Rights of Injured Workers in Illinois
Hard-Hitting Chicago Workers' Compensation Attorneys
Under the Illinois Workers' Compensation and Occupational Diseases
Acts, employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses are entitled
to receive restitution for their injuries. Regrettably, compensation is
administered by an employer's insurance company who is primarily focused
on profits and not the rights and well-being of their injured employees.
At Drake & Collopy, P.C., our team of attorneys has
more than 40 years combined experience aggressively representing the rights of injured workers. As seasoned advocates,
we have a keen knowledge of the tactics used to unreasonably deny a claimant
and what strategies are effective to successfully challenge them. If you
are encountering obstacles in your pursuit of a claim, our Chicago workers'
compensation lawyers can deliver the hard-hitting representation you deserve
to protect your employee rights!
Don't sign away your right to maximum compensation!
Request a free case review
with our team of lawyers before you agree to any settlement.
The cost of your workplace injury is covered by law!
Injuries caused, in whole or in part, by the employee's work or that
happen while the employee is on the job are covered by the Workers'
Compensation Act. This includes injuries incurred in an accident, repetitive
motion injuries, and physical problems brought about by workplace stress.
Your workers' compensation benefit rights include:
- Coverage for the costs of treating or curing your injury or condition
- Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits while you are off work recovering
from your injury
- Temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits if you are able to return to
work only part time
- Vocational rehabilitation benefits
- Permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits if you are permanently disabled
but able to return to work
- Permanent total disability (PTD) benefits if you are no longer able to
work in any capacity
- Wage differential benefits, if you are unable to return to your job but
are able to work in another type of job with lower pay
- Death benefits for surviving family members
Workers' compensation claims start off simple, but, in reality, are
highly complex. Insurance companies will often employ medical experts
and lawyers to downplay your injuries, minimize their impact, and deny
your benefits. At Drake & Collopy, P.C., we have the resources you
need to prove the extent of your injuries and garner your optimal compensation.
Call us today to protect your employee rights!
It is against the law for an employer to undermine your claim, harass you
in any way, or fire you for seeking workers' compensation.
You have a right to file a workers' compensation claim without fear
of intimidation or retaliation. If your employer subjects you to this
type of abusive behavior, you have a legal right to file a lawsuit for
employee discrimination and / or wrongful termination. Additionally, if
your disability increases within 30 months after an initial settlement,
you have a right to reopen your case with the Illinois Workers' Compensation
If you or a member of your family has been injured in a work-related accident,
we can help! At Drake & Collopy, P.C., we have been fervently advocating
for the rights of injured workers since our firm's founding in 1996.
We have the legal insight needed to properly value your claim and the
honed skill required to achieve the just settlement you deserve!
Contact us today
to request a free case consultation with one of our Chicago workers'