General contractors should be aware that simply paying workers’ compensation insurance premiums for a subcontractor will not provide them with the exclusive remedy protection under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. The Illinois Supreme Court confirmed that the exclusive remedy provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Act (820 ILCS 305/5(a), 11) do not extend to a general […]
Anticipating the legal implications of design-build methods of construction
A new method of construction delivery has developed to accommodate the needs of owners, designers and contractors. Traditional design-bid-build methods that have been the mainstay in construction are giving way to a design-build method. Lawyers practicing in the area of construction law must be aware of the legal implications this change creates for their clients.