Chicago Workers Compensation Benefits Lawyers
Injured Employees’ Rights Under Workers’ Compensation
In Illinois, injured workers have three separate rights that are protected by the Workers’ Compensation Act. If you were injured because of your work, whether through an accident or because of a repetitive stress injury, it is important to contact experienced Chicago workers’ compensation benefits attorneys who can help you understand your rights at every step of the process.
At Grazian & Volpe, that is exactly what you can expect from us. You’ll work with an attorney who has more than 30 years of experience in worker’s compensation, and who has built the reputation and relationships necessary to handle your claim properly. With our high level of experience, we understand what factors need to be included to sway insurance adjusters, and we can help make sure you receive your maximum benefits quickly.
When you really need a Chicago work injury lawyer, call Grazian & Volpe at 773-838-8100 or send us an email.
If you are suffering from an accident or injury at work, there are three main rights you are entitled to:
- Medical treatment: Workers’ compensation entitles you to medical treatment at no cost to you. You do not have to be treated by the doctors selected by your employer.
- Temporary disability: If the doctor determines that you are unable to work because of an injury caused at work, you are entitled to two-thirds of what you normally earn.
- Permanent disability: After an injury, you are entitled to a permanent partial disability settlement depending on the nature and extent of your injury.
In addition to these three rights, you may also be entitled to receive vocational education and training; wages from a second job; wage differential payments if you must return to a lower paying job; or benefits for disfigurement. If you cannot return to your former job because of limitations caused by your injuries, you are entitled to assistance in finding other employment making the same rate of pay you were making at the time that you were injured.
Contact Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
If you were totally or partially dependent upon someone who died as a result of an industrial injury or accident, you may be entitled to recover benefits including burial expenses and a lump sum payment. When you contact our firm, we can help make sure you receive the appropriate death benefits. We know grieving the loss of a loved one is challenging, and we will patiently guide you through the process, making sure your rights are protected at every step.
Learn more about the representation we provide by contacting an expert Chicago work injury lawyer by calling 773.838.8100 to schedule your free initial consultation. If you are unable to come to our office, we are willing to visit you at your home or in the hospital.