Illinois Workers Compensation Blog

Information Regarding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Injuries And Claim Settlement

In Illinois, injuries related to workplace accidents are on the rise. One of the main reasons for this is people working with machines for long hours in workplaces without adequate safety precautions. Carpel Tunnel Syndrome is one such work place related health hazard. Doctors are of the opinion that repetitive use of the hand as in computer usage or equipment operations is one of the significant causes of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome.

Under the Illinois Compensation law, victims of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome can be sufficiently compensated if diagnosed correctly and if the employer is found to be at fault. There are several situations which can cause CTS injuries, however lack of awareness of the symptoms can result in your claim being deferred by the employer. An experienced Chicago workers’ compensation lawyers will explain all legal implications of CTS and what type of compensation you may receive. Since CTS injury cases are not straightforward, the attorneys will liaise on your behalf with your employer or their insurer to ensure your claim is processed successfully.

Symptoms Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome :

The symptoms of CTS typically consist of one or more of the following:

  • Vague aching of the wrist.
  • Ache may or may not extend unto your hand or forearms
  • Burning sensations in the thumb and fingers
  • Loss of grip

If you have these symptoms, you might consider appointing a Chicago worker’s compensation lawyer to get your rightful compensation.

Causes (Work related): OSHA (Occupations Safety and Health Administration) had conducted a research in the recent past; the result indicated that people who perform tasks that required highly repetitive manual acts or specific wrist movements are more prone to CTS. If you developed CTS due to your job, your employer may be liable for your injury and may be obligated to compensate you. Further, he may be liable to retain your employment throughout your recovery. Contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to help initiate your claim.

Effects of Carpel Tunnel:

Carpel Tunnel can have devastating physical impact on an employee. For some workers the condition may worsen so much that they have to switch tasks or stop working altogether. Also, some insurance companies avoid their clients when it comes to settlements and try to manipulate the claim to suit their case. If you find yourself in such a situation it is always advisable to approach competent Illinois worker’s compensation lawyers. They are in a position to bail you out of the disaster as they are trained to deal with such situations and get the best compensations possible for their clients.

For example, an ophthalmologic surgeon was diagnosed with bi-lateral carpal tunnel syndrome following a traumatic accident. The surgeon carried on with her routine work in the hope of a fast recovery. While the pain stopped, the loss of sensation in her fingers remained. The surgeon was compelled to stop performing all eye surgeries, even though she continued to practice in a non-surgical way. When she submitted the insurance claim the company denied it .She then retained services of a worker compensation attorney who successfully managed to obtain the compensation she deserved.

In the USA, people loose on an average $30,000 on injuries caused due to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The expenditure includes medical bills and lost time from work. In some cases, carpal tunnel release surgery is considered, which may not be always covered by health insurance plans. If you are worried about your finances and treatment expenses, meet up with an experienced Chicago worker compensation attorney to discuss your unique case. A skilled Illinois Workers' Compensation lawyer can appropriately estimate the loss and make sure you receive the proper benefits. By utilizing their expertise and knowledge in handling carpal tunnel syndrome cases you can increase the value of your carpal tunnel workmans compensation claim while they present the case in the most constructive way possible. Whether it’s a simple or the most complicated case, a highly skilled Chicago workers compensation lawyer can make sure that you will receive complete compensation from your employer or their insurer, or even a third party.

If you would like to know more about worker compensation laws and claim settlement process related to Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, please visit http://www.illinoisworkinjuryattorney.com/ or contact 1- 888-853-4878 to schedule a free consultation.


Occupational Health and Safety: What To Do When You Are Injured At Work

During your employment at any job, your occupational health and safety could be at risk as you may be exposed to back injuries/sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), heavy tool accidents, repetitive stress disorders, slips & falls, cuts, lacerations and fractures. If you have been injured during job you are permitted to get worker compensation benefits, but first it is important to follow these steps:

Get medical care immediately:

- What could seem like a minor injury might end up being a more serious medical problem
- You may choose to visit up to two doctors and any subsequent referrals
- Make sure to provide to your employer, in writing, the contact information of the doctor and hospital that you choose
- You do not have to accept treatment from the health care provider your employer recommends.

