By Donald W. Fohrman
28 Apr, 2020
On April 13, 2020, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) enacted an emergency rule which is designed to protect essential employees should they become ill with COVID 19. The rule creates a “rebuttable presumption” that if an essential employee contracts COVID 19, the contraction occurred during-the-course of his or her employment.

What Are Other Types Of Repetitive Stress Injury?

By Donald W. Fohrman
13 Jul, 2022
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, while being the most common, is only one type of Repetitive Stress Injury. There are three basic categories of RSI: Repetitive Stress Injuries involving nerves: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, ulnar nerve compression at the elbow and wrist Repetitive Stress Injuries involving tendons, muscles and soft tissues: bursitis, myositis, rotator cuff […]

Union Construction Sites Found Safer Than Non-Union Sites

By Donald W. Fohrman
13 Jul, 2022
Unionized construction workers in at least one major US city are significantly safer than non-union workers, according to an analysis of Occupational Safety And Health Administration data. The analysis by the New York Committee for Health (NYCOSH), showed that OSHA inspectors found 76% of the unionized city construction sites examined over one seven month period […]
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Methods For Resolving Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Donald W. Fohrman
13 Jul, 2022
There are only two methods for resolving a claim: LUMP SUM SETTLEMENT– A Lump Sum settlement provides for the payment of a fixed sum of money to a claimant. The dollar amount of the settlement is determined by negotiations between a representative (adjustor or attorney) of the insurance company and yourself or your attorney. The […]

Role Of Attorneys In The Workers’ Compensation Claim Process

By Donald W. Fohrman
13 Jul, 2022
Do I need an attorney to handle my Workers’ Compensation claim? A. In every Workers’ Compensation claim, there is a qualified attorney who has the sole responsibility of advising the insurance company adjustor on how to reduce or minimize the amount of benefits you receive. By retaining an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney, you are simply […]
Role Of Attorneys In The Workers’ Compensation Claim Process

Working Women

By Donald W. Fohrman
13 Jul, 2022
Unfortunately, working women, continuing to battle unequal pay, glass ceilings and various forms of discrimination in the workplace, are now having to endure the financial and physical consequences of developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in significantly greater numbers than men. The U.S. Supreme Court, in four recent decisions sought to define the employers responsibility for handling […]
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