Injured while on the job in Illinois? We will fight for you!
Workers’ compensation is a complex area of law that recent legislation has made it more difficult for injured workers to obtain their benefits. In particular, many changes to the law regarding eligibility criteria have made the process more complicated. While workers’ compensation in Illinois can pay for your lost wages and medical expenses, keep in mind that the insurance companies would try to pay you as little as possible.
If you are an Illinois worker who has been injured, or if you have gotten sick from doing your job, don’t make the mistake of representing yourself in your workers’ compensation claim. We have put together a list of common mistakes we see injured workers make. These mistakes include:
– Letting the insurance company take control of your claim
– Failure to report the accident immediately
– Failing to follow through with treatment
– Falsifying your injuries and symptoms
– Not filing an accurate injury report
– Failing to inform your doctor
– Trying to file on your own
Following a workplace accident, injured individuals may be inclined to speak with their employer’s insurance company, without the assistance of an attorney. However, insurance companies do not represent injured workers. As a result, they often attempt to minimize or deny payments for job-related injuries. It is imperative that injured workers understand that a successful claim requires strong medical documentation and an ability to demonstrate that an injury or condition was caused by their job duties.
Since 1962, the law firm of Krol, Bongiorno & Given, Ltd. has been a leader in the field of workers’ compensation law. While we are one of the largest firms in Illinois dedicated solely to the representation of injured workers, we pride ourselves on the personal, one-on-one approach we deliver to each client. We focus entirely on workers’ compensation, which allows us to pour all of our time, resources, and efforts into helping people get back on their feet.
We work hard to establish a personal relationship with all of our clients. If you are unhappy with your current lawyer, call our office for a free second opinion. Our firm may be able to take over the handling of your claim for no additional cost to you. We will review your injuries, the circumstances of the workplace accident and your viable legal options. For immediate help with a work injury case call (312) 726-5567 for a free consultation or contact us online.