Injury lawyers taking care of Chicago's hurt workers
When you have an accident at work and get hurt, you may not be able to return to your job or take part in your normal day-to-day activities. While you might not be able to do anything due to your work-related injuries, that doesn't stop the bills from coming in or your medical expenses from piling up. Figuring out what to do next can be overwhelming, but a workers' compensation lawyer from our Chicago law firm has the knowledge and experience to help you navigate what steps to take to get the best possible outcome.
Your work injury matters, and having a workers' compensation lawyer on your side can often tilt the balance of your claim in your favor. Our Chicago injury attorneys know the impact an injury can have on your life. We fight for the best possible outcome in cases involving:
The attorneys from our firm have been helping Chicago's injured for decades. We've recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients in negotiated settlements and jury verdicts. Our workers' compensation lawyers are dedicated to helping accident victims in Chicago and all of Cook County get the compensation they need so they can recover from their injuries and move on with their lives.
Workers' compensation attorneys working hard for Chicago's injured
The workers' compensation lawyers from our Chicago legal team work tirelessly to build strong cases so we can get the best possible outcome for the accident victims we represent. Our attorneys will work to find out what really happened by investigating your accident. They will gather evidence, review accident reports and medical records, and interview witnesses. If needed, our injury lawyers will consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists. Our attorneys determine how the accident happened, what caused it, and the extent of your injuries.
Our injury lawyers know that your claim for benefits or compensation can have a lot of obstacles to overcome. Our Chicago law firm builds strong cases that get taken seriously, and our injury lawyers will fight for you every step of the way, whether it's in front of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, across the table from another attorney during a settlement negotiation, or in front of a jury.
If you've been injured in an accident, learn more about how Schweickert & Ganassin can help. Contact us for a free consultation.
If you've been hurt in an accident at a workplace in Chicago, you are eligible for workers' compensation benefits. Workers' comp benefits are supposed to cover your accident-related medical expenses and compensate you for partial lost wages while you can't work. The claims process can be difficult to navigate, and employers and insurance companies will often dispute your claim. That's when our Chicago workers' compensation lawyers can step in.
An employer may challenge whether or not your injury or illness was related to your job. Insurance companies might question the severity of your injury, and they may say you don't need certain types of treatment. Or they might try to suggest that you're ready to return to work even though you're still trying to recover from your injury.
Our experienced workers' compensation attorneys will fight to help you get the benefits you deserve. Our injury lawyers can build a strong case to prove you were injured at work and need treatment. Our attorneys represent you at all hearings and appeals. We can help you reach a lump settlement that meets your needs and if necessary, fight for you in court.
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In Chicago, there are many different types of workplaces - including construction sites, warehouses, schools, hospitals, farms, and offices. A work accident can occur at any job and leave a worker seriously injured. While you recover, medical expenses can add up quickly, and it can be hard to figure out how to pay those bills when there is lost income due to missed time at work. That's when a workers' compensation lawyer from our Chicago legal team can help.
In Illinois and Cook County, the workers' compensation system is supposed to help injured workers pay for medical expenses and provide partial lost wages to help hurt workers get by. Employers and insurance companies can challenge claims, however, and they try many ways to pay injured workers as little as possible.
Our law firm has been helping injured workers in Chicago for decades. Our workers' compensation lawyers can help you navigate the claims process and will fight to help you receive the benefits you deserve. From filling out initial paperwork to representing you at hearings during the appeals process, our workers' compensation attorneys will be with you every step of the way.
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A car crash can happen suddenly, whether you are traveling on a highway or driving through Chicago's busy streets. It only takes one negligent driver to cause a car crash that leaves you injured. You deserve financial compensation, but a lot of drivers don't take responsibility for their mistakes or negligence. The insurance company wants to pay you as little as they possibly can, and none of it is fair or has your best interests in mind.
The experienced car accident lawyers from our Chicago legal team know the games that insurance companies play. That's why our law firm investigates your car crash to get all the facts. Our attorneys build strong cases that the insurance company can't ignore. When they see our car accident lawyers are ready to fight for you every step of the way, they often agree to talk about a fair settlement.
Our car crash attorneys are only interested in a resolution that has what's best for you as a top priority, including compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your accident injury. It also includes any lost wages you suffered, and sometimes can include compensation for other damages, such as pain and suffering. If the insurance company won't negotiate, the car accident lawyers from our Chicago law firm are ready to fight for you in court.
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There are many ways for people in Chicago to get injured due to someone else's mistakes or negligence. Failing to clean up a spill in a store can result in a slip and fall accident. An untrained dog can bite someone and cause painful injuries. A doctor can prescribe the wrong kind of medication that results in debilitating side effects and symptoms. When you're injured as a result of someone's negligence, you deserve financial compensation, and the personal injury lawyers from our Chicago law firm can help.
Navigating the legal process in Cook County and Illinois can be complicated. Negligent parties deny responsibility. Insurance companies may question your claim, or they may even try to say the accident was your fault. Many times, they'll make you a lowball settlement offer and hope you'll just go away.
That's not good enough. The personal injury attorneys from our Chicago legal team build strong cases to help you recover the compensation you need and deserve. Our lawyers are focused on getting the best possible outcome for injured accident victims, either through a negotiated settlement or jury verdict. We take your case seriously, and we'll make sure the insurance company does too.
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Directions to our Chicago Office
From I-90, traveling north: Take I-90 E/I-94 E to S Wells St. Take exit 57 from I-90 E/I-94 E. Get on I-90 W/I-94 W. Continue on I-90 W/I-94 W to W Cermak Rd. Take exit 53C from I-90 W/I-94 W. Take S Clark St and S Dearborn St to N LaSalle St. Our office will be on the right.
From I-90, traveling south: Take I-90 E to exit 50B toward Ohio St E. Continue onto W Ohio St. Turn right onto N LaSalle Dr. Our office will be on the right.
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