Skilled Chicago Workers Compensation Lawyers Defend Your Claim
Our Tinley Park attorneys understand the processes and protocols injured workers must follow
Most people who are injured through acts of negligence are able to pursue compensation for their injuries through a personal injury lawsuit. But a different set of rules and laws applies to employees who are injured either at their place of business or while engaged in the normal course of their job. These individuals must usually seek damages by filing a workers compensation claim. While this process exists to protect the rights of employers and employees alike, workers compensation can be a convoluted and confusing process for the uninitiated. If you or someone you love needs to file an Illinois workers compensation claim, contact James Hamman at The Law Offices of Newman, Boyer & Statham, Ltd.
Types of claims with which we can help
The main reason workers compensation is so effective at compensating injured employees is that questions of fault or negligence never enter into the equation. An employer pays into a workers compensation insurance policy from which employees are compensated should they be injured on the job. But the insurance company in question could still try to minimize the settlement with the employee to reduce the impact on their bottom line. A reputable Chicago workers compensation attorney can help by presenting your case to the insurance company, thus maximizing your settlement for personal injuries that may include the following:
Our Chicago FELA attorneys can also help with the specific laws protecting railroad employees from workplace injury.
What kinds of compensation can you earn through workers compensation?
Illinois state laws specifically outline the rights of injured workers and the types of compensation they can collect. Our knowledgeable Chicago workers compensation attorneys can help you determine the benefits for which you qualify, which may include the following:
- All of your incurred medical expenses, with no deductible or co-insurance
- Temporary Total Disability (TTD), which is two-thirds of your average gross weekly wage if you cannot work
- Partial Permanent Disability (PPD), which compensates you if you permanently lose partial use of a body part as the result of your injuries, or Permanent Total Disability (PTD), which compensates you if you are permanently unable to do any kind of work or if you lose two of the same body parts as a result of your injuries, such as both legs or hands
- Wage loss differential, if your injuries force you into lower paying employment
- Vocational retraining if you cannot return to your original job following your injury
- Survivor benefits if you are the beneficiary of a worker killed due to on-the-job injuries
Contact us when you or a loved one needs the help of workers compensation lawyers in Chicago and Tinley Park
The Chicago and Tinley Park workers compensation lawyers at The Law Offices of Newman, Boyer & Statham, Ltd. are ready to advise our clients on any personal injury or workers compensation claim. Contact us online or call the firm at 312.443.1998 or 312.443.1998 today to arrange a free consultation.