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Injured on the Job? It’s More than Just the Injury

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Injured on the Job? It’s More than Just the Injury

If you experienced an injury at your workplace, you should avoid suffering in silence at all costs. Take advantage of your right to a safe work environment and properly functioning equipment and consult with a Chicago worker’s compensation attorney because you may be eligible for substantial compensation for your medical costs, lost wages or benefits, emotional distress and suffering and its impact on the welfare of your family. Unless the injury occurred as a result of your own negligence or violation of safety standards or precautions, you should take legal action and seek justice.

Federal and Illinois state laws protect workers who suffered injuries at their workplace due to the negligence of other co-workers or supervisors, malfunctioning equipment that was not repaired on time, irresponsible management and manipulation of stocks or machinery by other people, and many more. An Illinois injury attorney is a qualified professional to evaluate each individual case, determine whether there is a person or organization responsible for the worker’s injury and assess the amount of potential worker’s compensation obtained through legal proceedings.

Mental Injury

Although physical consequences are by far the most disabling for a worker, one should not neglect the continuous mental distress, anxiety and panic associated with potentially losing wages, inability to provide for the family or other negative thoughts arising after the incident. Many workers choose to suffer in silence and avoid taking legal action due to lack of information, lack of proper legal support or simply embarrassment to look bad in front of their work colleagues. It can cause depression and other mental health issues over time, which may amplify the already substantial medical costs and diminish the motivation to perform their best work. If you, one of your family members or a work colleague suffered a work injury that resulted in physical trauma, chronic disease, toxic exposure, mental health issues, lost wages and benefits or other unpleasant consequences.

An Illinois Worker’s Compensation Lawyer Is Your Loyal Ally When Trying To Defend Your Rights In Court

There are many facets to a personal work injury case. Navigating through the complex lawsuit process and paperwork may seem like overwhelming, and many workers may want to quit if they don’t benefit from proper legal support offered by a skilled personal injury lawyer in Illinois. You may have suffered extensive physical trauma, which can later result in disability or chronic disease depending on the nature of your work injuries. Even if you don’t experience immediate work impairment, you may be susceptible to chronic conditions that aggravate over time, such as arthritis, or joint inflammation, liver disease as a consequence of toxic exposure, or lung damage, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, caused by smoke or inhaling toxic chemicals, among many others. Even if you don’t experience negative effects after a moderate injury, don’t hesitate to consult with your doctor and one of the experienced personal injuries lawyers in Chicago to determine the potential impact of someone’s negligence of your health, financial stability and emotional well-being.
Do not hesitate to contact an experienced Illinois workers compensation lawyer who can suggest the best course of legal action or start the process of filing a lawsuit to obtain the deserved compensation.

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