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Back Injuries

Most serious back or lumbar spine injuries involve damage to the spinal cord, such as fractures or herniated discs. Click the link to read more about spinal cord injuries. Nearly all of us suffer back pain at some point in time. In this country, back pain is second...

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Amputation Injury

Amputation or dismemberment means the loss of a limb or body part, a finger, a hand, an arm, a toe, a foot, or a leg. Amputations are horrible injuries. They can occur in product liability (defective product) cases where a machine has fast moving, sharp and/or heavy...

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Construction Accidents

Certainly the most dire injury in the higher risk workplaces is death. Historically, iron workers, high rise builders, and window washers were killed when they fell from scaffolds, ledges, and unfinished buildings. Modern equipment, including safety harnesses, has...

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Auto & Trucking Negligence

Accidents on our nation's roadways are a serious threat to the traveling public and are the leading cause of death for those under the age of thirty-four. Annually, over 40,000 people are killed in approximately five million motor vehicle accidents. That equates to...

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Product Liability

Products Liability—Dangerous and Defective Products Thousands of consumers are seriously injured or killed every year by dangerous and defective products. If the manufacturers or distributors of these products took additional steps to ensure consumer safety, many of...

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The Recorded Statement

http://youtu.be/ZZcD-aXESvI Many insurance companies will telephone the injured worker immediately upon an accident being reported. The adjuster will say that the worker must give a recorded statement before he or she gets paid or receives medical treatment. This...

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Insurance Company Video Surveillance

In many cases, without the injured worker's knowledge, insurance companies hire private investigators to follow the injured worker and conduct video surveillance over a period of several days. Often these private investigators will use vans and sit outside an injured...

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Work Comp Act Section 7

§7: Compensation Section 7. The amount of compensation which shall be paid for an accidental injury to the employee resulting in death is: (a) If the employee leaves surviving a widow, widower, child or children, the applicable weekly compensation rate computed in...

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Work Comp Act Section 6

§6(a): Workplace Notice Section 6. (a) Every employer within the provisions of this Act, shall, under the rules and regulations prescribed by the Commission, post printed notices in their respective places of employment in such number and at such places as may be...

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Work Comp Act Section 5

THIS SECTION 5 INCLUDES THE CHANGES MADE BY P.A. 89-7, WHICH HAS BEEN FOUND UNCONSTITUTIONAL §5(a): Exclusive Remedy Provision Section 5. (a) No common law or statutory right to recover damages from the employer, his insurer, his broker, any service organization...

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Work Comp Act Section 4

§4(a): Employer Must Obtain Insurance Section 4. (a) Any employer, including but not limited to general contractors and their subcontractors, who shall come within the provisions of Section 3 of this Act, and any other employer who shall elect to provide and pay...

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Work Comp Act Section 3

§3: Automatic Coverage Section 3. The provisions of this Act hereinafter following shall apply automatically and without election to the State, county, city, town, township, incorporated village or school district, body politic or municipal corporation, and to all...

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Work Comp Act Section 2

§2: Employer May Elect Coverage Section 2. An employer in this State, who does not come within the classes enumerated by Section 3 of this Act, may elect to provide and pay compensation for accidental injuries sustained by himself or any employee, arising out of and...

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Work Comp Act Section 1

ILLINOIS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT Title: An Act to promote the general welfare of the people of this State by providing compensation for accidental injuries or death suffered in the course of employment within this State, and without this State where the contract of...

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Waddell Testing

The principle test of insurance company doctors to say that an injured worker is faking his or her back pain Waddell's signs are a group of physical signs, first described in a 1980 article in the medical journal, Spine, and named for the article's...

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