Injured At Work? You Have A Right To Claim Workers’ Compensation Benefits — But Do You Need A Lawyer? We will show you EXACTLY How to File a Claim.
Employees go to work to make money for their families, but what happens when they get hurt on the job? Injuries that have long recovery times or end in permanent disability can really set a family back. Depending on the severity, you’re often dealing with some major financial detriments like missed work or medical expenses. If you have been injured on the job, an Illinois Workers’ Compensation lawyer can help make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
It is not uncommon for an employer (or even the insurance company) to deny that an injury actually at work or while performing job duties. This happens a lot when no one else was around to witness the accident, or if it wasn’t immediately reported.
After you report the accident to your employer, they are required to move swiftly with their end of the paperwork. If they are delaying or keep “forgetting” to do their part, this only delays your compensation.
Permanent disability claims are the most expensive for insurance companies to deal with. This means that they are far more likely to fight back or even simply deny a serious claim such as permanent disability.
If your medical provider has recommended a particular treatment for your injuries that the insurance company claims is not necessary (usually due to it being relatively expensive), you need to fight back against that decision. Your health is the number one priority and you deserve compensation for the costs required.
A denial is not the end of the line! Insurance companies are for-profit institutions, and as such will work to deny any claim they possibly can for any little reason they can think of. Filing an appeal is your right, and a lawyer can help make sure you have the best chance at a successful appeal.
If you are offered a settlement that is far below what is necessary to cover your medical bills and loss of wages, do not accept this offer! Contact a lawyer right away to review your case and determine your options for getting the compensation you truly deserve.
As stated above, insurance companies will find any reason they can to deny your claim. If you have a preexisting condition it is highly likely that they will find some way to spin things in order to blame your injury on that condition.
Social Security disability benefits (SSDI) may be reduced if you are also getting compensation from a workers’ comp claim. A lawyer will be able to help make sure everything is filed in a way that will maximize your benefits.
If your employer has demoted you, reduced your hours, fired you, or applied pressure on you to return to work before you are physically able to, a lawyer can help fight back against these unfair penalties.
If someone else contributed to your injury (such as a reckless driver) you have the right to file a personal injury claim against them in addition to your workers’ comp claim.
Fortunately, in Illinois, employers are required by law to provide workers’ compensation benefits for their employees. These benefits are to include compensation such as:
The #1 piece of advice we can offer is — If you’ve been injured in the workplace or believe your injury is linked to your job duties, reach out to a lawyer to discuss your claim. (it’s free!)
An experienced workers’ comp attorney will work diligently to calculate the TOTAL cost of your injuries to ensure you’re getting what you’re entitled to and getting what you need to make a FULL recovery. Work with a disability benefits lawyer that is well versed in all areas of Workers Compensation in Belleville, including denied benefits, death claims, and medical treatment.
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The lawyer you hire for your workers’ compensation claim can have a HUGE impact on your family’s financial future. You need to find a lawyer that will provide aggressive representation for you. Look for a law firm that always starts your case with a free evaluation and is available 24/7 to meet any client’s unique needs. The best Workers’ Compensation lawyers will only charge for their services once you are successfully awarded compensation.
Choosing a lawyer to fight for your rights and help you get the deserved compensation is an important decision. The Law Office of Jason B Going is experienced and proven when it comes to workers’ compensation cases, and they will give you the best chance at a favorable outcome in your case.
If you have sustained injury or illness in the workplace, we can help get you the compensation you truly deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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Through the years Jason has served as an advocate for numerous clients in matters before various Circuit Courts in Illinois and Missouri as well as before the Missouri Court of Appeals. He represents clients in various areas of law including personal injury, automobile accidents, workers' compensation, criminal defense, DUI/DWI defense, and traffic cases.. Jason is licensed in Illinois, Missouri, and Florida.