Every day across Illinois, people go to work to earn a living. But an on-the-job injury can change their lives in an instant. They are left unable to work temporarily-or permanently. And they lose income while they can’t work, affecting the lives of family members. The experienced Peru on-the-job injury lawyers at Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP can help injured workers get the benefits they are entitled to receive.
Some fields put workers at a higher risk of injury, such as construction or manufacturing. But a work injury can happen to any worker at any type of workplace. The injury can be the result of an accident, or may happen over time. Whether it is relatively minor or much more serious, an injury can affect a person’s ability to keep working.
Examples of the types of injuries workers can get on the job include:
- Back injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones
- Knee and leg injuries
- Hand and arm injuries
- Occupational diseases
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Muscle injuries
- Hearing loss
Looking Out for Your Best Interests
The workers’ compensation system in Illinois is set up to help workers who have been injured on the job. They are entitled to 100% coverage of the necessary medical expenses for treating their injury. And if they can also collect two-thirds of their average weekly wage during the time they are unable to return to work. These benefits can help injured workers and their family stay financially stable in the meantime. Other benefits are designed to help workers whose long-term injuries leave them permanently disabled, or who need training or education to find a new job.
It sounds simple, but the claims process is anything but. There is paperwork to be filled out, and deadlines that must be met. Certain notifications must be made. And employers and insurance companies often challenge claims for benefits. They will do whatever they can to deny or at least reduce their responsibility.
You may have been told you don’t need a lawyer to file for workers’ compensation benefits. But employers and their insurance companies do. Who will look out for your best interests?
We Help Injured Workers
Our firm has been fighting on behalf of injured workers in Illinois for decades. Our workers’ compensation attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable. We’ve faced off against hostile employer and insurance companies many times. We know how to deal with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.
When you have one of our attorneys on your side, you have a much better chance of collecting the benefits you deserve for your injury. From the initial application to the last appeal, we stand by injured workers every step of the way. Our attorneys know how to build strong cases that make a difference in hearings, and how to negotiate a favorable settlement that meets your needs.
Learn more about how we can help you get the benefits you deserve after being injured on the job. Contact us online to talk to one of our workers’ compensation attorneys about your claim.