Injured Workers Need Experienced Legal Help
Sterling is a city that works. Long known for its steel industry, Sterling’s economy has broadened in recent years so that men and women work in a variety of industries that keep our city and state going.
Unfortunately, workplace accidents are unavoidable, even under the best of circumstances. If you have been injured while working, you should qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Illinois requires that most employers carry an insurance policy, and workers qualify for benefits regardless of fault. For help with a claim, please contact Tuite Law today. One of our Sterling workers’ compensation lawyers will review your claim and decide the best course of action.
Work-Related Injuries & Illnesses
Our lawyers have decades of experience handling all types of claims in Illinois. Some clients suffer relatively moderate injuries, while others are permanently disabled. We can help make a claim for:
- Sprains, strains, and other soft-tissue injuries
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Herniated discs
- Joint injuries, including tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Knee injuries
- Ulnar nerve compression
- Crush injuries
- Asbestosis and other breathing disorders
So long as you were injured while working, you should qualify for benefits. Even people who travel for their jobs can qualify if they were traveling for a work-related purpose, such as attending a conference or meeting with a client.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
The system makes a range of benefits available to help injured workers get back on their feet. Our clients have qualified for the following benefits:
- Reasonable and necessary medical care, including rehabilitation services
- Vocational rehabilitation if a worker cannot return to their old job
- Temporary disability benefits
- Partial or total permanent disability benefits
The amount of money workers qualify for is complicated. Generally, workers do not receive their full salaries while out of work but typically get two-thirds of their average weekly wages.
If a worker dies, then family members can access certain death benefits, including help with burial and funeral costs. Please contact our Sterling workers’ compensation lawyers for more information about what benefits you might receive.
Appealing a Denial
Many workers are shocked to see their claim denied by the insurer. There are many reasons given in these situations, such as the insurer’s belief that the injury was not work-related or not covered by the insurance policy.
Fighting a rejection takes time and legal knowledge. Our lawyers protect our clients’ rights by fully documenting the circumstances surrounding the accident and the injuries themselves. We can also bring an appeal where we argue in a hearing that your injuries fall squarely within the workers’ compensation policy.
Affordable Sterling Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Our clients are concerned about costs, which is understandable. Being injured and unable to work is incredibly stressful financially. With no money coming in, workers must now pay for expensive medical treatment while continuing to cover their rent or mortgage.
Fortunately, our seasoned workers’ compensation lawyers in Sterling are affordable. We represent clients on contingency, which basically means you do not pay any client fees upfront. We only get paid if we are successful at obtaining benefits for your claim.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Sterling Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Get the ball rolling today by calling us at (815) 965-5777. Tuite Law is available to meet with injured workers to review their rights and start building a case for benefits. Please contact us without delay to schedule a confidential consultation.