Workers’ Compensation – Chicago Worker’s Rights Attorneys
Under Illinois Workers’ Compensation Laws, workers can collect money for injuries that occur during the course and scope of thier employment. If you are injured on the job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. The Chicago workers’ compensation Attorneys at SHEA LAW GROUP have helped thousands of clients recover medically and financially from their work-related injuries, including:
- Truck Drivers
- Construction workers
- Factory Workers
- Union members
THE ILLINOIS WORKERS COMPENSATION SYSTEM
One of the most important aspects of a workers’ compensation claim is to understand that it is not a personal injury lawsuit. A workers’ compensation claim is against an employer and its insurance company for injuries sustained on the job. The process for filing a workers’ compensation claim is very different from filing a personal injury lawsuit. For example, an arbitrator, not a jury decides your case. If you file a claim, you are entitled to benefits even while your case is being resolved. For example, in the state of Illinois, employees injured on the job get two-thirds of their regular pay, while they are away from work recovering from their injuries. In addition, all medical bills are paid for in full, and depending on the level of disability, you may receive a lump sum settlement.
HOW WE CAN HELP
The attorneys at the Chicago-based SHEA LAW GROUP have focused their practice on fighting for plaintiffs in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. In your workers’ compensation case, we will work quickly to get your claim filed so that you can start to receive workers’ compensation benefits. If necessary, we will consult with medical specialists and experts who can help us quantify your injury and recovery amount. The best way to avoid delays in receiving the compensation you deserve is to retain a Chicago workers’ compensation attorney who has experience filing and settling workers’ compensation claims.