Connect With A Workers’ Compensation Attorney In Chicago
Whether you work in a hospital, health care clinic, dentist office, restaurant, bar, at a construction site, in a high-rise office, warehouse, factory, classroom or grocery store, injuries happen all the time. If you are hurt at work, tell your boss right away about your injuries and seek the medical attention you need.
In Illinois, employers with one or more employees must have workers’ compensation insurance available to pay for an employee’s injury. Workers’ compensation insurance should cover the costs of an employee’s work-related injuries or occupational disease. The process to obtain compensation is regulated by the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. The state uses the workers’ compensation system to minimize lawsuits against employers, but the system is complex with strict time limits.
Prioritizing The Well-Being Of Chicago’s Workforce
Filing for workers’ compensation can be a confusing process, especially when you are suffering injuries or an illness due to:
- Falling objects
- Crane accidents
- Commercial truck collisions
- Car crashes
- Falls from scaffolding or ladders
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Burns or explosions
- Oil spills
- Improper equipment storage
- Repetitive motion strain
- Faulty hygiene practices
- Unsafe premises
- Dangerously or poorly designed equipment
Seek the assistance of an energetic attorney as soon as possible following your injury or discovery of illness to learn about your obligations when pursuing workers’ compensation. At Flanagan Injury Law Group, LLC, attorney L. Michael Flanagan draws from in-depth personal injury experience to assist those injured on the job get the compensation they need to heal.
What Kind Of Compensation Can You Receive?
If you or a loved one has workplace injuries, you may have a right to receive various types of compensation. Some of the benefits outlined by Illinois law include:
- Medical care – Covering the cost of medical attention, prescriptions and rehabilitative equipment or services needed to relieve injury
- Permanent total disability – Providing compensation if you’re permanently unable to work
- Temporary total disability – Compensating you if you are unable to work for an extended period
Temporary or permanent partial disability is also an option for employees who can eventually return to work. If you have lost a loved one to a work accident, you may qualify to receive death benefits.
Get The Compensation You Deserve
Attorney Flanagan focuses on taking care of his clients. He will help you understand your legal options and fight to get you the compensation you need. Call his office in Chicago at 773-789-8529 or send him an email to arrange for a free consultation.