Recent statistics show that nearly one out of every twenty five workers in the United States will suffer a workplace injury— and those who work in labor related fields are at a much greater risk of being injured. If you are an employee who has been injured, it is important that you know your legal rights and what your employee is obligated to provide in the form of compensation for your injuries. The Chicago Injury Center specializes in representing workers in Illinois who have been injured on the job site and ensuring that they receive fair treatment and compensation for medical treatment and recovery when they have been hurt.
Injuries a Worker May Experience During an Accident
While accidents are more common among laborers, anyone who is hurt while on the job is entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. Common workplace injuries include the following.
- Broken or shattered bones
- Sprains, pulled muscles or torn ligaments
- Spinal injuries
- Trauma to the head or neck
Employers are responsible for providing a safe work environment and covering the cost of medical care in the event that their employees are injured. Denial of these benefits is against the law, which is why it is important to speak with a lawyer about your rights to ensure that your employer is meeting its obligation to you.
What to Do Following a Workplace Accident
Many people are unaware of the benefits that are available to them through workers’ compensation law and don’t know where to begin with filing a workers’ compensation claim. While you are recovering from your injuries, it is important to find a personal injury lawyer to represent your interests and negotiate terms with your employer and insurance so that you are not burdened with medical expenses.
You may be entitled to reimbursement for the cost of medical procedures, therapy and wages lost while unable to work. Consulting an experienced Chicago work accident attorney after an accident is the first step in ensuring that all your bases are covered as a lawyer will be able to tell you if you are being treated fairly and how to pursue a case if your employer or insurance is withholding benefits from you that you are entitled to.
The Chicago Injury Center is a law firm with extensive experience helping clients expedite their claims while receiving the maximum value of each case on their behalf. If you have been injured, contact us for a free consultation so that we can explore your legal options with you and determine if you are receiving all of the benefits to which you are guaranteed under Illinois work law. After examining all of the details of your case, we can let you know how best to proceed and what to expect from the process along the way.
We recognize that while you are recovering from your injuries, the last thing that you wish to worry about are additional expenses— which is why we will never require you to pay us upfront. In fact, unless we are able to collect or win damages on your behalf, our services are free of charge.