Back Injury At Work
Many lower back injuries occur suddenly, when a worker is lifting something and his or her back just simply gives out. Others develop over time, and workers may have little clue as to the cause but nevertheless now live with significant pain. If you suspect you have suffered a back injury at work, the specific cause matters less than ensuring you receive compensation for your inability to work.
At our firm, we strive to make the workers’ compensation process in Illinois less confusing and more rewarding for our clients. We only handle workers’ comp in Chicagoland, and attorney John S. Eliasik has developed experience negotiating with insurance companies, appearing before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) and trying third-party injury claims in court over more than 17 years. He and our legal team are committed to making sure that if you have suffered a work-related injury, the workers’ compensation process does what it is designed to do: provide financial help when you need it most.
Our Goal: Maximize Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits
For every workers’ compensation case we take, we develop a strategy that involves continuous medical evaluation and treatment, and fully documenting the nature and extent of a client’s injury. By establishing a clear record, we increase the likelihood that a compensation claim will be approved the first time around, and also better position our client in the event we have to appeal an adverse ruling.
We know how much our clients depend on their paychecks and how vital workers’ comp benefits become when they are unable to work. Because we understand when it is best to propose a settlement and when clients are better served continuing treatment to see if they have yet to reach maximum medical improvement (MMI), we best serve our clients’ long-term financial interests. Since we are also experienced handling cases before the IWCC, our clients also have peace of mind that our firm is committed to their cases if and when they must go before the administrative process or even to trial.
If a contractor’s or subcontractor’s negligence caused your work injury, we may also be able to pursue a third-party personal injury claim.
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Contact us today to arrange a confidential, no-fee case evaluation with a lawyer. If you cannot come to our office, Chicago workers’ comp attorney John S. Eliasik will gladly travel to you.