Were You Hurt At Work?
Our law firm will go to work for you
You work hard every day, and you're entitled to a safe environment while you do so. Unfortunately, not all employers provide that safe environment for their employees. On-the-job injuries can have a high cost, including medical bills, lost wages and more. And if you're permanently disabled, you may need a lifetime of assistance.
That's why workers' compensation exists - as a lifeline for workers who have sustained injuries on the job. However, getting those benefits can be a challenging process. The workers' compensation attorneys at Schweickert & Ganassin, LLP have been standing up for injured workers throughout the Illinois Valley for decades, and we'll go to work for you.
When an injury happens on the job - that is, you are hurt while completing your job duties - your medical bills and lost wages are covered under workers' compensation. This is a "no-fault" system, which means that you don't need to prove that your employer was negligent in order to be compensated. Even if the injury was your fault, if it happened at work, you're likely eligible for workers' compensation benefits.
The system may seem straightforward, but it's often complex. The workers' compensation insurance carrier may dispute whether your injury was actually sustained on the job. They may make you jump through legal hoops in order to get the medical treatment you need. That's why it's so important to have your own advocate at every step in the process.
We can help. Our attorneys have over 120 years' experience handling workers' compensation and complex injury cases. We will help you apply for benefits and collect the evidence needed to prove your claim. If your case needs to go to a hearing before an arbitrator of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, we'll help you prepare and represent your interests at trial.
For decades, we've been fighting for hardworking people in the Illinois Valley and statewide. If you've been hurt at work, give us a call at (866) 604-9075 . We'd be happy to meet with you for a free consultation.
For decades, we've been working with unions to help their members get the medical care and wage benefits they need after on-the-job injuries. Our injury attorneys have over 120 years of experience helping union workers stand up to their employers and their insurance companies. If you're in a union, we would be happy to take your call and meet with you for a free case evaluation.
Factory workers put in long hours in often dangerous conditions. You may have been hurt in an industrial accident or sustained a repetitive stress injury after performing the same motion day after day for months or years. If you've been hurt at a manufacturing facility such as Eakas or James Hardie in Peru, we can help. Reach out to Schweickert & Ganassin today.
Workers in large food production facilities, such as Monterrey Mushroom in Princeton or Del Monte in Mendota, can be hurt in a wide range of on-the-job accidents. Defective equipment and unsafe conditions can all lead to serious injuries, and those injuries demand serious representation. At Schweickert & Ganassin, LLP, we've been standing up for injured workers for decades, and we'd be happy to listen to your story as well.
Some of the most dangerous jobs today are on construction sites. You may have been injured in a fall, hurt by a defective piece of equipment or hit by a car while doing road work. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may have a personal injury claim against a third party, such as a contractor, in addition to your workers' compensation claim. Our injury attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to get you maximum compensation.
Healthcare professionals put their own health on the line for the sake of those who are ill or injured. You may have been injured lifting a nursing home resident or hurt in a slip-and-fall accident in the corridors of a busy hospital. When healthcare workers are hurt, we help them get better. Contact Schweickert & Ganassin, LLP today.
Temporary employees fill an important niche at many businesses, taking on extra jobs and helping with major projects. Depending on the nature of your temporary work, you may be exposed to a broad range of risks - and, unfortunately, many employers don't make their temporary workers' safety a top priority. If you've been hurt on the job while on a temporary assignment, contact us right away.