WORKERS’ COMP LAWYER FOR OTTAWA, PERU, & SURROUNDING AREAS
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 employees may be entitled to are:
- Payment for Medical Bills
- Permanency Award
- Payment of Temporary Total Disability Benefits for Time Missed from Work
A Work Injury Lawyer in Illinois
If you sustained an injury on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. However, navigating Illinois Workers’ Comp Law can be difficult, which is why you should reach out to an experienced workers’ compensation attorney in Ottawa as soon as possible.
For residents of Illinois, Attorney Mark M. Wilson is here to help. He is an active member of the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association and a long-time representative of workers’ comp cases. With his experience, there is a greater chance that your case will be successful.
What Is Workers’ Comp?
Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that provides medical coverage and wage replacement to employees who have been injured in the course of completing their work responsibilities. In exchange for coverage through workers’ comp insurance, the injured party agrees to relinquish the right to sue their employer.
The process starts after an injury has occurred, where the employee files a claim and seeks coverage with certain benefits. These benefits can include payment of medical bills, wages for time missed, and a permanency award.
Employers are well-equipped to handle workers’ comp claims, as they have to be by law. However, oftentimes it turns out that not all employers are willing to accommodate claims as they should. This usually results in the injured employee not receiving full compensation. In these situations, a workers’ compensation lawyer is essential to improving the chances that the injured party will obtain what they are owed.
Navigating the law in Illinois requires assistance. At Wilson Law Office, LLC, clients have access to an attorney with over twenty years of experience in this specific area of the law. Working with the Wilson Law Office, LLC will increase your chances of obtaining justice for work-related injuries and claims.
Mark M. Wilson handles a variety of work injury claims, including the following:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Death Claims
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Carpal/Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Knee Injuries
- Shoulder Injuries
- Chemical Exposure Related Injuries
- Sprain/Strain Injuries
What Types of Work Injuries Are Covered
Claims can be filed for a variety of work-related injuries. Coverage for injuries will depend on the type of workers’ comp insurance your employer has. Maximum compensation for any injury will require the assistance of an expert workers’ compensation attorney.
Workers’ Compensation Law in Illinois
Every state varies on the standards implemented for workers’ compensation. Understanding the nuances of state law can be difficult, but is critical for case success. Some important facts about the Illinois Workers’ Compensation law include:
- Workers’ compensation is state-mandated and required to be carried by employers.
- Work-related illness or injury leaves an employee entitled to benefits no matter who is at fault.
- Illinois law does mandate that some injuries are not covered. These non-covered injuries include self-inflicted injuries, injuries sustained while not on the job, injuries sustained while committing a crime, and injuries sustained while violating company policy.
Common Questions Encountered
- I was injured at work, how do I initiate a workers’ 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?
- Do I have to go to an appointment with the insurance company doctor?
- How much is my case worth?
- I didn’t really have an “accident” but I was injured due 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?
- The insurance company doctor has indicated that my injury is not work-related. Do I still have a case?
Our work injury lawyers near Ottawa and Peru, IL can answer these questions and ensure that your rights are protected. We will work with you to maximize any award to which you may be entitled.
Contact Us to Speak to A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
State law seeks to protect injured workers with fair coverage requirements and clear standards under workers’ compensation. However, not every person is equipped to take on their employer and make their case according to the law.
With over twenty years worth of experience navigating workers’ comp law, the Wilson Law Office, LLC is here for you. Residents of each thriving Illinois community we have represented have found the expert assistance they need with our firm. Call us today or use the contact form to get in touch with a work injury attorney in Ottawa, IL, or the surrounding areas. We will fight for the benefits you deserve.