Workers Compensation Benefits
In 1912, 259 men and boys were killed in a coal mine fire in Cherry, Illinois. A few years later, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City killed 146 women and girls. Thee two events were instrumental in the formation of the first social insurance act in the United States – Workers Compensation. Since then, employees have been protected against injury and illness related to performing their jobs.
Workers’ compensation is a system of insurance that can provide payment when a worker gets hurt. Instead of suing the employer, a claim can be filed with the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company.
Like all complex systems serving the needs of millions of people, the Illinois Worker’s Compensation law contains a great deal of information, guidelines and instructions. Just a few minutes of browsing the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission website confirms that the process can be complicated and confusing. Because of this, it is best to hire an experienced worker’s compensation attorney.
If you have an injury or illness that was directly related to performing your job, you may qualify for Worker’s Comp. Here at Malman Law, our Chicago Illinois personal injury lawyers are on your side. We are always ready to sit down and go over the facts of your case. Our expert worker’s comp lawyers can then advise you about what to do next.
Common Worker’s Compensation Questions We Can Answer
- How can I determine if I have a case?
- What is the maximum amount I can receive in benefits?
- What is the deadline for filing a claim?
- How long will it take to start receiving my benefits?
- Can I appeal the decision if my benefits are denied?
- My injury happened a long time ago. Can I still file a claim?
The Offices of Steven J. Malman and Associates can answer all of these questions (and any others you may have), and we can provide reliable legal advice as well. There is no obligation and no fee for a case evaluation. Simply call us and one of our experienced Chicago workers' compensation attorneys will be in touch right away.