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March is National Ladder Safety Month

Each year, over 100 people die in ladder-related accidents and thousands suffer from disabling injuries at work and home. Without better safety planning, training, and innovation in product design, we will continue to see fatalities resulting from ladder falls. To promote the safe use of these tools, the American Ladder Institute (ALI) has designated March […]

Worksite Accident Results in Death

In an unfortunate work site accident, a 58-year-old Mansfield man was killed. The preliminary autopsy results indicate the cause of death was blunt force injuries that were received when a large front-end loader struck the deceased while being backed up. The sheriff’s office was called to the accident site at about 8:40 a.m. and, according […]

Sandy Loeb Received Leading Lawyers Recognitions

One of our partners at Spiros Law, P.C., Sandy Loeb, was recognized as being among the Top 100 Downstate Illinois Leading Consumer Lawyers, as well as being a part of the Top 10 Downstate Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyers. In the Leading Lawyers May 2019 edition, Sandy was interviewed and written about, revealing achievements from her […]

Spiros attorney Sandra Loeb wins temporary disability appeal on behalf of client in Champaign

This week, partner, Sandra Loeb of Spiros Law helped an injured worker in Champaign recover an additional $13,446.79 in temporary disability benefits in a successful appeal of a worker’s compensation claim. At Spiros Law, our experienced worker’s compensation attorneys believe in helping our clients recover the rightful compensation they deserve even if it means going […]

Governor Rauner proposes measures seeking to improve business

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner recently presented proposed amendments to the state’s workers’ compensation system that aim to “rebalance the fee schedule to find savings while protecting access to quality care and still compensating providers fairly.” This has spurred the state House of Representatives Democratic Caucus to draft specific resolutions to make this possible. “While we […]

Florida workers’ compensation panel asks for creation of drug formulary

A state workers’ compensation advisory panel, called the Three-Member Panel, voted on Wednesday, January 4 to ask the Florida Legislature to look into creating a drug formulary to keep medical costs in check. The panel lays down policies on reimbursements and payment levels for health care providers, pharmacists, and medical suppliers who work with workers’ […]

Madigan shares thoughts on state workers’ compensation status

Illinois House of Representatives Speaker Michael J. Madigan’s spokesperson, Steve Brown, has repeatedly said that insurance companies in the state are hoarding cost savings. There has yet to be concrete proof of anti-trust violations, including violations of provisions of the Sherman Act of 1890, the Clayton Act of 1914, and the Federal Trade Commission Act […]

TV and movie sets prone to workplace accidents

John Suttles, a truck driver, is one person unrecognized on the list of people who made The Avengers possible. Suttles died in an accident during shooting the $1.5 billion movie. Yearly, workers on both sides of the camera are exposed to injuries as they try to deliver quality entertainment that also seeks high ratings on the big screen. […]

More Bad News for the Illinois Business Scene

According to the 2016 Oregon Workers’ Compensation Premium Rate Ranking study, Illinois was ranked as the most expensive state in the Midwest in terms of workers’ compensation costs, and is tied with Oklahoma as the seventh-most expensive state in the United States. Aside from that, the study reveals that Illinois is not an attractive site […]

Illinois works on modernizing workers’ compensation filing systems

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission is embarking on an endeavor to modernize 40-year-old paper filing systems; one lawyer said that such a move will bring only minimal improvements to the system as a whole, however. Gene Keefe, a 30-year practitioner of civil litigation, is optimistic that the plan to invest in updated technology translates to […]