Workers’ Comp Attorneys in Chicago

Workers’ Comp Attorneys in Chicago

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. 

Workers’ Compensation Insurance

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).

Your Compensation

If you are injured on the job, your workers’ compensation coverage includes the following:

  • Your covered medical expenses (that are deemed necessary)
  • Your lost income (at a specific percentage of your wages)

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. 

Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Workers’ Comp Claim

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:

  • Seek the medical attention you need as soon after the accident as possible. Serious injuries can be slow to manifest with symptoms, which means that, even if you don’t think you’ve been badly injured, seeing a doctor (and following his or her instructions and advice) is well advised. 
  • Let your employer, manager, and/or supervisor know about your work-related injury as soon as you are able to do so. 
  • Consult with a dedicated workers’ compensation attorney at your earliest opportunity. 
  • Keep a low profile on social media and refrain from talking about your accident and injuries (the insurance company is keenly interested in your posts and comments and will use them to its own advantage if at all possible).

Don’t Wait to Consult with An Experienced Workers’ Comp Attorney in Chicago

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.

If you have been injured in a personal injury or work-related accident, do not hesitate to contact our office at (312) 332-5400

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