Helping Injured Workers Obtain the Benefits they Deserve
Illinois law requires that most employers purchase workers’ compensation insurance. This system has helped countless workers in Illinois receive necessary benefits after they are injured on the job. But obtaining benefits is often easier said than done.
The workers’ compensation system was designed to get workers benefits quickly without the need to file a lawsuit alleging employer fault. The system is “no fault,” so it does not matter if a worker was injured due to his or her own carelessness.
For help accessing benefits, please reach out to Tuite Law. Our Roscoe workers’ compensation lawyers are standing by to review your case and begin collecting evidence. We never represent insurance companies, only workers, so please contact us to schedule a no-risk consultation today.
The Types of Claims We Handle
Our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers are ready to handle the full range of cases involving injured workers. The only requirement to qualify for benefits is that a worker must be injured while working. In the typical claim, a worker is injured while at the job site or office. However, if you travel for your job, you might also qualify even if injured away from work.
Our lawyers have helped those with different types of injuries, such as:
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Sprains and strains
- Knee injuries
- Elbow injuries
- Rotator cuff tears
- Foot injuries
- Nerve damage
- Silicosis, asbestosis, and other breathing disorders
- Occupational illness
- Toxic exposure
Understanding the Benefits Available
Injuries cost money. Workers must pay for their medical care before they can improve, but they often cannot return to work, losing out on wages in the process. Illinois workers’ compensation benefits can include:
- Medical care
- Temporary disability benefits
- Permanent partial or total disability benefits
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Death benefit
The state’s Workers’ Compensation Commission handles the administration of claims. Although the goal is always to get workers benefits quickly, there are many hurdles that can pop up, impeding your ability to get the care you need. A seasoned Roscoe workers’ compensation lawyer can help with this process.
What to Do After Your Claim is Denied
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission declines many claims, and workers are rightly confused when they do not receive their no-fault benefits. Fortunately, the system allows workers to bring an appeal—so long as they do so in a timely fashion.
In our experience, bringing a successful appeal requires extensive preparation. We need to fully document the severity of your injury, sending you to a different doctor, if necessary. We also might need to gather information from family members about how your injuries have impacted your life. An appeal is complicated, but our office strives to ensure workers get every benefit they deserve.
Can You Afford a Seasoned Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?
The system is so complex that you should hire a lawyer with ample experience bringing workers’ compensation claims. Our team is affordable because we represent clients without requiring any upfront fees. Instead, we agree to take a percentage of any award you receive, which is called representing someone on a “contingency fee” agreement. Unless we are successful, you owe us nothing.
Call Our Roscoe Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Today
Tuite Law understands the state’s workers’ compensation system inside and out. Give us a call at (815) 965-5777 to schedule a free, confidential consultation. We can discuss your odds of receiving benefits and take the initial steps to pull together your claim.