INJURED AT WORK? OUR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEYS IN CHICAGO CAN HELP!
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury at work you can count on the workers compensation lawyers at Edward Johnson and Associates P.C. to do what it takes to win your case.
Edward Johnson and Associates P.C. has been helping injured workers in the greater Chicago area for years. If you have been injured on the job or suffered a work-related illness, you can count on our team of experienced lawyers and staff to help you win the benefits you deserve.
When you suffer an injury or illness on the job, claiming workers’ compensation benefits is often the only way to make sure you have the money you need to cover your medical expenses and pay your bills. Although Illinois has a “no-fault” workers’ comp system, many employers and insurance companies still make it extraordinarily difficult for injured workers to receive the benefits they deserve. To make sure you have the best chance to collect maximum benefits for your injury or illness, you need an experienced workers’ compensation personal injury attorney on your side.
WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU
When you contact one of our attorneys about your workers’ compensation claim, the first thing we will do is schedule a free, confidential initial consultation. In order to help you secure maximum compensation, we need to know what happened, how badly you are injured, and what you have done so far regarding your claim. With workers’ comp, there are processes and procedures that need to be closely followed, and we want to make sure you do not do anything that could jeopardize your claim to compensation.
Once we take your case, we will work quickly and aggressively to win the benefits you deserve. This may include negotiating a settlement with your employer’s insurance company, or it may mean taking your claim to court. Whatever it takes, we will not stop until you are satisfied with the outcome of your case.
WHEN YOU SHOULD CONTACT A WORKERS’ COMP ATTORNEY
If you have been injured on the job, you should contact us right away. The processes and procedures we mentioned? If you do not follow them, you could lose your right to collect benefits. Our team of workers’ comp lawyers and experts will guide you every step of the way, ensuring that you do everything necessary to protect your claim to compensation.
If you have already filed for benefits and are struggling with the process, if your claim has been denied, or if you were receiving benefits but your employer’s insurance company cut you off, it is not too late to get help. Let us help you protect your legal rights.
Edward Johnson and Associates P.C. has the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to effectively pursue your worker’s compensation case.
Workers Compensation FAQ
WHAT IS WORKERS’ COMPENSATION?
Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance. It is required for most employers in the State of Illinois. Workers’ comp is designed to be a safety net for injured workers. If you are hurt while on the job in the City of Chicago, you may be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim.
WORKERS COMPENSATION CAN HELP YOU WITH:
- This can include hospitals, doctor visits, surgery, medication, crutches, and other related expenses associated with the injury.
- If you are unable to work either temporarily or permanently as a result of your on-the-job injury, you may qualify to receive a portion of your lost wages through workers’ compensation.
There are other benefits as well. However, you must file a claim in order to receive benefits. Yet, all too often when people file workers’ compensation claims, they don’t receive the benefits that they deserve. If you’re hurt on the job in Chicago and need to file a workers’ compensation claim, you should call Malman Law. We can answer any questions you have about workers’ compensation. We can also help you get the benefits that you deserve. If you were hurt during your shift at work, don’t wait. Call or contact us now to schedule your free consultation.
I WAS HURT AT WORK. AM I OBLIGATED TO SEE THE DOCTOR PROVIDED BY THE COMPANY?
Because of changes in Illinois workers’ compensation laws, you must be extremely careful in deciding whether you will choose to see your own doctor or see the company doctor. You no longer have the right to choose two doctors of your own if your employer provides and notifies you of their Preferred Provider Program. If you still elect to see a different provider, you may be stuck with paying your own expenses for your on-the-job-injury. You may have the option to select one doctor of your own choices even if your employer has a Preferred Provider Program. That doctor may refer you to another doctor if it is reasonable and necessary for your recovery. If you have questions about your rights as an injured employee, you should contact Edward Johnson and Associates P.C. right away. Recent changes in the law mean that your rights have changed.
I WAS HURT AT WORK. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Getting hurt at work can be scary. Do not continue to work if you’ve been hurt on the job. Continuing to work can make your injury worse. You should immediately inform your supervisor or manager about your injury. Ask your supervisor or HR rep how you can file a workers’ compensation claim. They will also be able to inform you on your options for medical care. If you have a medical emergency, call 911 and get help. Then, contact Great American Personal Injury. Although workers’ compensation was designed to protect workers rights, the insurance company will often try to pay you as little as possible. They may even try to get you to sign a settlement agreement. Don’t sign anything without first talking to a lawyer. Great American Personal Injury provides legal representation for injured workers. Call now to schedule your appointment and to learn how we can help you protect your legal rights.
I DON’T AGREE WITH HOW MY CLAIM IS BEING HANDLED BY WORKERS’ COMPENSATION. WHAT CAN I DO?
When there is a dispute related to workers’ compensation, it is handled by the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission through arbitration. However, to protect your rights from the very beginning, you should hire a workers’ compensation attorney. Preparing for disagreements, court, or even arbitration begins from the same day that you are hurt. Arbitration is similar to court in that evidence will be presented by attorneys. Although a judge does not oversee arbitration, the final decision is legally binding. It can take months before your case is heard. In the event that you are not happy with the decision, you may be eligible to appeal. To protect your legal rights as an injured worker, you should talk with Great American Personal Injury as soon as possible after you’re hurt on the job.