What makes us the best workers compensation lawyers in Chicago? We have vast experience and a track record of winning workers compensation claims. We have succeeded in ensuring that our clients who are injured at work get the money they deserve. When those clients have been permanently injured, we have made sure that their permanent needs are met and that the wage loss they suffer is paid by the workers compensation carrier. If the initial arbitrator’s decision is erroneous, we do not hesitate to fight your case through the Commission, Circuit Court, and Appellate Court levels.
We don’t quit. We are not out to make a quick buck. We treat our clients like we would want to be treated. Because of that, many of our cases come from referrals from former clients. Our Google reviews speak for themselves. By working with one of the best workers’ compensation lawyers in Chicago, you help protect your rights and your rightful compensation.
If you’ve been injured on the job, you very likely have a wide range of questions about what comes next, including:
The answers to these questions encompass the basics of workers’ compensation, and better understanding these answers can help you better protect your rights and your workers’ compensation claim.
The best way to answer each of the questions you have with credible, professional information that takes the unique specifics of your case into account, is by consulting with an experienced Chicago workers’ compensation attorney early on in the process. Your claim is far too important to leave to chance – or to the discretion of the workers’ comp insurance company.
Workers’ compensation insurance is something of a compromise for employers and employees alike. Employers protect themselves from immense liability by covering their employees for injuries sustained on the job – regardless of who is at fault for those injuries. You, as an employee, gain the assurance of being covered for injuries sustained on the job – without regard to who is at fault – but you give up the right to sue the company that employs you directly even if it is directly responsible for those injuries.
Workers’ compensation covers injured workers’ medical expenses that are directly related to the accident on the job and covers a percentage of their resulting lost wages. This, in a nutshell, answers the basic questions related to workers’ compensation, but there is naturally a lot more to it than this alone.
If your injury was caused or exacerbated by the negligence of an entity other than your employer or yourself, you may be able to file a third-party personal injury claim against the at-fault third party for compensation that better covers your full range of damages, including pain and suffering. For example, if you are a construction worker – one of the most dangerous occupations – and are injured on the job as a result of the property owner’s negligence, rather than your employer’s, you may have a viable third-party claim.
Workers’ compensation claims are complicated, but the dedicated workers’ compensation lawyers at Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd., in Chicago have extensive experience successfully helping clients like you obtain compensation that covers their losses – in their entirety. Your rights matter, so please do not hesitate to contact us for more information today.