You need an experienced worker’s compensation attorney for Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law
In most instances, the only recourse an individual injured on the job has is to file a workers’ compensation claim against his or her employer. The three basic types of workers’ compensation benefits an injured worker may be entitled to are:
- payment for medical bills incurred;
- payment of temporary total disability benefits for time missed from work;
- and a permanency award.
Common Questions Encountered
- I was injured at work how do I initiate a worker’s compensation claim?
- When do I start receiving my temporary total disability checks?
- How much are my temporary total disability checks supposed to be?
- Is there a time limit to notify my employer of my accident/injury?
- Is there a statute of limitations to file a workers’ compensation claim?
- Why is my claim being denied even though my injury obviously occurred at work?
- Are pre-existing conditions covered?
- I didn’t really have an “accident” but I was injured related to repetitive work activities. Is that covered under workers’ compensation?
- I am not happy with the doctor who is treating me. Can I switch doctors? How many doctors can I see for my injury?
- The doctor treating me is talking to the workers’ compensation insurance adjuster and/or the nurse case manager about my medical treatment. Is this allowed?
- Do I have to go to an appointment with the insurance company doctor?
- The insurance company doctor has indicated that my injury is not work-related. Do I still have a case?
- How much is my case worth?
These are just some of the common questions that often arise after an individual is injured at work. To get the correct answer to these and other questions, you need an experienced, aggressive attorney, familiar with the nuances of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. Attorney Mark M. Wilson has specialized in workers’ compensation litigation since 1996.
He has handled a variety of claims involving:
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Death claims;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Carpal/cubital tunnel syndrome;
- Knee injuries;
- Shoulder injuries;
- Chemical exposure related injuries;
- Sprain/strain injuries;
- And many others.
Mark has been named to the exclusive list of the “10 Best Attorneys” for Illinois for client satisfaction in the area of workers’ compensation. Mark has extensive experience representing injured workers at arbitration hearings, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission hearings, before the Circuit Court and the Appellate Court of Illinois. He also has exceptional negotiating skills having obtained the largest settlement ever with the Chicago Public School District in 2017. He is a member of the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association.
Mark will ensure that your rights are protected and will work with you to maximize any award to which you may be entitled.