Workers’ Compensation in Illinois
As you know, workers’ compensation laws allow employees to seek payment from their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier. In the state of Illinois, you as the employee are protected under the law from termination or harassment for filing a workers’ comp claim. If your employer denies the claim, you may appeal your claim to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission can compel an employer to pay out claims, but appeals to the Commission are most successful with proper representation from a workers’ compensation attorney.
An experienced attorney can also counsel you if you haven’t suffered an injury but are concerned about the safety at your workplace. Even if you have already contacted the Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a qualified attorney can help you navigate the legalities of safety code violations and employment law.
I’ve been injured at work. What do I do now?
The aftereffects of any physical injury can have devastating effects on your and your family. If you have been injured on the job, here are three steps to take following the accident:
- First, seek medical attention for your wounds. Do not shrug off the accident as an “occupational hazard” without getting proper care from a medical professional.
- Next, take note of anything you remember about the accident and, if possible, get pictures of the site.
- Call a workers’ compensation attorney. My experience and insight into these cases will help you in the course of your case. If you weren’t able to obtain pictures of the scene, it’s okay. I will conduct a thorough investigation of the site and supply any pictures necessary for your case.
Filing a workers’ compensation claim can be confusing, and if your employer won’t pay out your claim, you may not know the steps to appeal. With my skills at work for you, we can get your claim settled and your family is taken care of.
If you believe you have a workers’ compensation case, do not hesitate to seek counsel. Let me guide you through the process of filing a claim and pushing for the highest maximum settlement for your claim. You deserve to be taken care of, and I am here to make sure you are. Reach out to me for help today.