Types of Workers Compensation Injuries
Being injured or developing a disease or condition is not something we think about necessarily, and it’s certainly not something we expect or plan for. But when you are affected by a work-related injury or illness, it suddenly becomes necessary to arm yourself with all the facts and information you can.
Insurance Companies are not Legal Experts
Upon hearing about your injury, your insurance company may tell you that the injury is “your fault”, and therefore you don’t have a case. Or they might say that you are not eligible for benefits because you made a mistake while doing your job. These statements may or may not be true. We don’t mean to say that insurance companies are deliberately misleading, per say, but they do have significant motivation to discourage you from filing a claim.
Insurance companies employ people with the sole purpose of attempting to deny claims. They will use surveillance and many other tactics to try and prove your injury does not warrant worker’s comp. But insurance companies are not experts in the law. Here at Malman Law, we can give you the benefit of our nearly 20 years of experience in dealing with work injury lawsuits and worker’s compensation claims.
It’s important to remember that there are numerous types of jobsite injuries and illnesses. Your injury may be invisible to the naked eye. It might not plague you every day of your life, but you may have to miss work occasionally because of it. Or it may not be a traumatic, one-time accident but an injury that develops slowly over time, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or back problems.
With that in mind, explore this page for detailed information about some of the most common work-related injuries. This list is not all-inclusive because we cannot list every type of injury there is. But it will provide guidelines and examples. If you have questions, or would like to sit down with one of our Illinois workers' compensation attorneys, give us a call at 1-888-MALMAN-LAW and we’ll go over your case for no charge.