Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Kendall County, IL
If you were injured at work or you developed a health condition due to the nature of your work in Kendall County, it is important to consult a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney to protect your rights.
A victim of a work-related injury in Illinois is eligible for many forms of compensation including reasonable medical care required to cure or relieve the impact of the injury, lost time from work, and any temporary or permanent disability. 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. Regardless of your specific injury, you will want to work with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to ensure you get the most out of your claim.
If you have an accident in the workplace, there are critical steps that must be followed:
– Obtain first aid or any other necessary medical treatment as soon as possible: Your claim is strengthened if you have medical treatment on the date of the accident that provides an accurate history of how the accident happened and the injuries suffered.
– Report your injury immediately: Notify your employer about the injury and the way in which it occurred, as soon as possible. When notifying your employer of a work accident, you must describe the accident fully and the area of your body that was injured.
– Retain an attorney: Call Krol, Bongiorno & Given. Once you have received necessary emergency medical treatment, your next step is to call an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.
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.
Since 1962, we have fought for fair and full payment for injured workers in Illinois. 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.