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Qualified Workers’ Compensation Benefits Attorney for Chicago Clients

In Illinois, most businesses are required by law to have workers’ compensation insurance that provides benefits to their employees who suffer work-related injuries. As an employee, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation, and collecting this compensation could be critical to ensuring that you do not suffer the financial consequences of being injured on the job. Workers’ comp provides no-fault benefits, which means that your employer is required to pay regardless of the cause of the accident (with only limited exceptions).

Trying to understand your rights under workers’ compensation can be confusing, and the process for claiming benefits is even more difficult to follow. As a result, many employees end up losing benefits that they deserved. To avoid costly mistakes, you should have an experienced benefits lawyer on your side. At Malman Law, we have been helping injured workers in the Chicago area since 1994. We can help to make sure that you receive maximum benefits for your injury.

The Illinois workers’ compensation system is complicated, but understanding your rights is critical to ensuring that you receive benefits for your work-related injury. At Malman Law, we have decades of experience helping injured workers in Chicago successfully file benefits.

What Types of Injuries Are Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

If (i) you are injured or become ill at work, (ii) your employer is subject to workers’ compensation (and most Illinois employers are), and (iii) none of the limited exceptions apply (i.e. you were not drunk and did not intentionally injure yourself), you are eligible for workers’ compensation. You can lose this eligibility if you delay or make mistakes with your claim, but as a general rule, as long as these three basic requirements are satisfied, you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits.

This means that workers compensation covers all types of work-related injuries and illnesses. You do have to be working at the time of the accident, but the accident does not have to be related to your duties. For example, if you slip on a wet floor in the bathroom at the office, you can file. Our workers’ compensation lawyers regularly represent clients who have suffered:If (i) you are injured or become ill at work, (ii) your employer is subject to workers’ compensation (and most Illinois employers are), and (iii) none of the limited exceptions apply (i.e. you were not drunk and did not intentionally injure yourself), you are eligible for workers’ compensation. You can lose this eligibility if you delay or make mistakes with your claim, but as a general rule, as long as these three basic requirements are satisfied, you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits.

This means that workers compensation covers all types of work-related injuries and illnesses. You do have to be working at the time of the accident, but the accident does not have to be related to your duties. For example, if you slip on a wet floor in the bathroom at the office, you can file. Our workers’ compensation lawyers regularly represent clients who have suffered:

  • Auto accident injuries
  • Factory and warehouse injuries
  • Injuries from machinery, equipment, and tools
  • Railroad injuries
  • Trucking injuries
  • Construction site injuries
  • Illnesses caused by exposure to toxic chemicals or asbestos
  • Occupational illnesses in hospitals and other medical facilities
  • Slip and fall injuries
  • Violence-related injuries

Under Illinois law, you are eligible for workers’ compensation from the moment you begin your job.

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What Steps Do I Need to Take to Protect My Claim to Benefits?

If you have suffered a work-related injury, you need to report the incident to your employer. In most cases, you have 45 days to file a report; however, we generally recommend reporting the incident right away.

Under revisions to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act in 2011, you may be required to see a medical provider selected by your employer. If you see your own doctor, you could give up some of your legal rights. At Malman Law, we can walk you through the process every step of the way.

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  • What Benefits Are Available Under Workers’ Compensation in Illinois?

    Under Illinois law, injured workers and their families are entitled to receive the following benefits from their employer:

    • Medical care that is reasonably necessary to treat or relieve the symptoms of your injury
    • Vocational rehabilitation and maintenance benefits for approved programs
    • Temporary partial disability if you are only able to perform light-duty work while recovering from your injury
    • Temporary total disability if you are unable to work while recovering from your injury
    • Permanent partial disability if your injuries caused permanent disability or disfigurement but you are still able to work
    • Permanent total disability if you are unable to return to gainful employment
    • Death benefits for surviving family members after a fatal work-related accident

    Note that these are only the benefits available under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. Certain workers (such as railroad employees) are afforded additional protections, and, depending on what happened, you may also have a personal injury claim against a third party that is responsible for your losses.

     

Reasons why you need to seek a Chicago workers’ compensation attorney

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    Your loved ones deserve protection

    Our loved ones are the most important thing in life and the legal representation you chose will have a major impact on the outcome of that protection. Seek Malman Law Today and protect your family.

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    You deserve a fair compensation

    The battle in a court room is far from easy and presenting the right evidence in favor of your case is crucial. At Malman Law we are experienced lawyers and have the tenacity to fight for your compensation.

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    You can win!

    Out of all the reasons, this is the one you must keep in mind when seeking help from Malman Law. We are not in this just for the benefit of winning, we want to see you succeed and be a part of justice.

Speak with a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today

No one deserves to suffer a personal injury without receiving compensation. To find out if you have a personal injury claim and to learn more about what our experienced Chicago workers compensation lawyers can do for you,

Please Call 888-305-5043

or request a consultation online today.

Your consultation is free and confidential, and our zero fee guarantee means that you don’t pay anything unless we secure compensation for your losses.

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How Do I Get Help From Malman Law?

To get help with your Illinois workers’ compensation claim, we invite you to schedule a free, confidential consultation at Malman Law. Our offices are conveniently located in downtown Chicago, but if you are unable to travel as a result of your injury, one of our attorneys will gladly come to you.

Call (888) 562-0928 or contact us online to take advantage of our Zero Fee Guarantee

Get started with your workers’ compensation claim today

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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

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