We Help Injured Workers Navigate the Claims Process
Injured employees in Illinois are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, regardless of who was at fault for the workplace accident. If you are hurt on the job, you are required to report a work injury to your employer within 45 days of the incident, but typically the sooner the report is made, the better. In Illinois, the law also protects employees when making workers’ compensation claims, and prohibits employers from firing or harassing an employee for doing so.
In order to claim workers’ compensation, the injured worker typically needs to prove the following:
– An injured worker must be able to prove that the employer was engaged in business in the state of Illinois at the time of the injury
– The injury must have occurred while the individual was performing work or performing actions required by the employer
– An injured worker must be able to prove that his level of functioning is impaired as a result of the injury
– The injury was caused by the accident and not a result of a pre-existing condition or other incident
Many workers’ compensation claims in Illinois are undone by deadlines, paperwork errors, and other missteps that can easily be avoided. It is extremely important to seek immediate medical care and to speak with an experienced workers comp attorney as soon as possible.
At Krol, Bongiorno & Given, we understand that suffering an illness or injury on the job leaves you with difficult questions. In order to ensure that you and your loved ones receive the best outcome, make sure you have the help of an experienced Illinois workplace injury lawyer you deserve. Call us at (312) 726-5567 for a free consultation or contact us online.