Helping Clients throughout Illinois Obtain Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Workers’ compensation benefits are generally available to all injured workers, regardless of who was at fault for the work-related accident, injury, or illness. Nonetheless, employers and their workers’ compensation insurance carriers often try to deny or reduce the amount of workers’ compensation benefits that they pay.
With over 65 years of combined experience, the workers’ compensation attorneys at Taradash Law Firm are dedicated to helping injured workers throughout Illinois get maximum workers’ compensation benefits for on-the-job injuries and illnesses. Moreover, as a full-service accident and injury law firm, we are able to seek additional compensation through third-party claims, when applicable. We have helped thousands of Illinois families recover workers’ compensation benefits, disability benefits, and personal injury damages as a result of a workplace accident.
If you suffered a work-related injury or illness, contact our office at (815) 385-1177 to schedule a free consultation with one of our workers’ compensation lawyers. With offices in both McHenry and Chicago, we represent clients throughout the state of Illinois and, because we work under a contingency fee arrangement, you don’t pay any fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Illinois Workers’ Compensation Laws
Under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, injured workers in Illinois are generally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits regardless of who was at fault for the accident, injury, or illness. There are a few exceptions to workers’ compensation benefits, however, including the following injuries:
- Self-inflicted injuries
- Injuries sustained during the commission of a serious crime
- Injuries sustained when the employee was not on the job
- Injuries caused by conduct that violated company policy
Illinois workers’ compensation laws provide for the following benefits, depending on the extent and nature of the employee’s injury or illness:
- Medical and rehabilitative expenses
- Temporary total disability benefits equal to two-thirds of the employee’s average gross weekly wage if the employee is unable to work while recovering
- Temporary partial permanent disability benefits equal to two-thirds of the difference between the average amount the worker would be able to earn in his or her pre-injury job and the net amount he or she earns in a light-duty job while recovering
- Permanent total disability benefits if there is a loss of use of a part of the body
- Vocational rehabilitation
Contact an Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Although employers are required to pay workers’ compensation benefits for work-related injuries, it is the obligation of the injured worker to file a claim for a workers’ compensation benefits. Because the workers’ compensation claim process can be confusing and overwhelming, it is helpful to consult with a workers’ compensation lawyer. Not only do the work accident lawyers at Taradash Law Firm have an intimate understanding of Illinois workers’ compensation laws, but also we provide our clients with personal attention, clear and constant communication, and practical legal advice in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.
We have offices in both McHenry and Chicago to better serve our clients. Contact our office at (815) 385-1177 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation with one of our workers’ compensation lawyers to learn more about available benefits.