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November 2019

Home Depot disputes shopper’s complaint, argues plaintiff’s negligence led to injuries

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A customer alleges he was injured after being hit by poorly stacked wood during a visit to The Home Depot in Collinsville. Home Depot argues the customer contributed to the incident because of his own negligence. Mitchell Adams filed suit in Madison County Circuit Court, alleging he suffered injuries when he was struck by the wooden planks as he walked…

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Workers’ Compensation Medical Payments in Illinois Higher Compared with Other Study States

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The average medical payment per claim with more than seven days of lost time in Illinois was more than 15 percent higher than the median of 18 states studied, according to a recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). For 2017 claims (at 12 months), the average medical payment per workers’ compensation claim was 15 percent higher than…

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Slips, falls lead to highest comp payouts in retail: AmTrust

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Retail industry workers miss an average of 24 days of work due to injuries, according to a report released Thursday by AmTrust Financial Services Inc. The average loss due to injury paid to retail workers is $11,641 for men and $7,030 for women, according to New York-based AmTrust’s Retail Risk Report, which analyzed 20,000 workers compensation insurance claims from its…

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Worker injuries, illnesses unchanged in 2018: BLS

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Nonfatal occupational illnesses and injuries held steady in 2018, marking the first time since 2009 that they did not decline, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. Private employers reported 900,380 occupational injuries or illnesses that caused a worker to miss a day of work in 2018, and 2.8 instances of occupational illnesses or injuries per 100 full-time equivalent workers…

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Worker sacked one week after suffering workplace injury, compensation claim, suit says

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A worker claims his employment was terminated after he made a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Lyle Tonnon, who currently lives in Green Bay, Wisc., filed suit Sept. 30 against Belleville company Royalty Tech following his termination on Feb. 27, a week after he suffered a workplace injury. Tonnon is seeking more than $50,000 in damages, plus other amounts including…

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Bicyclist suffered serious injuries after crashing into steel gate cable lying on road, lawsuit alleges

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A bicyclist claims he suffered serious injuries after crashing into a steel gate cable lying across a road. Brian Ewing filed suit Oct. 2 against the owner of a parcel of land that allegedly allowed the cable and wood post to become detached from the rest of the gate. The plaintiff filed suit against Paul D. Nance and a family…

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Company Fined Nearly $1.6M After 4 Workers Killed in Illinois Plant Explosion

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Federal workplace safety officials have levied $1,591,176 in penalties against a silicon chemical products manufacturer after four employees suffered fatal injuries in an explosion and fire at the company’s Waukegan, Illinois, plant on May 3, 2019 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) also cited AB Specialty Silicones LLC for 12 willful federal safety violations and…

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Comp benefits paid to workers continue decline: Study

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Workers compensation benefits paid to injured workers continue to decline, although covered employment and wages have continued to rise, according to study released Thursday by the National Academy of Social Insurance. In 2017, $62 billion in workers compensation benefits were paid, but medical benefits declined nearly 20% between 2013 and 2017 and cash benefits declined just under 17% in this…

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