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Berwyn Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

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. 

How Workers’ Compensation Works

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:

  • Medical care – Workers’ compensation coverage should take care of all medical expenses stemming from your workplace injury or illness. This includes initial emergency care, hospitalization, surgery, medication, physical therapy, and all future treatment.
  • Lost wages – Benefits can cover a percentage of the wages you lose from missing work because of your injuries. This is true whether you must miss work for medical treatment or because your injuries prevent you from performing your job. 
  • Disability benefitsYou can receive compensation if you must refrain from working for a longer period of time or permanently. 
  • Death benefitsIf a workplace accident results in the death of a worker, family members can seek death benefits from workers’ compensation.

Are You Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

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. 

Contact a Berwyn Workers’ Compensation Lawyer for Help

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.

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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.

Call us today at 708.352.3790

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