State of Alaska, Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Workers’ Compensation, the state high court upheld the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board decision awarding an AT&T equipment installer 100 percent disability due to his exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RF) at levels slightly above the FCC RF safety...

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Judge’s ruling clears way for workers’ comp medical records release

A Cook County judge on Friday ruled that medical tests involving Menard Correctional Center guards who received disability settlements at taxpayers' expense must be turned over to the public. Circuit Judge Michael B. Hyman heard arguments from the three parties involved -- Central Management Services, the Illinois attorney general's office and the Belleville News-Democrat. As part of a newspaper investigation, the reporters investigated hundreds of workers' compensation cases since Jan. 1, 2008, filed by guards at Menard, who claimed they developed repetitive trauma by turning keys and operating cell locking mechanisms. The taxpayer-funded claims totaled more than $10 million, and many guards...

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Types of Personal Injury Claims

February 25, 2011 Personal injury is a large practice area encompassing a wide variety of claims, many of which overlap with other types of claims - such as wrongful death, medical malpractice, and workers' compensation. ORLANDO, FL, February 25, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Personal injury is a large practice area encompassing a wide variety of claims, many of which overlap with other types of claims - such as wrongful death, medical malpractice, and workers' compensation. When the parties responsible include large companies or government entities, obtaining the compensation you deserve can be a daunting process. Understanding the different types of personal injury claims can...

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Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Chicago

If you have been injured at work, then it is likely that you can bring a claim under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act. But you may have other claims as well, such as if your injury was caused by another person who is not employed by your company. This is often the case when an injury occurs at a construction site, or if you were in a motor vehicle accident while you were at work....

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Chicago Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

If you have been injured at work, then it is likely that you can bring a claim under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act. But you may have other claims as well, such as if your injury was caused by another person who is not employed by your company. This is often the case when an injury occurs at a construction site, or if you were in a motor vehicle accident while you were at work. Chicago Workers' Compensation Lawyer ...

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Lawyer Lies, Part 2

Michael Helfand on 10.26.10 Every day this week I'm discussing a different lie told by attorneys in the Chicago area. Today's lie is: You can't fire me! While in the best scenario you'd never need to find a new attorney, I'm blown away by the number of lawyers who make their clients believe that they are stuck with them. It happens all of the time in workers' compensation and personal injury claims and often in criminal cases too. There is nothing that prevents you from getting a new attorney. In personal injury cases, if a lawsuit hasn't been filed, it's often as...

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