Thousands of working people are injured every year with on-the-job accidents. At the Mitchell Law Group, we take pride in assisting injured workers with their workman’s compensation claims and understanding the laws of workman’s comp. We are located in Joliet, IL and we serve Cook, Will, DuPage and Kane counties.
It does not matter who was at fault in the accident, you may still be entitled to benefits. Illinois workman’s compensation system is a “no-fault” system. Under the Illinois Laws of Workman’s Compensation, the “no-fault” system means you do not have to prove negligence by your employer.
While you don’t have to prove that your injury was your employer’s fault, you do have to prove that your injury happened at work. You must report your injury within 45 days. Many workers are not informed of the time frame at play. Also, the longer you wait to report the injury, the less likely your employer is to believe you and to cooperate.
If you have been injured on the job, you should call to speak with one of our attorneys today. There will be no out-of-pocket expenses for our workman’s compensation clients.
Some of the most common workman’s comp issues that clients deal with are:
Not receiving monetary benefits
Dissatisfaction with medical care
Not receiving medical care at all
Specific medical request being denied such as MRI, therapy, medication, etc.
Employer not providing work within the client’s restrictions
Under the Laws of Workman’s Compensation you are possibly entitled to:
66 2/3 pay with a max cap determined by the year of accident
Impairment benefits determined by amount of disability
Authorized treating doctor
Independent medical exam
Permanent total disability benefits
Contact one of our best workman’s comp lawyers
If you have any questions regarding a workman’s compensation case, and you are seeking one of the best lawyers in Joliet, please call us toll free for a free consultation at 1-866-SEEKLAW or 1-866-733-5529.