Tell the doctor exactly how you got hurt:

- If the doctor recommends work restrictions, make certain you get them documented in writing

Keep your own records

– Record what happened in the accident and indicate if there were any specific physical conditions, such as a wet floor, which may have contributed to your accident

Notify your employer as soon as you can that you have been injured

– If you neglect to notify your place of work within 45 days, you may lose eligibility for workers’ compensation
- Describe all circumstances as accurately as possible, because your employer is likely to challenge your workers’ compensation claim
- Your employer has the right to require that you be evaluated by a particular clinic or doctor of their choosing

Request that your employer reimburse any medical costs and lost wages:

– You are eligible for up to 2/3 your average regular-time wages for the period of time you were unable to work
- Make sure you keep copies for yourself of all documentation, bills, paperwork, doctors’ notes, or anything else related to the injury and its treatment

Additionally, to ensure you have the best chance of receiving workers compensation, contact a lawyer specializing in workers’ compensation, especially if:
1. Your employer does not promptly address your claim
2. Your employer denies your claim
3. You need to pursue permanent disability payments
4. You need to pursue compensation for the workplace death of a spouse or parent

If you or your family suffers from work related injury, your employer-provided insurance company should be providing compensation during your period of recovery. Receiving all worker compensation benefits including lost wages, medical expenses and vocational rehabilitation costs can be rather standardized, but the amount of compensation is dependent upon your average weekly wage and the degree of your incapacitation.

At The Law Office of Bradley Dworkin, our Chicago, Illinois workers’ compensation attorneys have experience in handling all types of work injury related cases. Our attorneys are always ready to fight for you to resolve your case quickly and effectively. Contact us today if your occupational health and safety has been compromised, and we will put our considerable work injury expertise in your corner!

DISCLAIMER: All information on this website are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to be construed as legal advice. The Law Offices of Bradley S. Dworkin shall not be liable for any errors or inaccuracies contained herein, or any actions taken in reliance thereon.


Are You an Injured Worker Looking to Return to Work? Vocational Rehabilitation and Retraining Options

The object of vocational rehabilitation and retraining is to help people who have suffered an injury or illness rebuild their skills. It may even be possible for an injured worker to return to their previous job. If you have long-term or permanent injury limitations, there is a possibility that you can also be trained and return to work in a different type of job. While laws vary from state to state, you may be entitled to payment for your vocational rehabilitation services through workers’ compensation benefits. Payment may be required from your employer, the state, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer, or a combination of these three.

Where to start:
It is the company’s obligation to hire a vocational counselor to retrain you if your doctor finds that you are unable to return to work . However, many insurance companies will simply send you out on job searches for minimum wage employment.

Under Illinois court rulings, three key factors determine if vocational rehabilitation is possible:

1. A reduction in earning capacity is the result of the work-related injury, and evidence shows rehabilitation will have a positive impact
2. The job security of the injured worker is diminished as a result of the injury
3. There is a likelihood that the retraining or rehabilitation will enable the employee to successfully get hired after completing the training.

Under Illinois law, the factors which weigh against vocational rehabilitation include any evidence that rehabilitation has been unsuccessfully tried in the past with the particular injured worker, or that the worker has sufficient skills without rehabilitation that would allow them to return to work.

At this point an injured worker in Illinois should consider consulting with their attorney and hiring their own vocational counselor. A counselor can recommend schooling, apprenticeship programs and retraining rather than simple job searches. The injured worker’s attorney can then petition the Workers’ Compensation Commission to adopt any retraining the injured worker desires. In addition to the basic benefits an injured worker should be recieving, they may be able to be retrained in a new career.

The law offices of Bradley Dworkin has successfully forced many insurance companies to retrain injured workers. Insurance companies are simply interested in minimizing the cost of your claim, but we are here to get you the assistance you deserve. For additional information on pursuing vocational retraining for a return to work, or any work injury inquiry, please contact us today!

DISCLAIMER: All information on this website are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to be construed as legal advice. The Law Offices of Bradley S. Dworkin shall not be liable for any errors or inaccuracies contained herein, or any actions taken in reliance thereon.


Whistle Blowing – OSHA Offers Protection for Employees

Sometimes it takes courageous employees to step forward and report a dangerous work environment. Safety in the workplace is not a guarantee, and even in the seemingly most harmless work environments, injuries do occur. It is important to remember that protection for employees is not the first concern of employers, depending on the situation.

