Chicago Workers’ Compensation Benefits Lawyer

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.

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.

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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