Illinois has a well-established worker’s compensation system that helps employees who have been injured on the job; but this doesn’t mean that workers always have an easy time getting the compensation they need. If you’ve been injured on the job, consider hiring an attorney to help you when filing a claim for worker’s compensation benefits. Here are just a few of the ways in which a worker’s compensation lawyer can make the process easier:
- Help you file a complete, thorough claim. Worker’s compensation paperwork can be confusing and complex; unfortunately, a simple mistake on a form could stand between you and the compensation you need. To ensure your claim isn’t denied on a technicality, hire an attorney who has experience with these claims and knows how to provide the necessary evidence and documentation for payment of your medical bills and lost wages.
- Ensure you get the amount of compensation you deserve. Like any insurance company, your worker’s compensation provider does not always have your best interests at heart. Generally, insurance companies work to minimize the amount they have to pay out in settlements for on-the-job injuries. Unless you have a qualified attorney on your side, you may not even realize that you are not receiving the benefits you should. A lawyer can help you get the full amount of compensation you deserve.
- Address objections from your employer or insurance company. Your employer and insurance company may object to your claim, alleging that your injuries were not as severe as you say or trying to find a reason to disqualify your claim. An experienced attorney can provide arguments and evidence to refute these accusations and make sure you get the treatment and reimbursement you deserve.
An on-the-job injury can leave you in pain and uncertain about your financial future. For help during this nerve-wracking time, turn to McCready, Garcia & Leet, P.C., a law firm in Chicago that provides worker’s compensation representation. To schedule a consultation in our office, call (773) 779-9885.
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