Illinois Workers' Compensation
Many people who are hurt on the job are unable to work while they recover and some are unable to return to their jobs at all. A work injury can be a major setback and in some cases the injury is severe enough that your life is essentially on the line. We get that. We have been involved in thousands of Illinois work comp cases. As a result, we treat every referral personally as if the caller was a family member or friend. There are many great attorneys out there, but also some really bad ones. We help you avoid those and connect you with a law firm that will care and fight for you.
The law in Illinois says that if you suffer a work-related injury, you get workers' compensation. It's similar to health insurance, but it's exclusively for work injuries and illnesses. You file a claim for lost wages and medical bill reimbursement. If your claim is approved, the insurance company pays you these benefits. If your claim is denied, you can request that an arbitrator hear the facts and decide. Most employers are required to have workers' compensation insurance.
A job-related injury or illness can hit you financially, as well as emotionally. Your goal is to get better and get back to work. Illinois law is set up to help you do this, but only if you take advantage of it. Don't let your boss tell you that you aren't eligible or that they don't have insurance or that your job will suffer if you file a claim. The law says you cannot be fired for filing a workers' compensation claim.
If your injury is serious, if your claim is denied, if you don't think you're getting full benefits, or if you simply want the assurance that someone is looking out for you, talk to a workers' compensation attorney. The attorneys we recommend do not take a fee from your weekly checks; they only charge you if they are able to get you a settlement or if they win at trial. In other words, they won't take away from the money that you need to pay bills and feed your family.
Every state has workers' compensation, but Illinois is considered one of the more worker friendly places to file a claim. If your employment is somehow connected to Illinois, you might be able to file a claim here, even if you don't physically work in Illinois. Read more here.
The links below provide information about specific injuries, as well as specific benefits that might be available to you. If you would like our help, please contact us at any time. All calls are confidential.
- Can I File My Workers' Compensation Case in Illinois?
- Can My Employer or the Insurance Company Talk to My Doctor?
- Common Questions about Illinois Workers' Compensation Laws
- Common terms in Illinois Workers' Compensation cases
- Frequently Asked Questions about Illinois Workers' Compensation cases
- Functional Capacity Evaluations
- Illinois Workers' Compensation settlements
- Illinois Workers' Compensation tips
- Independent Medical Examinations
- Our History of Success
- Random Illinois Workers' Compensation Facts
- Stages of an Illinois Workers' Compensation case
- Surveillance in Workers' Compensation Cases
- Ten Things You Should Know About Illinois Workers' Compensation Law
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Workers' Compensation 101
- Workers' Compensation and Medical Fee Schedules
- Types of injuries in Illinois Workers' Compensation Claims
- Can I Receive Workers' Compensation If My Condition is Pre-existing?
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Illinois Workers' Compensation Claims
- What to Expect from Carpal Tunnel Surgery
- Cauda Equina Syndrome
- Compartment Syndrome
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Does Typing Cause, Aggravate or Accelerate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Other Injuries to the Wrist and Hands?
- Overview of De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
- Elbow Injuries
- Hip Fractures
- Knee Injuries
- Lisfranc Injuries
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Neck Injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis and Illinois Work Injuries
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Compensation for Scars and Disfigurement
- Shoulder Injuries
- Spinal Injuries
- Spinal Stenosis
- Spiral Fractures
- TFCC Tears and Illinois Work Injuries
- Tarsal Tunnel and Illinois Work Injury Attorneys
- 2011 Changes to Workers' Compensations Laws
- 2006 Illinois Workers' Compensation Law Changes That May Still Effect You
- Analysis of Important Workers' Compensation Decisions
- Application for Adjustment of Claim
- Crime and Punishment in the Workers' Compensation Act
- Illegal Aliens and Illinois Workers' Compensation Benefits
- The Illinois Dead Man's Act
- Illinois Scaffolding Accidents
- Illinois Temporary Total Disability Benefits (TTD)
- Illinois Workers' Compensation, PPD and TTD Rates
- Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission and the Illinois Workers Compensation Act
- Illinois Workers' Compensation and Permanent Partial Disability Benefits (PPD)
- Independent Contractors and Illinois Workers' Compensation
- Medical benefits in Illinois Workers' Compensation Claims
- Medical Fee Schedule of February 1, 2006 for Workers' Compensation Claims
- Medical Treatment and Illinois Work Injuries
- New changes to the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act and additional updates at the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission
- Notice in Illinois Workers' Compensation Cases
- Nurse Case Managers and Illinois Work Injuries
- Parking Lot Accidents on the Job in Illinois
- Permanent Disability Benefits in Illinois Work Injuries
- Permanent Disability in Illinois Workers' Compensation Claims
- Social Security and Workers' Compensation Claims
- Statute of Limitations for Illinois Workers' Compensation Claims
- Traveling Employees and Illinois Work Injury Lawyers
- Wage Differential Law in Illinois Workers' Compensation Claims
- The Workers' Compensation Commission in Chicago
- Workers' Compensation for Traveling Employees
Attorneys and Trial
- Attorney Fees for Workers' Compensation in Illinois
- Should I Settle or go to Trial?
- Testifying in Illinois Court Cases
- What Does it Cost if I Switch Attorneys?
- What is Hiring a Workers' Compensation Lawyer Going to Cost?
- What makes a great Illinois Workers' Compensation lawyer?
- What Should I Ask a Work Injury Lawyer in Illinois?
- Where Should I Look For a Workers' Compensation Lawyer?
- Who is the Best Workers' Compensation Lawyer in Illinois?
- Your First Meeting With a Work Injury Attorney
- Bloomington Workers' Compensation Attorneys
- Chicago Claims
- Cook County Workers' Compensation Claims
- DuPage County Workers' Compensation Lawyers
- Kane County Workers' Compensation Lawyers
- Lake County Workers' Compensation Cases
- Locations for Illinois work accident arbitrations
- Madison County Workers' Compensation Attorneys
- McHenry County Work Injuries
- Peoria Workers' Compensation Attorneys
- Quad Cities Workers' Compensation Cases
- Rockford Area Workers' Compensation Cases
- Springfield Area Workers' Compensation Cases
- Urbana Area Workers' Compensation Cases
- Will County Workers' Compensation Attorneys
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If you are having problems with restrictions on the job or have any Illinois workman's compensation questions, please call us at (312) 346-5320.