Are common, everyday injuries covered by workers' comp if the actions are associated with an individual's' work duties? (Photo: Shutterstock) Are common, everyday injuries covered by workers’ comp if the actions are associated with an individual’s’ work duties? (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that an employee’s injuries from common everyday activities, such as bending, kneeling, and reaching, are compensable under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act if the employee might reasonably be expected to perform those actions incidental to their assigned duties.

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