There are many different types of accidents that can cause an injury at the workplace:
Whatever the type of accident, you are entitled to benefits for your injury under the law.
We help you navigate the claims process
The basic idea behind the workers' compensation system is to help workers get by if a work-related injury leaves them unable to work. It doesn't matter who caused the accident that led to the injury. It doesn't matter how long you have worked at that company. It doesn't even matter if the accident that led to your injury was your fault. If the injury was directly related to your job, you are eligible for benefits.
But the process of applying for workers' compensation benefits is not simple. Certain notifications must be made. Deadlines must be met. The correct paperwork must be filed, and it must contain all the requested information, filled out properly.
Employers and insurance companies can challenge the benefits and dispute the extent of your injury. You can bet they will have lawyers looking out for their interests. That's why you need a lawyer to look out for you.
Fighting for workers across the state
Our workers' compensation attorneys have been helping workers in Illinois get the benefits they deserve for decades. We know the challenges workers face and how the odds are stacked against them. Our experience and legal knowledge helps even those odds.
Our firm stands by you every step of the way. We gather all evidence related to your injury, including medical records, accident reports and witness statements. Our attorneys make sure you file the correct paperwork, filled out with all necessary information, and sent in before the deadline. We make sure all notifications have been made.
And if your initial claim for benefits is denied, we will fight for you at all hearings during the appeals process. Whether it is in front of an arbitrator of a panel of commissioners, our attorneys present a strong case to help you collect benefits. Many times, we are able to negotiate a settlement with your employer that works for you.
If you were injured in a work accident, get Schweickert & Ganassin, LLP on your side. Call us at (866) 604-9075 or contact us online to speak to one of our workers' compensation attorneys.