In cases where there appears to be employer negligence, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) advocates a whistle blowing protection program which prohibits any individual from dismissing or retaliating in any fashion against any employee if the employee has exercised their rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act).

The OSH Act exists to “…assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women; by authorizing enforcement of the standards developed under the Act; by assisting and encouraging the States in their efforts to assure safe and healthful working conditions; by providing for research, information, education, and training in the field of occupational safety and health; and for other purposes “according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Rights afforded by the OSH Act include:

●        Employee participation in safety and health activities, such as complaining to OSHA and seeking an OSHA inspection

●        Participating in an OSHA inspection

●        Participating or testifying in any proceeding related to an OSHA inspection

●        Reporting a work-related injury, illness, or fatality

To File a Complaint:

Complaints regarding employer retaliation filed with OSHA must allege that:

1.      The complainant engaged in a protected activity

2.      The respondent knew about that activity

3.      The respondent subjected the complainant to an adverse action

4.      The protected activity motivated or contributed to the adverse action

An adverse action is defined as any action that would dissuade a reasonable employee from engaging in protected activity. Depending upon the circumstances of the case, "adverse" actions can include Firing or laying off, blacklisting, demoting, denying overtime or promotion, disciplining, denial of benefits, failure to hire or rehire, intimidation, making threats, reassignment affecting prospects for promotion, and/or reducing pay or hours.

Your safety and the safety of your co-workers may depend upon a willingness to step forward and identify employer actions which disregard protection for employees. If you believe your employer has discriminated against you because you exercised your safety and health rights or other protected activity, contact your local OSHA Office right away. Knowing your rights is very important, because time is a factor. Discrimination complaints that fall under the OSH Act only give you 30 days to report discrimination.

If you are a worker and you believe your rights have been violated, you should contact a qualified Illinois workers compensation lawyer. Contact a qualified Illinois workers' rights attorney to request Free Case Evaluation  -Call Toll Free 1-866-854-6674.

DISCLAIMER: All information on this website are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to be construed as legal advice. The Law Offices of Bradley S. Dworkin shall not be liable for any errors or inaccuracies contained herein, or any actions taken in reliance thereon.


The Basics of Hazardous Chemicals Exposure- Protecting Your at Work Health

Exposure to chemicals while at work is a risk that many employees must face on a daily basis, but with some knowledge and care, minimizing these risks is possible. The range of work injuries due to chemical exposure can vary widely, such as a factory worker overcome by fumes from a chemical spill, or the constant exposure to the everyday chemicals found in the typical office environment. Across this entire spectrum, chemical injury can result in a debilitating condition of chronic chemical sensitivity or other chemical environmental illness which threaten at work health.

If working with hazardous chemicals is part of your job, it is critical that you to know the possible risks you will face with each chemical you are exposed to. This guide outlines the kinds of injuries that chemicals can cause, the types of chemical exposures and their effects, and factors that influence the severity of exposure.

Know your chemicals and their characteristics

Chemicals can vary greatly in their level of toxicity, so three factors must be considered at all times: The amount of chemical, the frequency of exposure, and the duration of exposure.

As an example, Acutelytoxic chemicals can injure after only a single exposure, while other chemicals only cause harm after repeated exposures. In order to protect yourself from this dangerous group of substances that injure without immediately obvious symptoms, you must be aware of which chemicals are toxic if exposure is repeated or prolonged.

Types of Reactions

Upon exposure to a hazardous chemical, you can expect one of two kinds of reactions:

Local reactions, which manifest themselves at the place where the exposure occurred. For example, breathing dangerous chemical vapors may injure lungs and respiratory passages, while swallowing such chemicals can damage your mouth, esophagus, stomach and intestines.

Systemic reactions are a response to chemical exposure that affects the whole body. These illnesses may cause symptoms in one or two areas, but the whole body can be affected. They may be immediate or delayed, and you may not even know you have been exposed until the chemicals have done severe damage.

Chemical characteristics can determine exposure level

●        Chemicals can enter the bloodstream through the skin, eyes, mouth and, most frequently, the lungs. Know which routes of entry are at risk and always use protective equipment to prevent those kinds of exposures.

