Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, LTD. in Chicago, Illinois, defend the legal rights of Illinois workers who suffer injuries while acting within the scope of their employment. The workers’ compensation claim procedures are confusing, and an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you navigate the complexities of this area of employment law with confidence and skill.
Employees throughout all sectors in Illinois may suffer injuries during the scope of their employment. Typical workplace injuries include the following:
Transportation, agriculture, warehousing, and construction are some of the most dangerous professional fields in Illinois. Employees working in these sectors suffer serious bodily injury at a higher rate than in other professions. However, injuries can happen in any type of workplace.
Injured employees can receive many different types of benefits under Illinois law. Employees may be eligible to receive death benefits, vocational training, and medical benefits. Also, employees may receive temporary total disability or permanent partial disability.
Some employees may receive two-thirds of their average wages for missed work. Other employees may be too severely injured to ever return to work again, and permanent partial disability allows them to receive financial compensation. Having an experienced workers’ compensation attorney represent you during the claims process can help you demonstrate the nature of your injuries and the corresponding monetary costs.
Our attorneys can help you receive the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to under the law. You need to have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney on your side to deal with independent medical examinations and other roadblocks in your claim. These are tools used by employers and insurance companies to analyze and possibly challenge the treatment an employee receives due to a workplace injury.
If you do not have adequate legal representation, you might not be able to obtain the financial compensation you need to pay for your medical costs. Choosing to represent yourself in the workers’ compensation claim process can have a profound influence on the amount of your workers’ compensation benefits.
Employees need to notify their employer immediately after any workplace injury occurs. If an employee becomes unconscious after the injury, then he or she still needs to notify the employer orally or in writing as soon as they can. Employees can file a formal workers’ compensation claim with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.
Employees are required under Illinois law to notify a supervisor or boss within 45 days of any workplace injury. If an employee does not report the injury within 45 days of the date of the injury, then the employer can deny or dispute the claim. If you wait too long to file your workers’ compensation claim, you may never obtain the benefits you deserve.
You need an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer in Chicago to help you remain strong and confident when insurance companies and employers attempt to discredit the validity of your claims. Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, LTD. can help you file a worker’s compensation claim and represent you through every step of the process. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case.