Your job is your livelihood, and being injured on the job can be especially disheartening and challenging. The losses you experience as a result can make moving forward toward renewed health and well-being exceptionally difficult, which is why having an experienced workplace injury attorney in Chicago on your side is always well advised.
If you work construction, it probably comes as no surprise to you that it is one of the most dangerous industries out there. In fact, the following information shared by OSHA is sobering:
If you suffer a workplace injury, your claim will go through workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation insurance is designed to balance the rights of employers and employees and to take fault – for the most part – out of the equation. This means that if you are injured at work, you can file a workers’ compensation claim without worrying about having to prove your employer’s fault in the matter. At the same time, your employer can keep his or her business running smoothly without having to fear being brought down by multiple, by back-to-back, or even by one especially serious personal injury lawsuit.
In your workers’ comp claim, you can seek compensation for your medical expenses (although not every such cost will necessarily be covered) and your lost earnings (to a specific percentage and for a specific amount of time). In other words, the less-robust coverage is part of the balance struck by the workers’ compensation system.
Yes, there is a workers’ compensation system in place, but this does not mean that you will automatically receive the compensation to which you are entitled and that you need. Workers’ compensation insurance providers are for-profit businesses that are heavily invested in their profits, which makes protecting your claim and your just compensation from the outset imperative. The best way to accomplish this important task includes all the following:
The seasoned workplace injury attorneys at Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd. – proudly serving Chicago – recognize the serious nature of your claim and are committed to skillfully advocating for its optimal outcome (and for your fullest recovery). We’re on your side, so please don’t wait to contact us for more information today.