●        Extremely volatile chemicals evaporate very readily, and thus may contaminate the air you breathe more easily than other chemicals do. If a chemical is flammable it may be an extreme fire or explosion hazard as well.

●        Corrosive or highly reactive chemicals are acutely toxic and will injure skin, respiratory passages or eyes on contact immediately.

●        If you are not aware of the hazards that the chemicals you use at work present, consult your Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for information on the physical characteristics of these chemicals which may threaten your at work health.

Prepare for dangers to your at work health

Always employ protective equipment and be sure to follow safety guidelines appropriate for hazardous chemicals. Review the MSDS if you have any doubts about the dangers of any chemical, and avoid simply relying on your memory or tips from co-workers. The guidelines will list the signs and symptoms of chemical toxicity for both local and systemic reactions as well as the target organs and primary routes of entry.

If you have suffered a hazardous chemicals related exposure, or any other work related injuries in Chicago, Illinois request a Free Case Evaluation  -Call Toll Free 1-866-854-6674.

DISCLAIMER: All information on this website are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to be construed as legal advice. The Law Offices of Bradley S. Dworkin shall not be liable for any errors or inaccuracies contained herein, or any actions taken in reliance thereon.


Flight Delayed Over Suspicion Pilot is Intoxicated

Yahoo! News reports, "A Frontier Airlines flight from Omaha to Milwaukee was delayed today when the pilot was suspected of being drunk and kept from boarding the plane. 'Our police received information alleging that a Frontier crew member was impaired and, acting on that information, our police intercepted the employee before he boarded the flight,' Chris Martin, director of operations for Omaha's Eppley Airfield, told ABCNews.com."

 
Luckily a hotel shuttle driver brought it to the authorities' attention that he suspected the pilot was intoxicated. The flight was delayed two hours while another pilot was located. While inconvenient, it was certainly preferable to the disastrous consequences that operating an aircraft while intoxicated could have.
 
Both Frontier Airlines and likely the FAA will be conducting an investigation.

Intoxication and Work Injury

Arriving to work under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a bad choice. It can slow reaction times, impairing your judgement and ability to complete your essential job functions. It is particularly imperative to be lucid and free of drugs and alcohol if you operate heavy machinery or large vehicles carrying multiple passengers.
 
If you are concerned about your safety or work injury because of another's impairment, here are the steps that you might consider taking:
 
- Do not hesitate to report any strange or disconcerting behavior to a supervisor. 
- Do not approach or confront the person yourself if you are not comfortable doing so.
- Ensure that someone documents the other individual's behavior, actions, etc.
- If possible, have the person agree to a drug or alcohol test
 
According to the US Office of Personnel Management, "As far as the Government as an employer is concerned, an employee’s decision to drink is that individual’s personal business. However, when the use or abuse of alcohol interferes with the employee’s ability to perform his or her duties, the employer does have legitimate concerns, including the proper performance of duties, health and safety issues, and employee conduct at the workplace."
 
If you have any hesitation at all, perhaps you should seek advice from an Illinois work injury attorney. Not only do they have experience with workers' compensation benefits and claims, they also have significant knowledge of workers' rights.
 
DISCLAIMER: All information on this website are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to be construed as legal advice. The Law Offices of Bradley S. Dworkin shall not be liable for any errors or inaccuracies contained herein, or any actions taken in reliance thereon.
 

Work Injury Narrowly Avoided in World Trade Center Site Accident

"The long awaited and often delayed rebuilding process at the World Trade Center site in New York City nearly took a dark turn Thursday morning after several tons of steel unexpectedly came crashing down onto a construction site. Amazingly, no one was hurt in the accident. The 60 foot steel girders fell 40 stories before landing on top of a loading truck, which thankfully was unoccupied at the time," reports Yahoo! News

 
Several construction workers were on the job site but miraculously none of them suffered from wrongful death or even work injury. However, the Port Authority (as owner of the WTC site), construction company and local fire department are doing an investigation into what may  have occurred. Additionally, it is possible that OSHA may be notified of the incident although no work injury was sustained.
 
As a result of the crash, construction at the job site was paused. There were also subway disruptions for about an hour. Considering the disaster that may have resulted from the girders falling, the actual overall disruption was miniscule.

