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Blog Category: Police & Fire

Police & Fire

Attention Firefighters: Expanded Benefits in Illinois

Last month the Illinois Legislature amended the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act to expand benefits for firefighters in Illinois by including MRSA infections as being presumed to be caused by workplace exposure.

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Police & Fire

New Law Doubles Benefits for Law Enforcement killed on duty

Last week, House Bill 2028 became law drastically increasing benefits paid to the families of our law enforcement officers and firefighters tragically killed while in the line of duty. This is such an important and well deserved change.

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Police & Fire

I have heard of the “Heart and Lung Act,” but what is it?

I have had several firefighters, EMTs and paramedics ask me if they can get compensation for their heart or lung disease under “the new Heart and Lung Act.”

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Workers' Comp, Police & Fire

First Responders Injured Off The Clock

Are our first responders entitled to workers’ compensation benefits when they are injured while providing help in their official capacity while off the clock?

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