Were You Injured At Work? Did A Loved One Suffer In A Workplace Accident?
If you or a loved one has suffered injury or illness due to an accident at work or as a result of your work activities, you may be eligible to file for Illinois workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation provides coverage for all of your medical expenses, wages lost during recovery and disability if your injuries result in permanent impairment.
While workers’ compensation is available to help you recover from an on-the-job injury, sometimes problems can arise in either establishing your right to claim workers’ compensation or in obtaining the full amount of benefits to which you are entitled. That is where talking with an experienced lawyer can help.
I am Peoria workers’ compensation attorney William C. Wombacher. I help injured workers and their families throughout central Illinois protect their rights to workers’ compensation, including appealing claims that are discontinued or denied outright. I will apply my in-depth knowledge of Illinois’ workers’ compensation laws to the unique circumstances of your case.
Did you suffer an injury at work? Was your loved one involved in an on-the-job accident? I can help you. Contact my Peoria law office at 888-541-2088. You pay no attorney fees unless I recover compensation for you, so you have nothing to lose by discussing your case with me in a free consultation.
Understanding Workers’ Compensation In Illinois
Unlike a personal injury lawsuit, workers’ compensation provides benefits to the injured worker regardless of who was at fault for the accident. While this means employees cannot file suit against their employers for wrongdoing, it also means employees are guaranteed coverage for injuries or illnesses they sustain at work even when they are largely responsible for their own injury.
Workers’ compensation generally includes payment for:
- Medical expenses such as doctor visits, follow-up visits, therapy and prescription medications related to your work injury
- Wage loss benefits, generally paid at two-thirds of your average weekly wage if you need extended time off for recovery
- Permanent disability, which is usually paid as a lump-sum settlement if your injury or condition results in lifelong impairment
Workers’ compensation laws apply to employees in all industries, from construction and factory workers to restaurant servers and office personnel. Aside from traumatic injuries such as back injuries or spinal cord injuries, this includes medical conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome or other repetitive stress injuries caused by workplace activities.
Contact Me — I Can Help You
If you suffered a workplace injury, contact my law office in Peoria, Illinois, for experienced help with your workers’ compensation claim. I am here to help you.