As recorded by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, industries in Illinois with high numbers of injured workers each year include mining, agriculture, forestry, construction, poured concrete foundation and structure contracting, roofing, plumbing and heating contracting, food manufacturing, paperboard container manufacturing, machinery manufacturing, justice, public order and corrections and education and commercial banking. (Source: BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses or SOII, 2013).

Workers injured on the job while employed by companies in Illinois, or who are working on job sites in Illinois, are entitled to seek medical and weekly cash benefits through their employers' workers' compensation plan.

Judicial review of Illinois workers' comp claims is administered by the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, which adjudicates decisions regarding approval of claims and denied claims appeals. Understanding the claims process, filing and reporting requirements are critical components to getting your claim approved.

Working with an approved medical provider, gathering reports and records and meeting deadlines can be a source of ongoing frustration, particularly when you are trying to recover from a debilitating injury or work-related disability or illness. Call us for help.

Workers' Comp Claims And Appeals | Third-Party Liability Claims

Turn to Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O'Neil, LLC, for help with every aspect of your workers' comp claim. We are a team of effective workers' compensation claims attorneys with a record of successful initial claims and appeals. Every workers' compensation case receives detailed scrutiny to determine whether a third-party liability case applies. If a manufacturer, subcontractor or other person or entity other than the employer was negligent, we are prepared to bring a personal injury claim. Any financial resources obtainable through a third-party liability claim will be completely separate from — and in addition to — workers' compensation benefits.

We offer a Request Free Case Evaluation to evaluate the merits of your on-the-job injury case and explain our services to help you get the benefits you are counting on. From offices in Chicago and Geneva, our firm provides complete claims services for injured workers filing in the Chicago metropolitan area and Northern Illinois. Call us at 630-232-7450 or contact the office by email or fax to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Chicago, Illinois, attorneys.

Illinois workers' compensation benefits* include:

  • Medical care that is reasonably required to cure or relieve the employee of the effects of the injury
  • Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits while the employee is off work, recovering from the injury
  • For injuries that occur on or after Feb. 1, 2006, temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits while the employee is recovering from the injury but working on light duty for less compensation
  • Vocational rehabilitation/maintenance benefits are provided to an injured employee participating in an approved vocational rehabilitation program
  • Permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits for an employee who sustains some permanent disability or disfigurement, but can work
  • Permanent total disability (PTD) benefits for an employee who is rendered permanently unable to work
  • Death benefits for surviving family members

Call us with questions about your on-the-job injuries, including:

Consult With One Of Our Experienced Workers' Compensation Lawyers

Call us at 630-232-7450 or use our convenient email contact form to arrange a free case evaluation. Our office hours in Chicago and Geneva are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Evening and weekend appointments may be available by special arrangement. If you cannot travel to our offices, we are often able to meet with you in your home, hospital room, office or another convenient location.

*Benefits listed in the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission Handbook on Workers' Compensation and Occupational Diseases, p. 3.