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

Road workers and the risks they face in Illinois

The elevated risk of work zone accidents to road workers, relative to many professionals laboring in different fields, may be intuitive. These workers labor in road construction work zones, which are located in unavoidably close…more
| Worker’s Compensation

How do I file for workers’ compensation in Illinois?

For Illinois workers, incurring a workplace injury can be a traumatic experience. On top of worrying over possible long-term effects on health and impairments to the ability to make a living, the anxiety over how to respond can…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Does asbestosis qualify under the Illinois Workers’ Occupational Diseases Act?

Asbestosis is covered under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Diseases Act. In other words, Illinois workers who develop this condition as a consequence of employment are entitled to benefits under state…more
| Worker’s Compensation

What types of workers’ compensation are there in Illinois?

According to records kept by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 905,700 American workers had to miss one or more days of work in 2012 because of a job-related injury. Injured workers in Illinois have the right to collect…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Airline workers and layover injuries

The most dangerous part of an airline worker’s job often takes place on the ground, not in the air. While American aviation is safer than ever, many airline employees, especially pilots and flight attendants, lead highly…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Can I see my own doctor for a work-related injury?

According to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, workers’ compensation benefits represent a valuable safety net for Illinois workers who incur injuries on the job. However, for many such beneficiaries, having the…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Documentation important in proving workers’ compensation claims

Under the state of Illinois’ Workers’ Compensation Act, employees who suffer occupational injuries or illnesses may, under most circumstances, be eligible for benefits. The types of benefits that may be provided include coverage…more
| Worker’s Compensation

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
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