Workers Compensation | Construction Accidents

The construction industry has high incidence of workplace injuries and even death, making it a difficult and accident prone industry. More then 2000 construction site workers in Illinois suffer major or minor injures which ultimately effect their life, according to statistics. The high number of workplace accidents in the industry is a direct result of the hazards of construction sites. Examples of these workplace hazards – which contribute to work injury – include:
 
- Trenches
- Exposure to Harmful or Toxic Chemicals 
- Scaffolding
- Dangerous Equipment
- Power Lines
- Falling Objects
 
Many common workplace injuries are caused by slip and falls, contact with electrical lines, being struck by an object, or collapsing structure.
 
If you or your loved one sustain a work injury at a job site and want to know more about filing a workers’ comp claim, contact an Illinois work injury attorney to request a Free Case Evaluation – Call Toll Free 1-866-854-6674.
 
DISCLAIMER: All information on this website are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to be construed as legal advice. The Law Office of Bradley S. Dworkin shall not be liable for any errors or inaccuracies contained herein, or any actions taken in reliance thereon.

What is RSD? Common Signs and Symptoms

There are many ways to become injured at work, and one of the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed illnesses is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). What is RSD? In short, it is a chronic neurological syndrome characterized by these symptoms: severe burning pain, pathological changes in bone and skin, excessive sweating, tissue swelling, and extreme sensitivity to touch.

This chronic pain syndrome characterized by severe and relentless pain that affects between 200,000 and 1.2 million Americans and is defined by the following characteristics:

●        The syndrome is a malfunction of part of the nervous system. Nerves misfire, sending constant pain signals to the brain. After a traumatic event, such as an accident or a medical procedure, RSD may develop as a response.

●        Even such minor injuries as sprains or a fall are frequent causes of RSD. A common identifying characteristic is that the pain is more severe than expected for the type of injury that occurred.

●        Many health care professionals and patients are unaware of RSD’s signs and symptoms, which is troubling, because early and accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment are key to recovery. Typically, people report seeing an average of five physicians before being accurately diagnosed!

●        The mean age at diagnosis is 42 years. However, injuries among young girls are becoming a more common victim of the syndrome, and children as young as 3 years old can get RSD.

●        RSD is not a psychological syndrome, but people may develop psychological problems when physicians, family, friends, and co-workers do not believe they are in pain, and so do not respond appropriately to their continued complaints.

●        Common effective treatments include medication, physical therapy, psychological support, sympathetic nerve blocks, and/or spinal cord stimulation.

A number of precipitating factors have been associated with RSD including:

●        Trauma (often minor) ranks as the leading provocative event

●        Ischemic heart disease and myocardial infarction

●        Cervical spine or spinal cord disorders

●        Cerebral lesions

●        Infections

●        Surgery

●        Repetitive motion disorder or cumulative trauma, causing conditions such as carpal tunnel.

A workplace injury which has lead to RSD calls for experienced legal representation. Our staff of Workers' Injury attorneys have decades of experience in fighting for the maximum settlement amounts for our clients. Contact us today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

DISCLAIMER: All information on this website are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to be construed as legal advice. The Law Offices of Bradley S. Dworkin shall not be liable for any errors or inaccuracies contained herein, or any actions taken in reliance thereon.


Carpal Tunnel Red Flags: Numbness in the Fingers, Numbness in the Arm

One of the most common forms of repetitive stress injury suffered in the workplace is Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). CTS is an injury which often stems from repetitive strain on a regular basis. After repetitive motion, the tissues surrounding a person's wrist tendons may become enlarged to the point that they can compress the median nerve, which runs through a passage in the wrist known as the carpal tunnel. This compression can lead to the following symptoms:

●        Numbness in the fingers, numbness in the arm,

●        Tingling and pain in the hand, wrist and forearm

●        Impaired or lost nerve function

●        Reduced muscle control

●        A reduction of grip strength

Carpal tunnel syndrome was deemed the "chief occupational hazard of the '90's – disabling workers in epidemic proportions" according to the United States Department of Labor.

Fortunately, CTS is considered a work-related injury under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act. The Illinois Supreme Court has found that although carpal tunnel syndrome develops gradually and not as the result of a sudden mishap, employees may be compensated from the onset of CTS under the Act.

