You are eligible for a compensation claim if you have been injured in the course and scope of your employment. Various work-related accidents occur all throughout the Chicagoland area every day and are more common in some types of jobs than others. The injuries can range from temporary to permanent.
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Filing a worker compensation claim can seem like an overwhelming process especially when you are suffering. Help is one phone call away. Allowing your claim to linger can reduce your chances of getting a favorable result. In some cases, delay can result in your claim being barred and you will be ineligible for any compensation. Contact The Law office of Grace and Thompson today, and we will help you navigate the complicated process of filing a successful workers’ compensation claim.
What Benefits Are You Entitled Under a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
You are eligible for compensation claim if you have been injured in the course and scope of your employment. The no-fault nature of workers’ compensation means you are eligible for benefits even if you are responsible (in part or in whole) for the injuries you have sustained. The benefits you can claim usually depend on the nature of the injury, the extent of the injury, the length of recovery, and your wage rate.
A workers’ compensation benefit often covers:
- Medical Care and Prescription Medication Expenses
- Surgical Expenses
- Two-thirds of average weekly wage Loss (TTD)
- Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)
- Vocational rehabilitation benefits
- Supplemental wage benefits
- Impairment benefits
- Death benefits payable to employee’s survivors in the case of a fatality
The above benefits and amounts are payable by the employer’s worker’s compensation insurance company. If your employer is not insured, they must pay you directly and are subject to potential penalties.
Why Hire a Compensation Lawyer?
Working with a competent attorney on your workers’ compensation claim allows you to concentrate on your recovery while your attorney fights on your behalf.
Our workers’ compensation lawyers are professionals who are trained to handle your case from start to finish, including:
Investigating the Accident:
This entails finding out what caused your accident and the at-fault parties. The findings help to craft a comprehensive workers’ comprehension claim on your behalf.
Identifying Compensation Sources:
If your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance, the insurance company would be the source of compensation. Otherwise, your employer may have to pay the compensation directly.
At-fault parties frequently attempt to deny a claim. Your workers’ compensation lawyer will aggressively defend you their excuses and force them to provide a reasonable settlement offer that compensates your loss.
Litigate Your Case in Court:
If necessary, your lawyer will represent you fiercely in front of a jury, ensuring you get a favorable outcome.