Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck

77 W. Washington Street, 20th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60602-2904, United States

Contact: Richard Johnson

  • 312-263-6330
  • 312-372-5555

Autoimmune diseases and workers’ compensation

Many people in Illinois, and throughout the United States, suffer from autoimmune diseases. According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, approximately one in five people in the U.S. suffer from an…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Illinois lawmakers considering change to workers’ compensation for paramedics

As emergency medical service providers, paramedics in Illinois face numerous hazards in the workplace on a daily basis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2011, the most recent year that statistics…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation, Health

How does the Illinois Injured Workers’ Benefit Fund work?

According to records kept by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Illinois workers experienced more than 155,000 job-related illnesses and injuries in 2013. Every employee who is hurt or becomes ill on the job has the right to…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Will Illinois approve new guidelines for injured workers’ compensation payments?

New legislation proposed in Illinois in 2013 would change the rules of workers’ compensation payments, making it more difficult for some injured workers to receive benefits after a workplace accident. These changes to workers’…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Georgia-Pacific used secret research to downplay effect of asbestos

Chicago residents who have been diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases know the devastation that comes with their illnesses. Many, in an effort to receive proper medical care, have had to turn to the courts to seek…more
| Products Liability

Workplace toxins – are you a victim?

Every day throughout Illinois, and the rest of the country, workers in nearly every field and in a range of working environments are exposed to toxins, such as chemicals and gases, in the workplace. In some cases, this exposure…more
| Worker’s Compensation

New medical evidence proposal for Social Security Disability

It is common knowledge that applying for Social Security Disability is not an easy process. Any kind of mistake made on the application or missing information can lead to a denial and a lengthy appeal. Currently less than half…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Preparing to appeal a workers’ comp denial

Generally, workers who are injured on the job in Illinois are entitled to benefits, including disability and coverage of required medical treatment, under the Workers’ Compensation Act. There are cases, however, in which an…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Worker’s Compensation

Improving warehouse safety for workers

According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, there are more than 7,000 warehouses across the U.S., employing over 145,000 workers. Even in the safest of facilities, warehouse employees can face a number of…more
| Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

Proving eligibility for workers’ comp benefits

Any number of incidents, including falls, auto accidents, machine entanglements and repetitive motion, can contribute to employees in Illinois, and throughout the U.S., suffering a serious injury or illness in the workplace…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Staged Accidents – How To Determine If You’re A Victim

Auto accidents are all too common across the U.S. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2012 Quick Facts publication, the most recent year in which data was reported, there were 33,561 people killed…more
| Personal Injury

New Technology In The Works For Preventing Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk driving is an ongoing issue in many states throughout the U.S. Due to the slowed reflexes, impaired judgment and other effects that alcohol intoxication can cause, there are a significant number of motor vehicle accidents…more
| Personal Injury

Third-Party Lawsuits For Worker Injuries In Illinois

Every year, many Illinois workers incur injuries that allow them to receive compensation under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. An employee is able to acquire benefits under this legislation regardless of whether the…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury

Repetitive Injuries And Workers’ Compensation

A person does not have to have an accident or suffer some trauma in order to sustain an injury. There is a large group of medical conditions, known as repetitive injuries, which are the result of the wear and tear on the body…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Obtaining Workers’ Compensation For Occupational Diseases In Illinois

While workers’ compensation claims involving traumatic or repetitive injuries may be fairly straightforward, claims involving occupational diseases are often complicated. The Illinois Workers’ Occupational Diseases Act gives…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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