Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Following a workplace accident — or months or even years of job-related pain that you can no longer endure — you deserve assurance that you won’t be left alone to deal with the medical and financial consequences.
Workers’ compensation exists to provide financial help to people who are prevented from working because of job-related injuries. In some cases, it is also possible to file third-party negligence claims against contractors, subcontractors or equipment manufacturers whose negligence contributed to an injury. Our firm is one of relatively few in Chicagoland that both help people with Illinois workers’ compensation claims and pursue third-party claims when negligence played a part in a client’s injury.
Construction workers are exposed to some of the greatest risk among all workers, but anyone can be injured in a work accident requiring a workers’ compensation claim. Call our Chicago office to learn how a work injury lawyer can help you get fair compensation for your injuries.
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One of the biggest reasons people find workers’ compensation claims so overwhelming is the sheer amount of paperwork involved. It can be difficult to keep track of medical bills and evaluations while trying to focus on rehabilitation and recovery. With our firm, you will have a legal team whose priority is managing your claim so you can attend to your health and well-being.
We also know Illinois workers’ compensation law inside and out. We help people in all industries. While construction accidents are among the most common sources of workers’ comp claims, anyone can fall victim to serious injuries, including:
By carefully preparing and reviewing your medical records and treatment plan, we can ensure that you are in the best position to receive compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, and if necessary, for permanent disability and vocational training as well.
Common Reasons for Workplace Injuries
Workplace injuries vary depending on the industry. However, there are several common reasons for workplace injuries that span all industries.
- Inferior equipment
- Little or no enforcement of federal safety guidelines
- Lack of worker training
- Employer negligence
- High risk of accidents
Regardless of the reason for a workplace accident, employees are granted the legal right to seek workers compensation. Here are a few examples of the workplace injuries that should trigger the
filing of workers compensation claim:
- Severe burns
- Fractured bones
- Sprained ligaments
- Brain trauma
- Damaged spinal column
- Nerve Damage
What You Need to Know about Workers Compensation:
Enacted into law to offer financial relief for employees that suffer work-related injuries, the
Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act requires workers that are injured on the job to file a claim
with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation commission (IWCC). The workers’ compensation
system created in Illinois does not require a worker to prove an employer caused a work-related injury. Instead, you have three years from the date of a workplace injury to file a claim with the IWCC.
Has your claim been denied or your benefits cut off? Our team of experienced attorneys can appeal your claim.
In Tough Cases, An Experienced Workers’ Comp Lawyer Can Be Your Best Resource
Unfortunately, not all workers’ compensation cases are easily resolved. The more money that’s at stake, the more likely it is that the employer and the workers’ compensation insurance company will fight the claim, delay payment, or try to minimize compensation.
That’s where we come in.
We have successfully represented Illinois workers’ compensation claimants in a wide range of cases, from disputes over minor injuries to claims in excess of $1 million. Some of the workers’ compensation cases we’ve handled involved:
- Disputed claims
- Access to necessary medical treatment
- Increases in weekly Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits
- Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) for clients who have returned to work but are earning less
- Paid job searches
- Vocational retraining to lighter duty work
- Weekly maintenance benefits during job searches and vocational retraining
- Cumulative and repetitive trauma claims
- Decreased wages and wage loss for clients whose injuries diminish earning capacity
- Maximum Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)
- Permanent Total Disability (PTD) benefits for those unable to return to work after an injury
- New home construction or modification for disabled workers
- Wheelchair vans and other necessary equipment
Regardless of the nature or size of your workers’ compensation claim, we’re here for you every step of the way. Our goal is always to ensure that you receive the best medical care available and the best possible settlement or award.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
Workers’ compensation in Illinois is a no-fault system, meaning you have every reason to seek legal help to obtain compensation for your injuries. If you are dissatisfied with the status of your claim, you have the right to change lawyers.
Arrange a free consultation with workers’ compensation attorney John S. Eliasik. We represent workers throughout Chicagoland.
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