If you get hurt at work, we can help. We will help you assert rights you may not know you had, protect your job, ensure that you receive proper medical care and maximize your settlement.
Types Of Work Injuries That Are Covered By Illinois Workers’ Compensation:
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What Are You Entitled To?
State laws govern the distribution of workers’ compensation benefits. According to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, injured workers are entitled to:
Medical expenses – 100% of all medical expenses are covered. No deductible or co-insurance payment is required.
Choice of Doctors – You may choose two doctors for your treatment. You are also entitled to treatment from doctors to whom you are referred.
Partial Permanent Disability (PPD) – Also known as a lump sum settlement, this benefit is meant to compensate you for your injuries if you suffer from partial loss of the use of a body part. The amount of these benefits is determined by what body part is permanently impaired and how that will affect your life.
Permanent Total Disability (PTD) – If your injury leaves you unable to do any kind of work or you lose two of the same body parts (e.g., both hands), you are entitled to benefits for life. These benefits are also based on two-thirds of your average gross weekly wage.
Temporary Total Disability (TTD) – If you need to be off work to heal from your injuries, you are entitled to a weekly lost wage benefit. This sum is calculated based on two-thirds of your average gross weekly wage.
Wage Loss Differential – If your injury prohibits you for doing your job and you must take a lower paying job, you may be entitled to a benefit equal to two-thirds of the difference between the average gross weekly wages of each job.
Vocational Retraining – If you cannot return to your job because of your injury, you may be entitled to compensation for retraining in another occupation.
Survivor benefits – If a worker is killed on the job, his or her dependent heirs are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
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Am I eligible for workers’ compensation?
Any employee who is injured while on the job or becomes ill as a result of his or her work is entitled to workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is an insurance program that provides payment to employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. Typically, injured or ill employees are entitled to four types of benefits which include:
- Weekly compensation
- Permanent impairment benefits
- Payment of medical bills
- Vocational rehabilitation
Do I need a lawyer?
When it comes to making this decision we ask our clients to keep in mind that defendants frequently have teams of attorneys on staff prepared to find ways to pay out as little as possible on every claim. So why not hire a team of accomplished attorneys who focus on personal injury litigation to level the playing field for you?
What are some rights workers have?
Workers have a lot of rights. If by chance you were injured in your workplace, you do not need to be afraid to file a claim. Under the Illinois law, businesses are not allowed to terminate or fire an employee for filing a workers’ compensation case. You also have the right to see your own doctor rather than one recommended by the company. In regards to temporary wages while taking time off work due to a workplace injury, your employer must compensate you with two-thirds of your average weekly salary. If necessary, your employer also has the responsibility of retraining you on the job.
What are the dos and don'ts if I am injured on the job?
- If you are able to, report your injuries to your employer first. Don’t leave your employer in the dark; call them. Being truthful and honest in any type of case is very important.
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible. Be up front and get the care that you need.
- Neglecting to report your injury to your employer. If you choose so, you do not even need to seek medical attention but you absolutely need to report it. Ignoring it will only cause you a problem later on.
- Ignoring a repetitive pain or injury. This may be a potential work related injury.
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