Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Dedicated To Helping Injured Workers
In Illinois, you are entitled to valuable compensation if you suffer 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.
You can turn to our firm, FMCO Law, for help. We understand the struggles you’re facing. Our workers’ compensation attorneys are passionate about helping people in your shoes.
We have many decades of experience handling work injury cases in the Chicago area and throughout Illinois. Our proven record of positive outcomes reflects the high level of commitment we bring to every case. When you’re in the midst of a difficult work injury and the financial struggles that go along with it, you can rely on us to pursue the benefits you deserve.
Common Roadblocks That Prevent Injured Workers From Getting Compensation
After a work-related accident, injury or illness, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, far too often, injured workers are not properly advised of important employment rights. Without a lawyer, you might not receive the full compensation owed due to a number of factors, such as:
- Fear and intimidation
- Fear of retaliation
- Lack of knowledge
- Incorrect information
Even if your employer has told you that you’re not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, it’s work speaking to a knowledgeable attorney. You may have been fed misinformation.
The Workers’ Comp Process In Illinois
In many cases, getting workers’ comp is far from easy. There are many detailed requirements and steps in the process.
Understanding the claims process, including filing and reporting requirements, are critical for getting your medical 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. Our lawyers can help with these and other necessary steps.
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission handles disputes between employers and employees. Our lawyers are very familiar with this agency and the procedures for navigating a dispute. Even if your claim is initially denied, you have the opportunity to pursue an appeal. Our lawyers can help get your case turned around.
Industries With High Rates Of Work Injuries
As recorded by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, industries in Illinois with high numbers of injured workers each year include:
- Plumbing and heating contracting
- Law enforcement
However, work injuries can happen in any job. Our attorneys have experience handling all kinds of workers’ comp cases statewide.
What Kind Of Workers’ Comp Benefits Can You Get?
Depending on your situation, you may be entitled to benefits such as:
- Medical care that is reasonably required to treat or alleviate your injury
- Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits while you’re off work for recovery
- Temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits while you’re recovering from the injury but working on light duty for less compensation
- Permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits if you’ve sustained a permanent disability or disfigurement but can still work
- Permanent total disability (PTD) benefits if your injury has rendered you permanently unable to work
- Vocational rehabilitation/maintenance benefits so you can participate in an approved vocational rehabilitation program
- Death benefits for surviving family members
Learn more about the distinction between total and partial disability benefits – and why it matters. Our lawyers can help you navigate this maze of potential benefits. We also have extensive experience negotiating lump-sum settlements.
Third-Party Liability Claims
While you generally can’t sue your employer for a work injury, you may have grounds to sue third parties if they contributed to your injury. These claims can be a significant source of compensation on top of your workers’ comp benefits.
Sadly, far too often, these claims get overlooked. When you work with us, our attorneys will review your case with detailed scrutiny to determine whether you have a third-party personal injury claim. If a manufacturer, subcontractor or another person or entity other than your employer was negligent, we are prepared to hold them accountable.
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Turn to FMCO Law for help with every aspect of your workers’ comp claim and any third-party lawsuits. We offer a free case evaluation where we can advise you of your legal options and explain our services.
Use our convenient online contact form or call our office in Geneva at 630-912-5702 to arrange a case evaluation. 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.