When the Workers’ Comp Doctor Is Negligent

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Workers’ compensation doctors can be held liable when their negligent acts cause injuries or death. Like other medical professionals, workers’ comp doctors sometimes make mistakes that constitute medical malpractice. They might misdiagnose injuries or fail to practice proper care when performing medical procedures and surgeries. How Does Medical Malpractice Work if a Workers’ Comp Doctor…

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Safety Incentive Programs Encouraging Employees to Hide Work Injuries

While they might seem like a good idea, the Government Accountability Office says safety incentive programs, like rate-based programs, can actually discourage workers from reporting injuries and illnesses to their employers. Rate-based programs are implemented to benefit workers who achieve low rates of illnesses or injuries. Experts say the program, which is used by about…

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Study Shows Workers’ Compensation Insurance Not Utilized Nearly Enough

Illinois residents know how important workplace safety is and how costly injuries occurring at work can be. Fortunately, workers’ compensation benefits are available to help cover some of these costs. However, a new study reveals that workers’ compensation insurance was not utilized nearly as much as it should have. Premiums, thus, do not accurately reflect…

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Safety Tips for Outdoor Winter Workers in Illinois

Out of the four seasons, winter is particularly hazardous when it comes to workplace injuries – especially when working during or after a snow storm. To keep workers safe during the colder months, the Occupational Health and Safety Organization recommends employees take note of some important safety tips. Top Wintertime Working Hazards Cold weather, unfortunately,…

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