Have you been injured or disabled on the job in Illinois? If so, you have protection under Illinois law. Rely on a workers compensation lawyer at Barton & Baker to get you the benefits you deserve.
What rights can an employee injured on the job expect?
Illinois workers compensation law will grant employees the following, and much more:
- Fully paid medical bills – This means 100 percent of your medical bills are covered. You pay neither co-pays nor any other out-of-pocket expenses for any reasonable treatment related to your job injury.
- Temporary total disability benefits – For the time that you are recovering and temporarily unable to work, your employer must pay two-thirds of your average weekly income, tax-free.
- Permanent partial disability – If your doctor has discharged you from his care, you are entitled to compensation for the permanent nature of your injury.
Why bother with a workers compensation lawyer?
Each state has its own laws for workers compensation. Whether you’ve moved here recently or not, you will want a workers compensation lawyer to guide you through the quagmire of Illinois law.
What is a third party action claim?
Employees are barred from suing their employers for their work-related injuries. However, if a third party is partially responsible for the accident, you could bring an injury lawsuit as well as your workers compensation claim. For example, if you are injured on a construction site because of a negligent worker from another company, you could sue the negligent company.
Where the law limits the benefits you can recover in a workers compensation case, a personal injury claim has no limits: you can recover damages for things like pain and suffering or emotional distress.
Call for a free consultation with a workers compensation lawyer!
At Barton & Baker, we stand for justice. Whether you’re in the Peoria, LaSalle, Ottawa areas or surrounding communities, call on Barton & Baker for your workers compensation lawyer. Our attorneys Marilyn and Kathryn will make the claims process as simple and painless as possible so you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today and tell us about your situation.