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DuPage County Workers' Compensation Attorney

DuPage County work injury lawyer for workers' comp benefits

Lawyer Helping Injured Workers Receive Medical and Disability Benefits in DuPage County, IL

If you have suffered an injury while working, or if you have experienced health issues that were caused by the work you have performed, this can cause financial difficulties for you and your family. Fortunately, workers who are injured on the job will usually qualify for workers' compensation benefits. This will ensure that your medical treatment will be paid for, and it may also address some of the loss of income you have experienced if your injury has made you unable to work. To successfully receive the workers' comp benefits you deserve, it is important to work with an attorney who is experienced in these types of cases.

Flaherty Law, LLC provides dedicated representation to clients in a wide variety of injury cases. Attorney Daniel Flaherty understands the workers' compensation laws in Illinois, and he can ensure that you take the right steps to receive the benefits you need. Whether you have suffered a relatively minor injury or a major disability, he can advise you of your rights and advocate for your interests during your workers' comp claim.

Illinois Workers' Compensation Benefits

In most personal injury cases, a victim will need to demonstrate that someone else was at fault for their injuries. This is not true in cases involving work injuries. Employers are required to maintain workers' compensation insurance, and benefits are available to employees whether their injuries were caused by dangerous conditions in the workplace, errors made by themselves or other workers, or negligence by other parties. In addition to addressing injuries that occur in workplace accidents, workers' comp will also provide benefits in cases where a person suffered injuries due to repetitive motions performed during their job or situations where an employee contracted a disease or illness while working.

Injured employees may be able to receive the following types of benefits through workers' comp:

  • Medical benefits - The costs of medical treatment related to a work injury will be fully covered. These treatments may include emergency medical care, hospitalization, surgery, doctor visits, physical therapy, and any prosthetics or assistive devices that may be needed. Benefits will usually be paid until a person reaches maximum medical improvement (MMI).
  • Temporary disability benefits - If a person is unable to work for at least four days due to an injury, they may receive benefits to make up for the income they have lost. Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits will be available if a person cannot work while they are recovering, and these benefits will cover two-thirds of the average weekly wage (AWW) they earned before being injured. If a person can work part-time or in a lower-paying position while recovering, they can receive Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) benefits that will pay them two-thirds of the difference between their AWW and what they are currently able to earn.
  • Permanent disability benefits - If a work injury leads to a permanent impairment that affects certain parts of the body or bodily systems, a person can receive Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) benefits. The percentage of loss of different body parts will be calculated, and PPD benefits will provide them with a certain number of weeks of pay based on these impairments. The worker will receive two-thirds of their AWW for that number of weeks. If a person will be permanently unable to work, they will qualify for Permanent Total Disability (PTD) benefits, and they will be able to receive two-thirds of their AWW for the rest of their life.
  • Vocational rehabilitation - If an injury has affected a person's ability to return to working in the position they had previously held, these benefits will allow them to receive education or training that will help them find employment that fits within their physical or mental limitations.

Contact Our DuPage County Workers' Comp Lawyer

While workers' compensation should be available any time a person is injured due to their work, there are some cases where claims for benefits are denied by an employer or insurance company. Flaherty Law, LLC can make sure you follow the right procedures when making a workers' comp claim, and we will provide you with the legal representation you need to ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve. Contact us at 815-577-7500 to arrange a free consultation today.

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