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Bridgeport Workers’ Comp Lawyer

When workers suffer injuries just because they are doing their jobs, they should never have to fight a legal battle to have their medical bills and other losses covered. Illinois law protects workers in this situation by requiring employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. The workers’ compensation system is no-fault, which means that people injured on the job can file claims no matter what the cause of the accident. 

While no-fault claims make it simpler to get benefits, too many injured workers come up against obstacles during the claim process. Some experience delays or wrongful denials. Others have their benefits cut off too soon. If any of these situations sound familiar, you need the help of a Bridgeport workers’ comp lawyer. For assistance with a workers’ compensation claim, contact The Law Offices of Thomas A. Morrissey for a free case evaluation. 

Common Workplace Accidents and Injuries

When most people go to work, they do not expect to end up in the emergency room and laid up with a serious injury for the coming weeks or months. However, people in all types of jobs can sustain injuries at work, even in office environments that seem fairly risk-free. Some injuries happen due to sudden accidents, including:

  • Falls
  • Equipment malfunctions
  • Heavy machinery accidents
  • Motor vehicle crashes
  • Falling objects
  • Explosions or fires
  • Toxic exposure

In addition to acute injuries from accidents, workers can also develop repetitive strain injuries from their repeated job movements. One example is carpal tunnel syndrome, which results from repetitive hand and wrist movements, such as typing. Others might develop illnesses from their jobs, including respiratory issues or even mesothelioma.

Your Rights to Workers’ Compensation Benefits

After an injury while working, you should report the injury if possible, and then seek medical treatment right away. Your employer should file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, and the insurance company can provide benefits including:

  • Costs of medical care
  • A percentage of lost wages if you had to miss work
  • Disability benefits for prolonged periods off work
  • Death benefits for families after a fatal work accident

Unfortunately, many workers’ compensation claims do not go as expected. Insurance companies can find ways to challenge your claim, such as:

  • Questioning whether your injury was really work-related
  • Challenging the severity of your injury and the necessity of treatment received
  • Claiming your injuries should not have required you to miss work 

With the right legal representation during the claim process, you can better ensure you receive the benefits you deserve for your work-related injuries. We also help appeal claim denials. 

Contact a Bridgeport Workers’ Comp Lawyer for Assistance Today

At The Law Offices of Thomas A. Morrissey, we stand up for the rights of injured workers in the Bridgeport area. We know you have a lot to worry about with your medical treatment and other stresses following an injury, so we are here to handle the entire claim process for you. Contact us to learn more and let us evaluate your options today.

Schedule A Free Consultation With A Knowledgeable Personal Injury Lawyer

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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