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Statute of Limitations on Workers’ Compensation Claim in Illinois

You were injured in an accident at work in Illinois. Perhaps your injuries did not seem to be serious at the time. You may have kept right on working. You may not have missed any work time at all. It … Continue reading

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California remains hotbed of workers’ comp issues

Illinois’ workers’ comp system finds new way to make news: deny a cheap headset m Longtime California residents may be wondering “What the heck happened to our state?” Who could blame them, given one public scandal after another, for years … Continue reading

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Updates from W. Va, Illinois–and a troubling case from Alabama

Woman broke wrist in fall at work, yet top state court ruled against her m Volunteer firefighters get state help Good news from West Virgina, according to a June 20 piece from Insurance Journal, “West Virginia’s volunteer fire departments looking … Continue reading

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AIG settlement grows, declined by some rivals; Illinois debate continues on divisive workers’ comp legislation

Following up on our post of Dec. 28, we see that the settlement in the AIG workers’ compensation case has trebled in scope. In Illinois, cases mentioned in that Dec. 28 post and in our Dec. 30 piece are gaining … Continue reading

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Sometimes? The lines get blurred: recent cases from Illinois, North Carolina, Arkansas & New Mexico

Newspaper reportage has led to the announcement of an Illinois state probe into possible workers’ comp fraud at the Menard Correctional Center, where nearly 400 guards and workers–including the warden–have filed claims totaling nearly $10 million in three years. As … Continue reading

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Ex-trooper who copped probation for homicide pleas seeks benefits

Imagine a state trooper racing down a crowded, post-holiday Interstate, en route to the scene of a crash, his vehicle’s speed sometimes exceeding 120. Now, rather than the intensely focused concentration one might expect from a trained high-speed driver, think … Continue reading

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