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DePaolo & Zadeikis Blog Posts

Unions Give Workers the Ability to Speak Up about Workplace Hazards
POSTED ON November 21, 2019

Unions have a “protective effect” on worker safety and health, giving employees the ability to speak up about workplace hazards […]

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When Illinois Officers Gamble with Their Lives – and Lose
POSTED ON November 13, 2019

Illinois and other states have experienced a rise in fatal injuries to law enforcement officers while they were performing their […]

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Can the Insurance Company Decide Who Does Your Surgery?
POSTED ON November 07, 2019

In Illinois, when a serious workplace injury occurs that requires surgery, an insurance company is not permitted to force a […]

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Top Workplace Safety Violations
POSTED ON October 18, 2019

Workplace safety violations contribute to thousands of yearly on-the-job accidents that result in injuries and fatalities for workers. Workplace Safety […]

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Slaughterhouse and Packing Workers Face Horrifying Dangers
POSTED ON October 04, 2019

Slaughterhouse and meatpacking workers are subjected to unsanitary and unsafe work conditions that create a high risk of contamination and […]

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Who’s Following You After Your Work Injury?
POSTED ON September 18, 2019

Workers’ compensation insurers often put injured employees under surveillance to avoid paying benefits after a work-related injury. A variety of […]

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How Worker Misclassification May Impact Your Work Injury Claim
POSTED ON August 21, 2019

Employees who are misclassified as “independent contractors” are not covered under workers compensation insurance, so their injury claims and benefits […]

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Workers’ Compensation: Illinois Employers Bracing for Change
POSTED ON August 13, 2019

Recent changes to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act enable employees who suffer latent injuries that manifest after 25 years to […]

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Did You Commit a Safety Violation? You Could Still Get Workers’ Comp
POSTED ON July 05, 2019

If an employee is injured on the job as a result of violating a workplace safety rule, he/she is still […]

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The Best Workers Compensation Lawyers Pursue Every Angle
POSTED ON June 06, 2019

The best accident attorneys look for all sources of liability when pursuing damages for work-related injuries. When an employee is […]

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