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Every day, workers arrive at their jobs to put in the hours that guarantee them a paycheck. Most people rely on their jobs to provide food and shelter for their family. When you are unable to work because of a workplace injury, the mounting pressure of your financial responsibilities may be overwhelming to deal with.
Whether you work at a desk in an office or on a construction site, every worker is at risk of sustaining some type of injury from a workplace accident. When you are dealing with losses from a workplace injury and your livelihood is in jeopardy, you need the backing of an experienced workplace accident lawyer to help you get compensation for your injury and secure your financial future. For more information about how a Chicago personal injury lawyer can help you, contact Smith LaCien LLP via telephone at (312) 509-8900.
If you have been injured on the job, the best thing to do is to speak with a Chicago workplace accident lawyer about your legal options. At Smith LaCien, your initial consultation is free and if we represent you, you pay nothing unless we win. Call (312) 509-8900 to schedule your free consultation.
Generally, all Illinois employers, whether they have one employee or a hundred, are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. From the moment a worker is employed, the employer is required to have workers’ compensation coverage for the worker. Failure to have the insurance can result in a minimum fine of $10,000 . The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission estimates that about 91% of Illinois workers are covered by workers’ compensation insurance.
Workers injured in the workplace are expected to find their legal remedy in their workers’ compensation insurance coverage. Benefits for Illinois workers injured on the job include:
The objective of workers’ compensation is to take care of an injured worker’s work-related illness or injury without having to prove fault. The advantage of this is that injured workers can quickly get compensation for their work-related injury or illness.
While workers’ compensation is supposed to be a quick and simple process for getting compensation for your work-related injury, it is possible that there will be a conflict between you and the insurance company holding your workers’ compensation policy. The insurance company may dispute the cause of your injury or the necessity of the medical care that you receive. Also, your workers’ compensation benefits may not cover the extent of the damages that you suffered as a result of your injury.
If you are recovering from a workplace injury and need legal assistance to get the compensation you need to get your life back on track, Smith LaCien LLP can help you. Our experienced Chicago workplace injury lawyers can help you navigate the legal process and advance your interests through the process. Call (312) 509-8900 or contact us using our online form to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal options.
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