Will County, IL Worker’s Compensation Attorneys
Bolingbrook Lawyers For Workers Comp Claim Assistance
Both federal and state laws require employers to provide a sanitary and safe workplace to avoid illnesses and injuries among employees. However, despite these strict workplace regulations, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that approximately 3,000,000 workers sustained injury or illness on the job in 2012 alone, while an additional 4,383 died from workplace incidents. In order to provide relief for employees and their families for work-related medical conditions, Illinois has a no-fault workers compensation program. “No-fault” means that Illinois workers do not have to show that the accident or illness was someone else’s fault in order to qualify for workers compensation benefits.
Though workers compensation helps many ill or injured employees, filing a claim can be a complicated process. Many people make mistakes that can limit the amount of benefits received or even completely disqualify someone from receiving benefits at all. For this reason, if you have been injured at work, it is always important to consult with a Will County worker’s compensation lawyer who can guide you through every step of the process to try to ensure you receive the full amount you deserve.
Common Work-Related illnesses and Injuries
Some jobs involve greater risk of injury or illness than others. However, even office workers may sustain injuries or fall ill due to office building conditions. Some of the more common work-related ailments include:
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Repetitive strain injuries and cumulative trauma injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or tendinitis
- Over exertion
- Being struck by a falling object
- Falls from heights, such as scaffolding or ladders
- Inhalation of toxins
- Chemical burns
Some of these injuries may be minor and others may cause permanent disability or may be fatal. Regardless of the severity of your injury, you deserve to be properly compensated.
Joliet Workers Compensation Law Firm can Help you Receive Benefits
Even if you should qualify to receive worker’s compensation benefits, your employer and its insurance company may try to save money by minimizing the amount you receive. There are a number of different tactics employers may use to limit benefits, such as claiming you committed a procedural error or using company-mandated medical professionals to claim your injury or illness is less serious. The experienced attorneys at the Mevorah Law Offices LLC know how to fight for your rights to make sure your employer does not wrongfully limit your benefits.
Our attorneys will work to get you the benefits you deserve, including the costs of all needed medical care, lost wages for recovery time away from work, ongoing benefits for permanent disabilities, compensation for severe disfigurements or impairments, and death benefits to the surviving families of workers killed on the job.
Contact a Will County Workers Compensation Lawyer Today
If you have suffered a work-related illness or injury, you do not want to risk losing some or all of the worker’s compensation benefits to which you are entitled. Do not hesitate to contact the experienced worker’s compensation attorneys at Mevorah Law Offices LLC for help throughout the workers compensation process.