Medical bills, chronic pain, permanent disability, lost wages, fear for the future – these are just some of the issues a worker may face after suffering an on-the-job injury or illness. Workers’ compensation benefits might help, but how is an ordinary person supposed to figure out how much they deserve and how to get it?
How an Experienced Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Help.
You may be wondering if your injury or illness is considered a work-related injury according to Illinois Workers’ Compensation law.
Most injuries that occur at work are covered by the employer’s worker’s comp insurance. In fact, employers are required by law to buy insurance or to be self-insured. An experienced lawyer can review all the details of your case, assess your injuries, and let you know whether you have a valid claim or not.
Has your employer or its insurance company asked you for information you don’t feel comfortable giving them?
Workers’ compensation fraud is a growing problem. Your employer’s insurance company has the right to certain information to make sure your claim is valid and your medical treatments are related to a valid work-related accident. However, there are limits to what they are allowed to ask for. A lawyer who knows compensation law can protect you from inappropriate requests for information.
Worst case scenario? Maybe you just received a letter from your employer with the bad news that your claim has been denied.
Negotiating with insurance companies takes skill and is best done by an attorney who knows the system. Someone who has supported injured workers for years has the right skills and experience to deal with a rejected workers’ comp claim.
The good news is that you can appeal a denial of benefits by filing a claim with the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission. But pursuing a claim through the Commission can be confusing and time-consuming. Evidence supporting your need for benefits like medical treatments, rehabilitation, and lost wages must be gathered and defended against attacks from the other side. Only someone who knows the procedures, law, and regulations can do this.
Don’t let decisions made by your employer or an insurance claims administrator determine your future. Know your rights and protect yourself by talking to a lawyer with the skills needed to get you the advice you need and the financial recovery you deserve.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
We’re here to help you through the workers’ compensation process. Schedule a free initial consultation with Osvaldo Rodriguez, a lawyer with over 20 years’ experience representing people like you. Just call us at 708-716-3441 or fill out the Contact form on our website.
Mr. Rodriguez is fluent in both Spanish and English.
We represent clients throughout the state of Illinois, including Cook, DuPage, Will, and Kane Counties.