Tag Archives: workers compensation

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 […]

$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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]