TX - Firefighters Want Benefits if Sickened in Pandemic
Firefighters in one Texas city are urging officials to accept COVID-19 claims as compensable, work-related injuries, even without a statewide presumption law.
Although no firefighters in Bryan, Texas, have been diagnosed with the disease, they told the City Council Tuesday night that they are concerned that claims won't be covered as the virus...
IL - CompFile 2.0 to Launch Wednesday, Allowing E-Filing of Settlements and More
The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, once criticized for lagging behind other states on the use of technology for filing and proceedings, has launched a new version of its e-filing system, replete with instructional webinars.
Starting next Wednesday, attorneys can draft, sign, submit and receive approval of settlement contracts throu...
NATL. - Wisconsin Still Reports Highest Incident Rate in Midwest
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Wisconsin had the highest injury rate among Midwestern states in 2018 while Illinois had the lowest, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said in a new report.
The annual report looked at nine Midwestern states and found little change from the previous year. In both 2017 and 2018, Wisconsin had an incident rate of 3.6 cases per 100 full-t...
IL - Office of the Future? Building Redesigned to Reduce Virus Claims
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It may seem an expensive way to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and related injury claims, but office developers in Chicago are hoping a new building design will do just that.
The $26 million Fulton East, set to open later this summer, will be one of the first office buildings in the country designed and redesigned with contagion concern...