The following 10 points illustrate what you may expect to find covered under the Act:

1.      Medical Expenses: You may be entitled to receive 100% of all medical expenses which are reasonable and necessary to treat your condition. These include, but are not limited to, first aid, emergency room services, doctor’s visits, inpatient and outpatient hospital care, and prescriptions.

2.      Choosing a Physician: You may be able  to choose my own physician or hospital for treatment of my CTS, but certain restrictions are specified under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act.

3.      Financial Limitations on Treatment: As long as your medical treatments are reasonable and necessary to treat your CTS, you should not be asked to pay any deductions, and no dollar limitations should be placed on your treatment.

4.      Temporary Total Disability Compensation You are entitled to temporary total disability compensation (TTD) while you are off work and are under active medical treatment. TTD compensation is based on a percentage of average weekly wages, including overtime.

5.      Initial Payment: Under the provisions of the Act, your employer or their insurance company is legally required to begin payment of TTD within fourteen (14) days of the date you informed your employer that you developed CTS.

6.      Loss of Ability to Use Hands or Arms: You may be entitled to receive compensation for the partial permanent loss of use of your hands or arms as a result of contracting CTS while on the job.

7.      Permanent Partial Disability: 5 Factors: This assessment depends on a physician’s evaluation of the level of impairment, your age, your occupation, your future earning capacity, and any other evidence of disability corroborated by treatment records.

8.      Benefits due to Reduced Capabilities: If it is necessary for you to accept a lower-paying job because of your inability to perform the responsibilities of your usual and customary employment, you may be entitled to benefits equal to two-thirds (2/3) of the difference between the average gross weekly wage you were earning before you developed CTS and the wage you are able to earn after your return to work.

9.      Vocational Rehabilitation: If you are able to prove through medical evidence that you are unable to return to your former usual and customary occupation as a result of your CTS, your employer may be responsible to pay for the vocational rehabilitation necessary to return you to a position consistent with your physical imitations. You may also be entitled to receive maintenance payments in the form of TTD during your retraining period.

10.  Social Security Benefits: If a disability has prevented you from working for a period of five months, and it is anticipated by your physician that your disability will continue for a total of one year or longer, you may be eligible for social security benefits.

DISCLAIMER: All information on this website are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to be construed as legal advice. The Law Offices of Bradley S. Dworkin shall not be liable for any errors or inaccuracies contained herein, or any actions taken in reliance thereon.


Workers Comp and Working From Home

Question: Are individuals who primarily work from home eligible for workers' compensation if they are injured while working? 

Answer: Possibly, and most likely.
 
Workers' compensation benefits are intented to protect workers who are injured while performing their job function. For that reason, if you were working while you were injured – even if you were at home or on the road at the time – you are likely eligible for workers comp. If you can prove that your injury resulted from or occurred during a job task, you can file a workers' compensation claim.
 
One thing to keep in mind about workers' compensation claims – they can be tedious and can become ever more muddled if an employee is injured outside the corporate office environment. That is why it is important for telecommuters to clearly separate their time between work and leisure and keep good records of when they are working. It is also imperative for sales people and others who spend a majority of their time on the road. 
 
One recent workers compensation case in Texas involved a traveling salesperson named Liana Leordeanu who was in a serious car crash. "When she applied for workers' compensation insurance benefits for the accident, Leordeanu was denied — even though she was on company business, traveling in a company-provided car toward her company-furnished office," reports the Austin American-Statesman.
 
The reason for the denial was that the insurance company and an Austin court ruled that the trip was not 100% work related due to the fact that Ms. Leordeanu's return to her home office also meant she was returning home for the evening. The woman appealed the case to the Texas Supreme Court and they ruled in Ms. Leordeanu's favor. It was determined that she was, in fact, eligible for workers' compensation benefits.
 
If you have sustained a work related injury, you should speak with a qualified workers compensation attorney – particularly if you have been injured while working from home or another off-site location. At The Law offices of Dworkin and Maciariello, our workers compensation lawyers have extensive knowledge of the Illinois workers compensation act and workers rights. Our experienced Illinois workers compensation lawyers fight diligently for your recovery to get the justice you deserve. 
 
DISCLAIMER: All information on this website are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to be construed as legal advice. The Law Offices of Bradley S. Dworkin shall not be liable for any errors or inaccuracies contained herein, or any actions taken in reliance thereon.