If you’ve been hurt on the job, regaining your health, well-being, and income flow is imperative, and workers’ compensation is your best path forward. Workers’ comp claims, however, are complicated, and without the professional legal counsel of an experienced workers’ comp attorney in Chicago, obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled can be challenging.
Your employer is required to provide you – and all employees – with workers’ compensation coverage. Workers’ compensation is designed to protect and balance the rights of both employees and employers. You are covered by insurance in the event that you are injured on the job, and your employer is protected from personal injury claims being levied against the business every time an employee is injured. In the process, you give up the right to sue your employer for your comprehensive losses (except under extreme circumstances), and your employer gives up the right to deny your coverage. Workers’ compensation has the added advantage – for employees – of providing coverage from the start (there is no waiting period before coverage begins).
If you are injured on the job, your workers’ compensation coverage includes the following:
In other words, your compensation is less robust than it would be in a personal injury claim, which is another element of that balance referenced above.
While it’s true that you are covered by workers’ compensation, this does not mean that obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled is going to be a straightforward process. The fact is that the workers’ comp insurance company – like any other insurance company – is driven by profits, which means that it will do what it can to limit your settlement amount. There are, however, certain steps you can take to help ensure you receive just compensation, including:
The focused workers’ comp attorneys at Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd., in Chicago dedicate their impressive practice to skillfully defending the legal rights of clients like you – in pursuit of favorable case resolutions. To learn more about how we can also help you, please do not hesitate to contact us today.