At Malman Law, we help truck drivers in the greater Chicago area collect maximum benefits for their medical bills and other losses.
Despite safety measures and precautions required under both state and federal law, numerous truck drivers still find themselves suffering from serious injuries every year. These injuries often lead to piles of unpaid medical bills, and injured drivers frequently miss extensive time from work. As a result, many truckers face financial issues in addition to struggling with their physical impairments and disabilities.
The good news is that under Illinois law, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. If you are eligible, it is critical that you take action to protect your legal rights. Many truck drivers either (i) don’t realize they are eligible, or (ii) make mistakes when filing their claims. In both cases, they end up leaving a significant amount of money on the table. At Malman Law, our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers can make sure you receive the benefits you deserve.
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act provides financial benefits for workers who have been injured on the job. As long as your employer has insurance (and most trucking companies in Illinois are required to have workers’ comp insurance), you can seek “no-fault” benefits for your work-related injuries. This includes injuries resulting from:
In Illinois, the benefits available under workers’ comp can be substantial. To make sure you protect your rights, it is important that you speak with a lawyer right away. If you wait, you could jeopardize your ability to recover full compensation for your losses. Workers’ compensation benefits in Illinois include:
Disability benefits provide a substitute for your wages while you are unable to work as a result of your injuries. In Illinois, both temporary and permanent disability benefits are available. If you will eventually be able to return to work, temporary disability benefits provide coverage while you are recuperating. Permanent disability benefits provide long-term coverage for drivers whose injuries prevent them from getting back behind the wheel.
As you can see, making sure you collect workers’ compensation can be critical to protecting yourself and your family from the financial burdens of your injuries. You should not have to bear the cost of a work-related accident. In many cases, workers’ comp may be your only option for seeking a financial recovery. To make sure you receive full compensation, let our experienced lawyers and expert staff help you file your workers’ compensation claim.
We regularly hear from truck drivers and other individuals who have unsuccessfully tried to file for workers’ compensation. If you have filed and your employer or their insurance company has denied your claim, it is not too late to seek help. Whether you made a mistake in the process or you were wrongfully denied benefits, Malman Law can make sure you receive the benefits to which you are legally entitled.
Nevertheless, once your claim has been denied, you may be fighting an uphill battle. To give yourself the best chance at a full financial recovery, we urge you to contact us right away.
Malman Law has been helping injured workers collect workers’ compensation benefits in Illinois since 1994.
We have recovered over $200 million for our clients, and we are committed to helping truck drivers collect maximum compensation for their injuries. To learn more about claiming workers’ compensation, contact us today for a free consultation.
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Steven Malman was selected to the list for 2018-2019.
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As the founder of Steven J. Malman and Associates, P.C., Attorney Steven Malman has 21 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, premises liability, construction and workers’ compensation cases. Mr. Malman is one of Chicago’s leading authorities on personal injury law and has taken a special interest in defending the elderly from neglect and abuse. He has personally handled over 10,000 cases successfully, and collected hundreds of millions dollars for his clients.
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