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.
Recognizing the risks factory workers face on a daily basis, the Illinois workers’ compensation system provides “no-fault” benefits to injured employees. This means that you do not need to prove your employer was negligent or violated safety laws in order to receive benefits. As long as you qualify and don’t make any mistakes that could jeopardize your claim, you will be entitled to workers’ compensation.
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.
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:
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.
A job-related injury should not ruin your life. At Malman Law, we can protect your legal right to maximum compensation, and our Zero Fee Guarantee means you only pay if we win your claim.
If you have been injured in a Chicago factory, please contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
"I'm very pleased to recommend Malman Law to my friends and relatives! I have to mention how efficient and professional in dealing with my case has been with everyone that I've been in contact with at Malman Law. Mrs. Sabo is outstanding as well as her secretary and assistant in responding quickly to any of my questions or concerns. This firm has gone above and beyond to keep me updated and get answers to my questions at any time, weekends included! Malman Law rules in my opinion! "
©Copyright 2018. All Rights Reserved.