According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), about 2.8 million people suffer non-fatal injuries on the job each year in the United States. People working in all types of industries are at risk of suffering injuries at work, and it is important to know your rights if a workplace accident and injury happen to you.
Illinois has laws in place that require employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance, which provides benefits for injured workers. If you believe you have a claim for such benefits, contact a Berwyn workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible to discuss the process.
Generally speaking, when someone else causes you injuries, you can file a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for your losses. However, it is not efficient for employers to have to constantly defend against lawsuits from employees, and the workers’ compensation system aims to take care of injured workers while preventing numerous lawsuits.
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. Employees trade the right to file fault-based lawsuits for the right to receive certain benefits, no matter whether or not an employer was negligent and responsible for the accident. This can help employees get benefits sooner while reducing liability risks for employers.
Workers’ compensation does not provide all the compensation that might be possible from a lawsuit, however. This coverage can provide the following:
Illinois employees are entitled to workers’ compensation if they can demonstrate that their injury or illness occurred during their course of employment. The injury does not have to happen on work premises, as a delivery driver can recover benefits after an accident while out making deliveries.
Too many workers have their valid claims denied for different reasons. The best way to ensure that your claim is successful and you begin receiving benefits without delay is to seek help from an experienced workers’ compensation law firm.
At the Law Offices of Thomas A. Morrissey, we fight for the rights of workers in Illinois who suffered job-related injuries or illnesses. Whether you were involved in a bad work accident, have a repetitive strain injury from your job, or came down with an illness from your job, we are ready to help. Contact us for a free case evaluation as soon as possible.
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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