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An accident can happen at any type of workplace. They can leave workers with serious injuries that have a significant impact on their lives. An experienced workers' compensation attorney can fight for to make sure you get all the benefits you deserve. Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP can help.

Whether you work in manufacturing, food production, construction, healthcare or any other field, you have rights. These include the rights to certain benefits when you've been injured in a work-related accident. Depending on your situation, these benefits may include:

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  • Medical expenses for all reasonable and necessary care
  • Your choice of doctors to treat your injury
  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD) - partial lost wages if you are left unable to return to work
  • Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) - partial compensation for the difference if you can temporarily only work a light-duty position at less pay
  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD) - lifetime benefits if your injuries leave you permanently unable to work
  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) - compensation if your injury leaves you with the permanent partial loss or use of a body part
  • Loss of Trade/Wage Loss Differential - partial compensation for the difference if you can permanently only work a light-duty position at less pay
  • Vocational Rehabilitation/Maintenance - retraining to help you learn skills for a different job that can be done with your medical constrictions
  • Survivor Benefits - compensation for dependents of workers killed on the job

A claim with the workers' compensation system should be simple. You were injured at work. You file a claim and receive the benefits you deserve. Employers routinely challenge claims, however, and some may try to deny you benefits by suggesting that your injury wasn't work-related. Insurance companies often challenge the extent of your injuries.

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That's why it's so important to have an experienced workers' compensation lawyer in your corner. Our firm has been helping injured workers in Ottawa and throughout Illinois for decades. We know how the system works and the tactics used by employers and insurance companies to avoid their responsibility.

Our attorneys focus on building strong cases so that your claim is taken seriously. Our legal team investigates your accident to get the facts for ourselves. We prove that you suffered an injury or illness related to your job. We fight to make sure you get the medical care you need, and the wage benefits you deserve.

If your employer or their insurance company challenges your claim, we will be ready. We will fight for you at every hearing in front of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. If your claim is resolved through a negotiated settlement, we will make sure that it meets your needs. If necessary, we are prepared to fight for your benefits in court.

Our firm can help you navigate the claims process every step of the way, from start to finish. We know that the system can seem confusing and frustrating at times. We know how to handle any situation you face with your claim and are dedicated to helping you get the best possible outcome.

If you suffered a work injury in Ottawa, don't delay. Contact one of our experienced workers' compensation attorneys for a free consultation. We can go over your options and answer any questions you have. Contact us today to learn more.


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Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: (815) 431-0911
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