If you work in a factory and have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to collect workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation is mandatory for many employers – including most manufacturing companies – and in Illinois, the benefits available through workers’ compensation include coverage for your medical bills, vocational rehabilitation, and a portion of your lost wages. The lost wages portion of your benefits is commonly referred to as either “temporary disability” or “permanent disability.”
At Malman Law, we provide experienced legal representation for injured factory workers seeking to claim workers’ compensation benefits in the Chicagoland area. Over the past 25 years, our lawyers have helped numerous factory workers obtain the benefits needed to cover their losses. In total, we have represented more than 20,000 clients, collecting more than $200 million for their injuries. When you are taking on a big company with your future on the line, this is the kind of experience you need on your side.
Under Illinois and federal law, manufacturing companies that own and operate factories are subject to numerous safety guidelines designed to protect their employees from serious injuries. While some manufacturing companies (albeit a very small portion) strictly monitor and enforce best practices for worker safety, far too many factory workers are still getting hurt on the job. The fact of the matter is that factories are simply dangerous places to work.
Sometimes, workers do everything right and their employers still deny their claims. If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, your case is not over. However, in order to protect your rights, it will be important to hire an attorney right away.
The Illinois Workers Compensation Commission (IWCC) reports that most employees who have had their claims denied hire lawyers to represent them. Workers’ compensation appeals are complicated, and most employees simply aren’t equipped to handle the process on their own. When you hire a Malman Law attorney for your workers’ compensation denial, we will:
While workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, this does not mean that it is going to be easy to win the benefits you deserve. To keep their insurance costs down, many companies vigorously fight their employees’ claims. The insurance companies will fight as well, and they will find any excuse they can to avoid paying you. Even simple mistakes like failing to provide proper notice to your employer can result in a reduction, delay, or denial of benefits. To avoid these mistakes, let Malman Law help you file for workers’ compensation.
To find out if you have a claim – or if your employer has wrongfully denied your claim – we urge you to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. We have successfully represent factory workers and other employees in numerous cases involving:
Read more about common injuries that may entitle you to workers’ compensation.
Remember: These are just common examples. Regardless of the nature of your injury or what caused it (with only a few exceptions), if your employer is subject to workers’ compensation you will be entitled to benefits.
2 years ago I was involved in a trucking accident involving a 14-wheeler truck that nearly disabled me for life. Steve fought to make sure that I received the most possible compensation for my injuries. I was about to take the insurance company’s lowball offer, but decided to call Steve first – it was the best decision I’ve made yet
NOAH TAFFELPersonal Injury Victim