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Kane County Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Kane County workplace accident and injury attorney for workers' compensation

Attorney for Workers' Comp Benefits in Kane County Work Injury Cases

When injuries take place in the workplace, employees are entitled to receive benefits through workers' compensation. These benefits are available regardless of who was responsible for an injury, and a person will not need to prove that their employer or other parties acted negligently. However, workers' comp claims are sometimes denied by an employer or their insurance company, and these parties may claim that injuries did not occur while a person was working or that they did not arise out of the work they had performed. To ensure that they can successfully receive the benefits they need and deserve, injured workers will want to work with an attorney who is experienced in workers' compensation cases.

At Flaherty Law, LLC, we have successfully represented clients in numerous types of injury cases. In addition to helping clients receive workers' comp benefits, Attorney Daniel Flaherty provides legal help in personal injury cases. He can ensure that you follow the correct steps when making a workers' compensation claim, and he can also help you determine whether you may be able to pursue a third-party claim against others who may have been responsible for your injury.

Workers' Comp Benefits for Different Types of Injuries

Injuries that occur in workplace accidents are some of the most common reasons why employees file workers' compensation claims. However, workers' comp benefits are available for other types of work-related injuries as well. In some cases, a person may experience health issues related to the work they have performed. Repetitive stress or repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome or degenerative disc disease can affect a person's ability to complete work-related tasks, and workers' comp is available when these injuries are caused by the movements and actions a person takes while performing work. Workers' compensation can also address occupational illnesses that occur when a person is exposed to an infectious disease or toxic substances in the workplace.

Medical benefits provided through workers' compensation will fully cover all of the medical care and treatment related to a work injury. This may include emergency medical treatment following a workplace accident, as well as hospitalization or surgery. Benefits will also address ongoing medical care, including visits to doctors or specialists and physical therapy needed to recover from an injury. If an injury results in a disability, workers' comp will cover expenses related to assistive devices, modifications to a person's home or vehicles, and prosthetics.

Disability benefits will be available if an injury has caused a person to be unable to work or limited the income they are able to earn. While a person is recovering from their injuries, temporary disability benefits will provide them with two-thirds of the average income they had been able to earn before being injured, or if they are able to partially return to work, they will receive two-thirds of the amount their income has been reduced by. If an injury led to a permanent disability, a person will receive a certain number of weeks of pay based on the parts of the body that were injured and the extent to which these body parts were affected, or if they are permanently unable to work, they may receive disability benefits for the rest of their life.

Contact Our Kane County Workers' Comp Attorney

A work-related injury can cause a great deal of difficulty in your life, and you will want to make sure you can receive the benefits that will allow you to make a full recovery while covering your ongoing expenses. Attorney Daniel Flaherty can help you file your workers' compensation claim, and if benefits are denied, he can help you respond to these issues. He will fight to make sure you have the financial resources you need to make a full recovery. To get legal help with your workers' comp case, contact our office at 815-577-7500 and set up a free consultation.

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