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DePaolo & Zadeikis Blog Posts

Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim and an Injury Lawsuit Simultaneously
POSTED ON August 12, 2021

When work-related injuries occur, the exclusive remedy rule prohibits injured employees from suing their employers directly. However, workers can file […]

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Why At Least 53 Workers Died in Chicago Last Year
POSTED ON June 10, 2021

Work-related transportation accidents accounted for at least 53 worker deaths in 2019. Illinois workers employed in construction and mining jobs […]

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How Long Can I Receive Benefits for a Work Injury?
POSTED ON June 04, 2021

The length of time a worker can receive workers’ compensation benefits depends on the type of work-related injury or illness […]

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Amazon Workers at Risk
POSTED ON April 05, 2021

Amazon workers in Chicago face numerous dangers while working in warehouses or delivering packages, but Illinois Workers’ Compensation laws may […]

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Carpenters at Risk
POSTED ON February 16, 2021

Carpentry work is a skilled, lucrative trade that is in demand, but it comes with high risks for injuries from […]

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Workers’ Compensation Liens in Third-Party Lawsuits
POSTED ON January 20, 2021

Workers’ compensation liens are linked to money owed for personal injury lawsuits and remain in place until the money is […]

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Injured at a Business Conference? Multiple Parties May Be Liable
POSTED ON December 16, 2020

When a guest is injured at a business conference, he or she may be able to recover compensation by filing […]

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The Hidden Dangers of Cosmetology Occupations
POSTED ON December 04, 2020

Cosmetologists are exposed to a variety of workplace hazards that may endanger personal safety and cause serious health conditions with long-term […]

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Halloween Injuries in the Workplace: Are They Covered?
POSTED ON October 05, 2020

Under Illinois law, if an employee is attending an event at the request of his/her employer, and being paid for […]

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Fall Protection Mistakes to Avoid
POSTED ON May 13, 2020

Workers can prevent workplace falls that result in serious injuries by using common sense and following workplace safety rules. Ignoring […]

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