Workers' compensation is not a fault-based system and is premised on the idea that "the burdens of caring for the casualties of an industry should be borne by industry and not by the individuals whose misfortunes arise out of the industry … ," Supreme Court of Illinois (1954). Some questions about workers' compensation that Joe frequently answers for his clients are found below.



What are the tax consequences for my Workers' Compensation benefits?


What if my employer's Workers' Compensation insurance carrier offers me a lump sum payment?


What is the difference between a personal injury lawsuit and a Workers' Compensation claim?


What other areas of law might apply?

In addition to injury claims, injured employees will often have issues involving other fields of law including, but not limited to: