Workplace Accidents and Workers’ Compensation
Fight for Fair Compensation with a Chicago Workers Compensation Lawyer
Every day people are injured in the course of performing their work-related duties. Monetary compensation is available to those who have been injured under these circumstances. If either you or someone you know has been injured in the workplace, you are entitled to financial benefits while you are unable to work. In addition, Goldman & Associates may be able to help you receive a lump sum settlement on top of the mandatory benefits.
Workers’ compensation is usually paid out through your employer’s insurance company whose best interests are not necessarily in your best interest. They have attorneys, investigators, and adjusters who are actively trying to minimize the payout you receive. If you want to balance the scales, you should hire an experienced attorney to advocate for your interests.
At Goldman Injury Law, we have represented workers’ compensations claims from Chicago area clients in a variety of industries. They’ve included delivery and truck drivers, construction workers, laborers, union workers, office personnel, healthcare workers, and more.
Important Facts from Chicago’s Leading Workers Compensation Lawyers
The material on this page breaks down the legal rights for you in terms of benefits afforded an injured worker under the Workers Compensation Act and Civil Law of Illinois. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act outlines the rights of injured workers.
Protection from Retaliation
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act protects you against any kind of discrimination or retaliation on the basis of your workers’ compensation claim. Any action of this type is illegal, and if you have been threatened with or actually fired, demoted, not given adequate hours, or given any unfavorable treatment as a result of a workers’ compensation claim, you may be able to receive significant compensation.
In addition, injured workers are entitled to:
Choice of doctors
Partial Permanent Disability (PPD)
Permanent Total Disability (PTD)
Temporary Total Disability (TTD)
Wage Loss Differential
Call us now at 312-346-3933 (available 24 hours) for a free evaluation of your case. You will always speak directly with an attorney or receive a call back right away. We look forward to investigating the circumstances surround your workplace accident.