If you think you deserve workers’ comp, you should act quickly
If you have been injured while working in Illinois, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Illinois is a no-fault workers’ comp state, which means that employees cannot sue their employers if they’re injured at work. In exchange, employees do not have to prove that their employer is at fault for their workplace injury. Instead, they only need to prove that the injury happened while they were on the job. There is a requirement under the Illinois law that the employer be given notice of the accident within 45 days of its occurrence.
After a work accident, you should do the following:
– 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.
While the claim filing process in Illinois might seem straightforward and easy, many people are shocked when their claims are denied. Hiring a dedicated workers’ comp attorney will give you a much better chance of obtaining the benefits you deserve.
Since 1962, the attorneys at Krol, Bongiorno, and Given Ltd. have handled well over 30,000 claims for injured workers throughout the state of Illinois.For immediate help with a work injury case, call (312) 726-5567 for a free consultation or contact us online.