Legal Question in Workers Comp in Illinois

If i got sick and work and vomited and the force from the motions injured my back and am now off work needing injections in my back and MRIs Is that a WOrkmans comp issue or an std

Asked on 1/30/12, 12:45 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Mike Helfand

It's only work comp if something about the job caused you to vomit.

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Answered on 1/30/12, 12:48 pm

Nima Taradji Taradji Law Offices

Why did you vomit? If the cause of it was due to a work related issue, i.e., toxic fumes released on the job site, then yes--it is a worker's comp claim. But, if you ate a bad sandwich at lunch and got yourself sick, you will have a cause of action against the place who sold you the bad food, but likely no worker's compensation claim.

I hope this helps-

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Answered on 1/30/12, 1:45 pm

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