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We’re living in a politically-charged country. Protests are commonplace and political debates run rampant on social media. It’s only natural that political issues spill over to the workplace from time to time. At work, squabbles over hot-button topics can sour relationships. Your boss may notice the politically-charged comment you wrote on social media, or he may frown upon a photo of you at a rally or march. But can you be fired for political views?…
Injured workers—especially those who suffer serious injuries and may require a long recovery period—often rely on workers’ compensation benefits to pay necessary expenses. So, it’s only natural that the employee and his or her family would be concerned about how long they could expect to receive benefits. However, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. How long workers’ compensation benefits last depends on a variety of factors, including the type of benefits in question. Workers Compensation Benefits…
What Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits Are Available in Illinois? Workers’ compensation provides very important protections to Illinois workers. But, if you’re like most Illinois employees, you probably don’t know much about the specifics of workers’ compensation. When you or someone you love is injured at work, knowledge is power. Understanding your rights, including the benefits you may be entitled to, can make the difference between receiving the compensation you need and struggling during your…
Roundup Lawsuit Attorneys More than 18,000 Roundup lawsuits are underway, and a key ingredient (glyphosate) wholly or partly banned in nations around the world. Products like Roundup, which contain glyphosate, have been linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma and leukemia. Monsanto continues to insist that its weed killer is safe.  However, many organizations, including the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), disagree with Monsanto’s assertion that its product is safe. If you have…
How Long Can You Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Illinois? Injured workers—especially those who suffer serious injuries and may require a long recovery period—often rely on workers’ compensation benefits to pay necessary expenses. So, it’s only natural that the employee and his or her family would be concerned about how long they could expect to receive benefits. However, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. How long workers’ compensation benefits last depends on a variety of factors,…
Four Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Illinois? Workers’ compensation provides very important protections to Illinois workers. But, if you’re like most Illinois employees, you probably don’t know much about the specifics of workers’ compensation. When you or someone you love is injured at work, knowledge is power. Understanding your rights, including the benefits you may be entitled to, can make the difference between receiving the compensation you need and struggling during your recovery. Workers’…
You use your eyes for virtually everything you do in your life. Even though your livelihood and personal enjoyment likely depend on having healthy eyes, you probably do not think much about your vision. Still, if you sustain an eye injury or develop an illness, you may have to deal with poor vision for the rest of your life. Often, when talking about workers’ compensation, industry experts focus primarily on broken bones, strained muscles and…
Despite seemingly constant warnings that online shopping is making brick-and-mortar stores obsolete, retail stores continue to thrive and hire new staff regularly. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, retail businesses employ more than 4 million salespeople. While working in retail may not be the riskiest profession, there are certainly hazards that staff must be aware of. Staying aware of the injuries that are most common in retail can help you minimize the likelihood…
Construction is an undeniably dangerous industry, and if you make your living working within it, you probably have at least some understanding of just how often you leave your jobsite with aches, pains and job-related injuries. While there are many different elements that make working in construction dangerous, scaffolding is one of the big ones, with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reporting that enhancing scaffolding safety could prevent as many as 60 deaths and…
As the weather gets warmer, bicycle enthusiasts are gearing up to ride again. Along with making sure that they have the proper equipment in working order, cyclists should be sure that they are mentally prepared to share the road with motorists. In efforts to avoid a collision with a vehicle, cyclists should stay vigilant. Here are a few specific accident triggers they should watch for. Drivers passing and turning Even with the new vehicle codes