Illinois workers are protected from on-the-job injuries through the state’s workers’ compensation system. According to state law, nearly every employer must buy a workers’ compensation policy, which pays out a variety of benefits when workers are injured in the course of their employment. In fact, over 90% of workers are covered by the system.
At Tuite Law, we help injured workers get the compensation they need. Although workers’ comp benefits are no-fault, a surprisingly high number of workers are rejected for benefits for various reasons. Injured workers often struggle to navigate the system on their own, which seems designed to keep them from getting the help they need. If you have a question, please reach out to our Rochelle law office for a free consultation.
Our Firm Can Handle Your Case
Our law office has decades of experience handling workers’ compensation claims. We have helped clients with various injuries, including:
- Sprains and strains
- Back injuries
- Head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Rotator cuff tears
- Other repetitive stress injuries
- Breathing disorders
- Occupational illnesses
So long as you were injured while working, you should be covered by workers’ compensation, regardless of who is responsible for the accident.
Workers’ Compensation Provides Many Benefits
You should not suffer financial hardship because of a workplace accident. To that end, the workers’ compensation system provides many benefits, such as:
- Coverage of reasonable and necessary medical care
- Temporary disability benefits
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Permanent or partial disability benefits
Because workers’ compensation is no-fault, it does not generally matter if you contributed to your own injuries. It also doesn’t matter if your employer is partially to blame.
Unfortunately, there are many hoops that injured workers must jump through, and not all workers get the full complement of benefits that they are entitled to. If you have a question about receiving workers’ compensation benefits, please contact Tuite Law. We would gladly look at your case.
Some Claims Are Denied
There are many reasons why workers’ compensation claims are denied. For example, you might have a pre-existing injury, which the system is claiming is the real source of your disability. Nevertheless, workers are entitled to benefits when they aggravate a pre-existing injury at work.
Other rejections stem from a lack of documentation that the accident happened at work or that it is sufficiently serious to prevent you from working. Meeting with an attorney is vital to ensuring that you receive prompt payment of benefits.
If your claim was rejected, we can bring an appeal on your behalf. It is key that we start early so that we can build a record that supports your claim. For example, you might need to meet with a new doctor for a second evaluation.
Speak with a Rochelle Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Today
Workplace injuries imperil the financial stability of workers and their families. To obtain the benefits you are entitled to, secure the support of a seasoned attorney. At Tuite Law, we represent clients on “contingency,” so no up-front legal fees are due. Please schedule a free consultation by contacting us today.