Workers' Compensation

In Illinois, you are entitled to valuable compensation if you suffered a physical injury in the workplace or while performing your job duties. An experienced work injury lawyer may make a big difference in the way your case is handled and ensure that you get the money you deserve. Contact one of our experienced workers' compensation attorneys today.

We at Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O'Neil, LLC ("FMCO") have dedicated and knowledgeable workers' compensation attorneys passionate about workplace justice. FMCO workers' compensation attorneys have decades of experience handling work injury cases in Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, McHenry County, Kane County, Kendall County, Will County and throughout Illinois. Our workers' compensation attorneys understand that this can be a difficult time. That is why FMCO fights hard to protect the rights of injured workers and to make sure that Illinois workplaces are safe. Every employee has a right to work in a safe environment. Every employer has a duty to ensure workplace safety and to take responsibility for work injuries.

Far too often, injured workers are not properly advised of important employment rights. Workers may not receive the full compensation owed due to a number of factors such as employee fear, intimidation, lack of knowledge or having been incorrectly told by their employer that they are not entitled to workers' compensation benefits.

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. Contact us for help.

In What Industry Do Most Worker-Related Injuries Occur?

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).

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

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

Call Us With Questions About Your On-The-Job Injuries, Including:

Workers' Compensation 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 another 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 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.

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.