In a recent year, more than 35,000 people in Illinois reported work-related injuries or illnesses that caused them to miss work. Many injuries on the job require costly medical treatment and result in lost wages when someone has to stay home from work due to their injuries or recovery. Workers already have to deal with the injury itself, so they should have to deal with the financial fallout of the injury, as well.
Fortunately, Illinois law requires employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance, which should provide benefits to injured or ill workers for medical care and a portion of their lost wages. If you have a workers’ compensation case, contact a workers’ compensation attorney in Bridgeview right away.
Some people work in inherently dangerous industries, including construction workers, manufacturers, roofers, and more. On the other hand, some people work in jobs where they would never imagine suffering a work injury, such as a banker or another office job. That said, injuries or medical conditions can arise from almost any line of work.
Some common workplace illnesses and injuries include:
Traumatic injuries can result from falls, motor vehicle accidents, machinery accidents, and other common workplace incidents. Workplace illnesses often result from exposure to certain substances, and some can be life-threatening, such as mesothelioma from asbestos exposure. Treatment for any type of medical condition can be costly, so it is important to know your rights when it comes to workers’ compensation benefits.
If you suffer an acute injury, you should inform your employer (if you’re able to do so) and then get immediate medical attention. Informing your employer provides them notice that an incident happened, and getting a prompt diagnosis helps to ensure you can connect your injuries to your job. If you believe you might have developed a work-related illness, you should inform your employer and seek a medical exam as soon as you suspect your illness is work-related.
Then, you should not hesitate to discuss your situation with a workers’ compensation attorney. If you file a claim and receive a denial, or if the insurance company is causing unnecessary delays, you should seek legal help immediately. There are many different hiccups that can happen in the process that deprive you of the benefits you need and deserve. An attorney can identify the best course of action to start receiving benefits as soon as possible. In addition, if you believe the benefits awarded are inadequate, we can help you obtain the full amount you need.
At The Law Offices of Thomas A. Morrissey, we help with every stage of the workers’ compensation process. Contact us directly to learn more about how a workers’ compensation lawyer in Bridgeview can assist you.
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