Chicago Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Representing the legal rights of workers who sustain or develop work-related injuries or illnesses
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Illinois private sector employers reported in excess of 125,000 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses during 2013. When workers are injured on the job, they are generally entitled to benefits under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. The program is a no-fault system that pays benefits to employees that have sustained work-related injuries or illnesses. The benefits paid by the Workers’ Compensation program often include reasonably required medical expenses, temporary total disability, temporary partial disability, vocational rehabilitation, permanent partial disability, and permanent total disability. The benefits for which an injured worker is eligible will depend largely on the nature of their injuries.
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Helping Illinois workers with a variety of legal matters related to workers’ compensation
Our Chicago workers’ compensation attorneys handle all aspects of Illinois workers’ compensation claims. Some of the legal issues in which we regularly represent clients are detailed below:
Helping you file your initial workers’ compensation claim – Filing a workers’ compensation claim in Illinois can be an extremely complicated process and involves notifying your employer about your injury within a certain period of time. In many cases, an injured party will need to communicate with his or her employer’s insurance company in order to determine benefits and the assistance of an attorney can help ensure that insured employees obtain the maximum benefits to which they are entitled.
Representing your Interests in any disputes that may arise – Sometimes, an employer may challenge an injured employee’s entitlement to benefits. Employers pay premiums to carry workers’ compensation insurance and claims made against them may raise their monthly payments, incentivizing them to dispute employee workers’ compensation claims.
Appealing a workers’ compensation denial – In some cases, a person who is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits will be denied for one reason or another. In these cases, you may request an appeal of that determination in the form of a hearing before an arbiter at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.
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People who are injured on the job are almost always legally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In some cases, they may even be able to assert a legal claim against their employer or a third party because of injuries sustained at work. Because the recovery obtained in a personal injury lawsuit often far exceeds what is available through the workers’ compensation program, it is always important to explore this possibility by discussing your injuries with an experienced lawyer. Even if workers’ compensation is your only option, an attorney can often help you navigate the process and represent you should any issues arise. To schedule a free consultation with the lawyers of Salvato, O’Toole & Froylan, please call our office today at 312-583-9500.
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People who are injured by the negligence of others are often legally entitled to compensation for their losses. Among the types of damages available in many Illinois personal injury cases are those for medical expenses, lost income, loss of future earning potential, property damage, and loss of enjoyment of life, among others. The Chicago personal injury attorneys of Salvato, O’Toole & Froylan have been helping victims of preventable accidents recover for their injuries since 2010 and have recovered multiple settlements in excess of one million dollars on behalf of their clients. We use a contingency fee arrangement in our representation of all of our personal injury clients, meaning that we do not collect any legal fees unless we successfully recover on your behalf. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, please call our office today at (312) 583-9500.