Big Business Claims Changes Not Enough as Injured Workers Lose Rights

On June 28, 2011, the legislature enacted changes to Illinois’ century-old workers’ compensationsystem in an attempt to decrease the workers’ compensation insurance premiums that employers pay. Ever since then, there has been much scrutiny over the effectiveness of these changes and whether or not they create a better business environment in Illinois. However, one important>> Read More

Recent Changes to the Illinois Workers Compensation Act and You: Choice of Doctor

Following the end of the Illinois legislative session on May 31, 2011, Big Business calls for sweeping changes to the states century-old workers compensation system were met with a number of measures approved by both the House and Senate that are aimed at reducing costs, albeit at the expense of the injured workers and various>> Read More

Illinois Representative Proposes Amendment to Abolish Workers Compensation System

After proposals to change the Illinois workers compensation system at the expense of the rights of injured workers stalled during the recent January veto session, at least one Illinois lawmaker is considering the nuclear option: completely abolish the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission. State Representative John Bradley, D-Marion, has filed an amendment to House Bill 1032>> Read More

Illinois Workers Compensation Attorney Obtains Multiple Six-Figure Settlements

Attorney James B. Hardy of Goldberg, Weisman, Cairo recently obtained a $199,000.00 Workers Compensation settlement for a 60 year old Polish immigrant truck driver involved in a weather-related collision resulting in multiple injuries which concluded with a two-level cervical spine fusion surgery. Following months of extensive physical therapy, the injured worker was given permanent restrictions>> Read More

Recent Article Confirms Troubling Trend For Workers

When economic times in America get tough, one undeserved group always gets caught up in the negative attention: labor. In a January article , the New Yorker pointed out a growing anti-labor sentiment in America. As the article discussed, sixty percent of Americans surveyed in a recent poll stated that Unions had too much power.>> Read More

Illinois Workers Compensation Reform on the Horizon

Many of our clients and friends are aware that the Illinois legislature recently considered a pro-business, anti-worker, and anti-union workers compensation bill during the veto session in January. With intense lobbying by so many people concerned about this damaging legislation we were able to hold off a vote on this terrible bill. Frankly, all of>> Read More

GWC Attorney Secures Compensation for Injured Bus Driver

Raul V. Rodriguez, a workers compensation attorney at GWC Injury Lawyers, recently obtained a favorable ruling for his client when the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission ruled that benefits should be paid to a bus company employee who was injured on a school stairway in-between bus routes. In order to make a successful claim for workers>> Read More