If you have been injured at work in Illinois, you are entitled to workers' compensation. If your insurer or employer resists giving you the full compensation you deserve or tries to send you back to work too soon, an experienced lawyer may be able to help you.
The workers' comp attorneys at Noonan Perillo & Thut Ltd., represent injured workers across Illinois. We know how to protect your rights in a workers' compensation claim. We can also investigate whether you have a valid third-party personal injury claim against someone other than your employer. If you do, you may be able to recover additional money damages.
- Temporary Total Disability
- Permanent and Partial Disability
- Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits
- Wage Differential Benefits
- Workers' Compensation and 3rd Party Settlements
Contact our Lake County law office to schedule a free consultation with one of our workers' compensation lawyers. We handle workers' comp claims on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no attorney fees unless and until we receive a financial recovery for you.
Understanding Your Rights Under Illinois Workers' Comp Law
Illinois law requires employers to compensate any employee injured at work in the following ways:
- Payment of all medical expenses for treatment related to the injury sustained at work or on the job
- Lost wages for any time the employee is unable to work, also known as temporary total disability (TTD)
- Compensation for any long-term effects of the injury
- Wage differential benefits, which allow an injured worker to recover two-thirds of the difference between their former salary and their current pay in the event that they are unable to return to their prior job
Many employers do not inform their employees that they are entitled to payment for the long-term or permanent effects of their injuries.
Under the workers' compensation system, it does not matter whether you or anyone else was at fault for your injuries. If you were injured at work or while performing work duties, you are covered. Your employer may require an independent medical examination (IME), but you are entitled to be treated by your own doctors.
Intervening on Your Behalf at Any Stage
The earlier in the process that you contact a workers' compensation lawyer, the better off you will be. If you contact us right after your injury, we can make sure your initial request for benefits is handled properly.
Often, people contact us after having trouble with their employers' workers' compensation insurance company. Common problems include refusal to pay medical expenses or cutoff of temporary total disability payments due to disagreements about your ability to return to work.
To meet with an experienced workers' comp settlement attorney, contact our Lake County office. We will answer any of your questions and assist you in getting fair compensation for your injuries.