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Rights of Injured Worker

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 Commission.

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’ compensation attorneys.

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