As a member of a Chicago union, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you are injured on the job. You are also protected from being fired for filing for workers’ comp. At Malman Law, we help injured union workers file for benefits, and we aggressively pursue claims of wrongful termination.
Chicago’s union workers have many of the toughest jobs in the city. From bricklayers to fire fighters, union workers build our city, keep it safe, and keep it running. Unfortunately, many of these workers face serious safety and health risks on a daily basis. Those who suffer injuries are entitled to financial compensation for their losses.
At Malman Law, we help union workers in Chicago successfully file claims for workers’ compensation. The Illinois workers’ compensation system is complicated, and while it provides “no-fault” benefits to injured employees, in many ways it is designed to provide the most protections to the companies they work for. As a result, claiming benefits requires in-depth knowledge and a willingness to fight. At Malman Law, we have represented more than 15,000 clients in workers’ compensation and personal injury claims, and we are committed to making sure you receive the benefits you deserve.
Have You Been Injured on the Job?
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act requires all large employers to have workers’ compensation insurance to protect their injured employees. If you were injured on the job, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation for your injuries and losses. Under Illinois law, the benefits available through workers’ compensation include:
- Payment of your medical expenses
- Payment of your vocational rehabilitation and maintenance costs for qualifying programs
- Disability benefits if you are either temporarily or permanently unable to return to your old job
If your family relied on your income, filing for workers’ compensation may be the only way to ensure that you have the money you need to pay your bills and provide for your loved ones’ needs. To avoid making mistakes that could jeopardize your claim, we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation.
Click the links below to learn more about filing for workers’ compensation in Chicago:
- Understanding Workers’ Compensation Benefits
- The Types of Workers Malman Law Represents
- The Types of Injuries that May Entitle You to Workers’ Compensation
Were You Fired Because You Filed for Workers’ Compensation?
In addition to providing benefits for injured workers, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act also protects workers from being fired for filing workers’ compensation claims. It is your legal right to file for workers’ compensation, and you should not be forced to choose between seeking benefits and keeping your job. If you were fired because you filed for benefits (known as “retaliatory discharge”), your legal rights have been violated, and you may be entitled to additional financial compensation.
While there are limits on the amount you can collect for workers’ compensation, there are no limits on your right to recover for a retaliatory discharge.
Why Choose Malman Law?
When your health and your family’s financial future are on the line, you need to take your situation extremely seriously. At Malman Law, we know what your workers’ compensation claim means to you, and we know what a denial of benefits would mean for you and your family. If you choose to work with us, you can rest assured that you have a team of attorneys and expert staff on your side who are dedicated to making sure you receive maximum benefits for your injuries.
Since Steven J. Malman founded our firm in 1994, we have recovered over $200 million in compensation for our clients. We know what it takes to win, and we have established a reputation as one of the most successful personal injury and workers’ compensation law firms in Chicago.
We have a 95 percent success rate, and whether success means settling with the insurance company or taking our client’s case to trial, you can feel confident that we will do whatever it takes to win the compensation you deserve.
Contact Malman Law Today | Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Chicago, IL
A work injury does not have to ruin your life. The law gives you rights, and at Malman Law, we can use your rights to make sure you receive just compensation. Located in downtown Chicago, we serve union workers throughout the Chicagoland area. To find out if you have a claim, and to take advantage of our Zero Fee Guarantee, give us a call at (888) 562-0928 or request a free consultation today.