Illinois is full of hardworking people who go to their job each day. They make an honest living to provide for themselves and their families. Unfortunately, accidents can occur in any workplace. When the accident results in injuries, it can leave anyone feeling lost or confused about what they need to do next. If you’ve been injured while working, you may be able to seek financial help through the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. However, you want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to protect your rights. An Ottawa workers’ compensation lawyer from Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP will look out for your best interests and do everything we can to get you the compensation you deserve.
Our lawyers are dedicated to helping Illinois citizens. We understand that when an accident happens, you should be able to get the help you need and deserve. We’ve assisted injured workers in getting their benefits for over 40 years and we will do everything we can to assist you.
About Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation covers many employees. Those who work in construction, manufacturing, the food industry, and health care are common examples of those who have coverage. A worker in construction may face more daily risk in their jobs than someone who works in an office, but many office workers have workers’ compensation coverage, too.
Workers’ compensation benefits are meant to help you get back on your feet. The accident insurance doesn’t come out of employees’ salaries and should help you with your medical bills and lost compensation.
When you’re injured on the job, you may have mixed feelings about what could happen if you decide to file for workers’ compensation. You may worry about your boss’ reaction. Employees have protection against retaliation from their employer if they decide to proceed in seeking benefits.
However, the application process isn’t always easy. You may find that your employer or the insurance company is contesting your claim. They may try to say that your injury didn’t happen because of work or that your injuries aren’t as severe as you claim. Let’s look into what can happen if other parties are questioning your claim.
What Happens If You Don’t Get the Compensation You Deserve?
When you’re applying for workers’ compensation, you’re likely dealing with injuries that are preventing you from working and living your life. If your injuries were severe, you may have been in the hospital, need treatment, or are looking at a long road to recovery. This can be daunting on its own, but even more when you have to figure out how you’re going to afford that care.
You need to recover your benefits so you can afford those costs. When your employer or the insurance company is fighting your claim, it could result in getting denied. This could leave you in a financially difficult and stressful situation. Paying out of pocket for medical costs can get expensive.
Our attorneys in Ottawa believe that you shouldn’t have to struggle because a work-related accident harmed you. You deserve to have coverage that will allow you to recover in peace. This is why you need an experienced lawyer at your side. We will fight for you to get your workers’ compensation benefits.
How Can a Lawyer Help You?
You may be wondering how a lawyer can help. Our lawyers have experience in workers’ compensation cases and know how to strengthen your claim. When going over your case, we’ll conduct a thorough investigation of how the accident happened. We’ll show that it happened while you were on the job.
A work-related injury can result in a number of outcomes. You may be expected to make a full recovery, but it will take time, treatment, and rehabilitation to reach that point. In other cases, you may have a disability that prevents you from returning to your previous job, but you can still work other types of jobs. There may be instances where your injury resulted in losing function of a body part. There’s also the possibility you suffered a catastrophic injury that prevents you from being able to return to the workforce at all. In addition to compensation for your losses, you may also get vocational rehabilitation, which will train you for a different job that you’re able to do.
In the most traumatic cases, a work accident can be fatal. Workers’ compensation can also help the surviving family members of a worker who died on the job. If you’ve lost a loved one in a work-related incident, get in touch with our attorneys in Ottawa today. We may be able to help you find some closure in getting justice for your loved one.
No matter your situation, we’ll fight for you to get the proper benefits that apply to your circumstances. Your benefits should help with your medical expenses so you can afford your recovery. You shouldn’t have to worry about how you’re going to maintain other financial responsibilities like paying mortgage or rent and groceries because you have medical expenses.
Contact Us Today
While a work-related incident can turn your world upside down, we’re here to help put it right again. You may feel intimidated if other parties are fighting your claim, but our lawyers will fight as hard as possible to get you the benefits you deserve.
After a work injury, you should get in touch with us as quickly as you can. We’ll be able to meet and discuss your case in a free consultation. Our lawyers will be able to answer your questions and talk about how you can move forward.