If you are coping with a job-related injury, feelings of isolation are normal. Even still, you are not alone. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that close to three percent of full-time workers get injured at work each year. The BLS also indicates that these injuries are evenly between females and males and that workers of all ages sustain severe, debilitating, and disabling injuries on the job.
You do not have to face your injuries and all that accompanies them alone. Bridgeview workers’ compensation lawyers are available to help you successfully navigate your life after such an injury.
Under The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, workers’ compensation is a mandatory benefit available to workers who suffer an injury while performing the duties of their job. Employers in Illinois are legally obligated to pay for workers’ compensation insurance on behalf of their employees. When an employee is injured, the insurance companies pay for the workers’ compensation benefits for employees’ claims.
In this state, it doesn’t matter who is liable for your injury or illness. You are still provided these benefits under the law. Even if you had a pre-existing medical condition that was exacerbated by the requirements of your job, you are still likely entitled to receive benefits.
Unfortunately, not every injury at work makes an employee eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Several injuries are not covered under workers’ compensation benefits, such as:
Discussing your injuries and the circumstances that caused them with experienced Bridgeview workers’ compensation attorneys can help you determine if you are entitled to benefits or not.
Workers’ compensation insurance covers specific expenses related to your injuries. Under the law, these benefits must cover all medical expenses that are reasonably necessary for you to recover from your injury. Some restrictions exist, but you are generally able to choose your own doctor. You are also entitled to receive disability payments to cover your lost wages, as well as payments for vocational rehabilitation. You can further explore what is covered with your Bridgeview workers’ compensation lawyers.
Our workers’ compensation attorneys are waiting to speak with you if you have endured a workplace injury. Keep in mind that there are some deadlines when filing your claim, so the sooner you seek legal assistance, the better.
If you have a workers’ compensation claim, turn to The Law Offices of Thomas A. Morrissey for help you can trust. Since 2002, our clients have received millions of dollars in pre-trial settlements and jury verdicts. We handle all of our cases with commitment, energy, and integrity. Reach out and contact us today to schedule your free worker’s compensation case review to find out how we can help you.
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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