Even with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and state statutes requiring specific safety measures in the workplace, the incidence of work injuries continues to grow at a high rate. Workplace injuries place workers in pain, wondering how they will pay their medical bills if they do not have income at the time. No one should have to go through this experience alone.
The good news is that you can hire an experienced Berwyn work injury attorney who will help ensure that your claim is handled correctly and that you receive the benefits you are entitled to under the law. If you have been injured at work, reach out for help.
Receiving the compensation and benefits you deserve after a workplace injury is reliant upon your actions in the hours, days, and weeks following the injury. Not following your company’s policy or the requirements under the law can decrease or void your benefits.
After an injury at work, you should see a physician. Although they are some restrictions, you should be able to choose your own healthcare providers. If you are in need of immediate medical care, go to the emergency room even if you have to have someone take you or call for an ambulance. It is essential to have the initial documentation of your injuries, diagnoses, and treatment plan as soon as possible after your injury or after you realize you are sick.
Report your injury to your employer according to their policy. In most workplaces, you must report your work injury or illness within 45 days of being aware of it. It is in your best interest to provide this notice in writing and include the following pieces of information:
Hire a Berwyn work injury attorney. Having legal representation can make this time of life less stressful, allow you to heal faster, and maximize your worker’s compensation benefits.
Workers’ compensation benefits are different from one state to the next. In Illinois, all employers are required to provide these benefits to their employees. According to state law, if you have a valid work injury claim, you can receive the following benefits:
Your work injury lawyer will be able to determine if you are being compensated appropriately for each of these benefits.
If you need legal assistance with your work injury, the Berwyn work injury lawyer you hire to represent you will make a difference in your outcome. For nearly two decades, we have earned millions of dollars for our clients in settlements and jury verdicts. Schedule your free case consultation at The Law Offices of Thomas A. Morrissey today by using our convenient online intake form.
Thomas A. Morrissey is an experienced personal injury lawyer, trusted to protect the rights of those who have suffered an injury in the Chicagoland area.
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Tom is an absolute professional. From the beginning, he had a calming presence and was able to answer all my questions. After being seriously injured at work, Tom was on my side, dealing with my employer, medical bills and everything related, so I could focus on recovering. After physical therapy,…
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Mr. Morrissey helped us get an outstanding settlement on our lawsuit regarding getting hurt on the job.
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