Workers’ Compensation Laws Too Restrictive for Mine Workers

By Donald W. Fohrman
6 May, 2013
Officials announced Friday that a study was going to be conducted into why coal miners decline free x-rays to check for black lung disease. According to the National Institute for Occupation Safety and Health several states have low rates of participation by coal miners with fewer than one-third choosing to receive the free x-ray. Steve Earle with the […]
Workers' Compensation Laws Too Restrictive for Mine Workers

Doctor Proposes Nonpartisan Workers’ Compensation Research Center

By Donald W. Fohrman
6 May, 2013
Dr. David Fletcher, an Illinois occupational medicine specialist, has asked the University of Illinois to help establish a new source of impartial information and research on Illinois Workers' Compensation issues.
Doctor Proposes Nonpartisan Workers' Compensation Research Center

Berwyn Firefighters Workers’ Compensation

By Donald W. Fohrman
6 May, 2013
Berwyn mayor stops firefighters from exercising while on duty Citing the rising cost of workers’ compensation claims from city workers, Berwyn Mayor Michael O’Connor has made the decision to ban firefighters from using exercising equipment while on duty. According to O’Connor, Berwyn has paid $6 million in claims for all municipal departments. Stephen Petergal, 51, […]
Berwyn Firefighters Workers' Compensation

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Market During Recession

By Donald W. Fohrman
6 May, 2013
Recession expected to have mixed impact on Workers’ Compensation insurance market Harry Shuford, the chief economist at the National Council on Compensation insurance moderated a panel of insurance industry leaders. The panel addressed the issue of the effect the recession would have on Workers’ Compensation. The panel concluded that a recession tends to place downward pressure on […]
Chicago Workers Compensation Lawyer Donald Fohrman Discusses Budget Impact on Injured Workers

$6.2 million Workers’ Compensation settlement against Sears

By Donald W. Fohrman
6 May, 2013
A Federal court recently approved a ADA payout by Sears in the amount of $6.2 million. The EEOC filed a lawsuit against Sears alleging that the Sears' policy of terminating employees instead of providing them with a reasonable accommodation for their disabilities was in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
$6.2 million Workers' Compensation settlement against Sears
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