Chicago Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Job-related injuries and illnesses can cause significant financial stress. Whether you work in a health care setting, hospitality, construction, restaurant, retail or other industry, if you got hurt at work, you deserve benefits. Tell your boss right away about your injuries and seek the medical attention you need. Then, contact a lawyer.
At Flanagan Injury Law Group, LLC, we can help you pursue the workers’ comp benefits you deserve. Our founding attorney, L. Michael Flanagan, is a proven advocate for injury victims throughout the Chicago area who got hurt or sick on the job. A native of Chicago’s South Side, he knows how tough it can be to live with financial struggles on top of injuries. He and his team will fight tirelessly for the full compensation you deserve. Call 773-789-5870 today to get a free consultation.
How Workers’ Comp Works In Chicago
In Illinois, employers with one or more employees must have workers’ compensation insurance available to pay for any employment-related injuries or illnesses that befall employees. The process for obtaining 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 and other procedural challenges that can make it difficult to navigate alone.
Filing for workers’ compensation can be a confusing process. With our team on your side, you can focus on resting and recovery and leave the legal headaches to us.
Prioritizing The Well-Being Of Chicago’s Workforce
We are committed to helping workers from all walks of life who have been hurt in job-related accidents involving:
- 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
Our attorneys draw on in-depth experience and proven track record to help those injured on the job get the compensation they need to heal.
What Types Of Injuries Happen In The Workplace?
Workplaces have many different hazards, and even the safest can result in injuries. We commonly assist clients experiencing:
- Broken bones and compound fractures
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Burns and chemical exposure
- Lacerations and soft tissue damage
- Organ damage
- Embedded foreign objects
- Crushed limbs and joints
- Head injuries
- Spinal damage and back injuries
- Injuries leading to amputation
- Injuries leading to death
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.
Third-Party Personal Injury Claims in Chicago
While you can’t sue your employer for negligence, if the carelessness of a third party – for example, a product manufacturer or subcontractor – contributed to your injuries, you may have a personal injury claim against them. Pursuing that claim is a separate process from workers’ comp.
Because our team is well-versed in personal injury cases, we can handle both aspects of your case, including identifying and pursuing a personal injury claim to maximize your compensation.
Connect With A Workers’ Compensation Attorney In Chicago
Our Chicago workers’ compensation lawyers are passionate about taking care of clients. We will help you understand your legal options and fight to get you the compensation you need. To get started with a free initial consultation, call 773-789-5870 or send us an email.