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A Geneva Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Fighting For You After A Work-Related Injury

Workers’ compensation helps people injured at work get back on their feet by paying for medical costs and rehabilitation. However, Illinois workers’ compensation law is anything but simple, and it can take a lot of work to get the money and treatment you deserve. That’s why a workers’ compensation lawyer makes a big difference.

At Karayannis Law Offices, our workers’ compensation attorneys are experienced in injury law of all types. In a workers’ compensation suit, our lawyers will move quickly to take on your filing and, when necessary, appeal issues. The pursuit of the necessary compensation after a work accident is often extensive, but you deserve to have a skilled attorney fighting for your medical recovery and lost wages.

Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions About Workers’ Compensation

We know that if you suffered injuries in a workplace accident, you probably have a lot of questions for a workers’ compensation lawyer. Below, our attorneys answer some of the more commonly asked questions. For answers to your specific questions, our firm offers a free consultation appointment.

What steps should an employee take after a workplace injury?

After any injury at work, taking the necessary steps to get compensation is vital, as any misstep early on can lead to a lot of frustration later. Our lawyers can help you by explaining the requirements under Illinois law, and they can take on the burden of making sure that your moves are consistent with the law.

What should I do immediately after a work-related injury?

After a workplace injury, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. As soon as it is practical to do so, make sure to inform your employer about the injury, even if they already are aware of it. By law, you only have 45 days in Illinois to notify your employer, and it is better to do so in writing. Then, seek the services of an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to best protect your interests.

Is there a waiting period for workers’ compensation in Illinois?

The state of Illinois requires companies to carry workers’ compensation insurance. In addition, the Workers’ Compensation Act requires that any employee, even if they have just started working for the company, be covered under workers’ compensation. This means that employees are covered as soon as they begin work. There is no minimum amount of time or a waiting period before an employee is covered and workers’ compensation coverage can begin.

What types of injuries are covered by workers’ compensation insurance?

One of the most difficult steps in the workers’ compensation process is realizing you have a claim. Workers’ compensation is appropriate for any type of work injury, including:

  • Injuries from workplace accidents, such as slip-and-falls
  • Repetitive-use injuries, such as carpal tunnel
  • Line-of-duty injuries for emergency workers
  • Mold exposure and other environmental illnesses that stem from the conditions of your workplace
  • Exertion injuries from lifting and straining
  • Motor vehicle accidents if the employee was driving during the course of work-related duties
  • Death

If you have been injured while performing your duties at work, you very likely have a legitimate workers’ compensation claim. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you evaluate your case and potential claims.

What types of benefits are provided under a workers’ compensation claim in Illinois?

After your injury, you might need help with everything from wage replacement to assistance with medical bills or even transportation to and from appointments. Workers’ compensation provides that help and more. However, it can be a fight to get the benefits you deserve, and that’s where our team comes in. If you have a valid claim, our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers can help you pursue compensation, even if your claim was initially denied.

What are some common causes of work-related injuries?

No workplace is ever 100% safe. Some of the most common causes of work-related injuries include:

  • Slip-and-falls
  • Repetitive strain
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Equipment malfunctions
  • Missing personal protective equipment
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Trench collapses

It is important to remember that the cause of your injuries is less important than the fact that you were injured in the course of your job duties. Your employer does not need to be negligent in order for you to receive workers’ compensation.

Can a worker still file a workers’ compensation claim if an employer doesn’t have workers’ compensation insurance?

Illinois requires any company with one or more employees to have workers’ compensation insurance, so there is a good likelihood that you have coverage. However, if your employer does not maintain a policy, then you may be able to file a lawsuit against them. Our personal injury lawyers have experience filing all types of accident claims. Whether you are pursuing a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit, our team can help.

What does a workers’ compensation attorney do?

A workers’ compensation lawyer helps people who have suffered work-related injuries or illnesses obtain the benefits they’re entitled to receive through the workers’ comp system. They guide their clients through the legal process, including filing applications and appeals, ensuring that their rights are protected. They can advocate for fair treatment and proper compensation as their clients recover.

How does a workers’ compensation attorney help with filing an initial claim?

The application process for workers’ compensation can be bewildering and full of pitfalls. An experienced workers’ comp lawyer can assist with the initial paperwork to make sure that your claim is accurately and comprehensively documented. That can eliminate unnecessary delays and denials.

How can a workers’ compensation lawyer help get compensation for medical expenses and lost wages?

An attorney can gather and present evidence to support your claim, including medical records, witness statements and expert testimonies. They can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to secure fair compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs and lost wages. If a dispute arises, they can represent you in hearings or appeals to ensure that your rights are protected.

Get The Help You Need – Call A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Today

Our workers’ compensation attorneys offer a free case evaluation and consultation. To schedule your free appointment with a workers’ compensation lawyer, reach out today. You can call us at 630-326-4697 or send us an email through our website.