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Why You May Need a Dedicated Chicago Workers’ Comp Attorney

How Workers’ Comp Works

Workers’ compensation insurance has been put in place to protect both workers and their employers. When an employee is injured on the job or becomes ill due to their employment, no matter whose fault it is, he or she is entitled to coverage. This includes the payment of medical bills, both basic medical care and rehabilitation, and reimbursement for a portion of lost wages.

Workers’ comp will also pay for retraining if the worker cannot return to their previous position due to the illness or injury. If doctors determine that the injured party can no longer work at all, workers’ compensation will pay permanent disability benefits.

In return for this coverage, the injured worker is not allowed to sue their employer for their injuries. In the state of Illinois, it is mandatory for employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance.

Why Would I Need an Attorney?

Many people believe that because they have workers’ comp insurance they will not need an attorney if they are injured at work. This may or may not be the case, depending on the circumstances. If your employer is cooperative and is willing to help you pursue your claim, you probably will not need a Chicago workers compensation attorney. However, if your employer tries to deny your claim, or tries to stall the claims process, you should reach out to a knowledgeable Chicago workers’ compensation attorney sooner rather than later.

Additionally, if you were injured due to faulty equipment, the equipment manufacturer may be held liable for your injuries. That means you are entitled to file a separate claim, in addition to your workers’ compensation claim. The best way to determine if anyone else should be held accountable for your injuries is to speak with an experienced lawyer.

Shea Law Group

If you or someone you love has been injured in a work-related incident, it is important to enlist the counsel of a dedicated Chicago workers’ compensation attorney.  Even if you believe your workers’ compensation claim will proceed smoothly, it is a good idea to review your case with a member of our expert legal team. It is the only way to ensure you are receiving a truly fair settlement.

At Shea Law Group, we have extensive experience with workers’ comp claims and we can help you. Give us a call at (877)-365-0040 to book your free no-obligation consultation. There is absolutely no risk to you, as we never charge a dime unless we win your case.